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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds .NET tracing support

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) v 0.7.0 is now available with .NET support. This release adds support for tracing .NET applications using open source OpenTelemetry’s .NET API and SDK. You can use AWS monitoring backends, such as AWS X-Ray, as well as partner monitoring solutions for triaging and analyzing performance issues or bottlenecks in your applications.

Earlier this month, the OpenTelemetry project released the stable version 1.0 of the tracing specification.

What’s new

The .NET API and SDK v 1.0.1 are now available, offering a stable version for tracing support. This new release includes:

Use exporters of your choice

ADOT also bundles several exporters for use with the Collector, enabling customers to send observability data to any backend monitoring service of their choice. These exporters include OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP) for HTTP and gRPC, and exporters for AWS X-Ray, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP). Partner exporters include trace exporters for Dynatrace, Datadog, New Relic, and Splunk, as well as a metrics exporter for Splunk.

Download now

Learn about AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry on the AWS Open Source Blog. Complete technical documentation is available on the ADOT developer site. To explore the distribution, please download it from GitHub.

As always, we welcome you to participate in the OpenTelemetry project. And we offer a big thank you to all the contributors who enabled the OpenTelemetry .NET release.

Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma

Alolita is a senior manager at AWS where she leads open source observability engineering and collaboration for OpenTelemetry, Prometheus, Cortex, Grafana. Alolita is co-chair of the CNCF Technical Advisory Group for Observability, member of the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee and a board director of the Unicode Consortium. She contributes to open standards at OpenTelemetry, Unicode and W3C. She has served on the boards of the OSI and Alolita has led engineering teams at Wikipedia, Twitter, PayPal and IBM. Two decades of doing open source continue to inspire her. You can find her on Twitter @alolita.

Nizar Tyrewalla

Nizar Tyrewalla

Nizar Tyrewalla is a Principal Product Manager in AWS focused on monitoring distributed applications built using microservices architecture. Currently, he is leading the distributed tracing service with AWS X-Ray and ingestion of Observability data using open source tools and frameworks like OpenTelemetry.