Lightstep

San Francisco, CA, USA
2015
Apr 27, 2021   |  By Andrew Chee
For many organizations starting out with distributed tracing, Jaeger is often the first tool used to ingest and visualize traces. It provides a way for developers to query for individual requests and see their behavior as they traverse all the services and operations to complete the request. As powerful as this is, it only provides a partial picture of your system’s performance because you are only able to visualize individual requests or at most compare two requests to each other.
Apr 14, 2021   |  By Ted Young
Welcome back to the latest edition of All you need to know. Today we’ll be focusing on one of my favorite languages, Go. All you really need to know is this: Seriously, that’s it. If you want to try out OpenTelelmetry in Go, follow the guide below. A heavily commented version of the finished tutorial can be found at here. Feel free to use this code as a reference when you get started with instrumenting your own application.
Apr 13, 2021   |  By Kristen Bouchard
If you’re an engineer, you might find it challenging to answer these three high-level questions in a typical troubleshooting scenario. We hear this from our customers and from our competitors’ customers so often that they’ve become the most important questions we strive to answer as easily as possible within our user experience.
Apr 7, 2021   |  By Andrew Chee
We all know that in a modern distributed software system your application is only as fast as your slowest dependency. With the proliferation of microservices and containerization, any given application request can now potentially traverse multiple services to complete its work.
Apr 6, 2021   |  By Danica Shei
Being on-call is never fun, especially when a high-priority customer reports an issue. When you’re on call and get paged, your immediate action is likely to jump into your solution of choice (preferably Lightstep), query whatever real-time data you have on hand to investigate the issue, and narrow down the possible problems.
Mar 23, 2021   |  By Ted Young
Hello, Tedsuo here, back again with the Windows edition of all you need to know. Today we’re going to dig into getting started with OpenTelemetry in .NET. In fact, we have some exciting news! OpenTelemetry .NET is now v1.0! With the v1.0 release, tracing is now marked as stable. Future releases will be fully backwards compatible for many years – we have no plans for a v2.0 release.
Mar 18, 2021   |  By Clay Smith
Lightstep wants to help customers and our DevOps partners adopt OpenTelemetry. As a founding member and core contributor of the standard, we have the expertise, tools, and templates to help vendors easily adopt it in their solutions. We are launching a series of OpenTelemetry-based tutorials and example instrumentation for different DevOps solutions.
Mar 17, 2021   |  By Ted Young
When you get started with OpenTelemetry, you may notice something: there are multiple distros. Most appear to be vendor-specific. What the heck are these shenanigans? The short, short version: Most of the configuration in OpenTelemetry revolves around which backend you are going to send data to. Distros package up the set of plugins and configuration options needed to connect OpenTelemetry to a particular back end. Distros are not forks.
Mar 15, 2021   |  By Clay Smith
Lightstep wants to help customers and our DevOps partners adopt OpenTelemetry. As a founding member and core contributor of the standard, we have the expertise, tools, and templates to help vendors easily adopt it in their solutions. We are launching a series of OpenTelemetry-based tutorials and example instrumentation for different DevOps solutions.
Mar 12, 2021   |  By Clay Smith
Modern software development in a large organization is siloed: tools, processes and technology vary by team. This trend is accelerating with microservice and cloud-based architectures, where individual teams choose the best available solutions to build and operate their services— 25-plus different tools on average, according to a recent report by William Blair.
May 6, 2021   |  By Lightstep
Listen and ask questions as two observability experts discuss their trade. Simplebet is a sports technology and betting company focused on unlocking a new type of sports betting called Micro-Markets. In this live interview, we will talk to Simplebet about the observability challenges they faced, the steps they took to overcome them, and how understanding change is now setting their business up for success.
May 3, 2021   |  By Lightstep
A short demo on how to use OpenTelemetry with Split.io and Lightstep. Learn more at github.com/lightstep/lightstep-partner-toolkit Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications. Powered by cutting-edge distributed tracing and a groundbreaking metrics database, and built by the team that launched observability at Google, Lightstep’s Change Intelligence provides actionable insights to help teams answer the question “What caused that change?”
Apr 30, 2021   |  By Lightstep
Context Propagation is a fundamental part of OpenTelemetry's architecture. Tracing, metrics, and logs all make use of it. In part one of this series, we'll cover the problem that Context Propagation solves, and an overview of how it works.
Apr 29, 2021   |  By Lightstep
I'm a Developer Advocate. That means that ultimately, my job is to teach people things. Over the last year and some change, I've given dozens of talks and workshops about DevOps, the majority of them educational in nature. The way I approach developer education has changed pretty radically over that period of time – more difficult for me in some ways, but better for my audience in every way. The assumptions I make are different now, and the way I communicate has changed, too.
Apr 21, 2021   |  By Lightstep
A deep dive into distributed tracing and logging while looking into traces, metrics, Change Intelligence, and more. Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications. Powered by cutting-edge distributed tracing and a groundbreaking metrics database, and built by the team that launched observability at Google, Lightstep’s Change Intelligence provides actionable insights to help teams answer the question “What caused that change?”
Apr 14, 2021   |  By Lightstep
Learn the definition and differences between SLA (Service-level agreement), SLO (Service-level objective), and SLI (Service-level indicator). Forrest will break each SL(x) down with examples.
Apr 13, 2021   |  By Lightstep
Sit down with OpenTelemetry co-founder Ted Young and Technical Committee member Josh MacDonald to discuss traces and metrics in OpenTelemetry. Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications. Powered by cutting-edge distributed tracing and a groundbreaking metrics database, and built by the team that launched observability at Google, Lightstep’s Change Intelligence provides actionable insights to help teams answer the question “What caused that change?”
Apr 9, 2021   |  By Lightstep
Learn how you can use observability, distributed tracing, and Lightstep to enumerate service dependencies. Forrest will run through an example from the API gateway to the service diagram in Lightstep.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By Lightstep
Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications. Powered by cutting-edge distributed tracing and a groundbreaking metrics database, and built by the team that launched observability at Google, Lightstep’s Change Intelligence provides actionable insights to help teams answer the question “What caused that change?”
Mar 4, 2021   |  By Lightstep
Lightstep enables teams to detect and resolve regressions quickly, regardless of system scale or complexity. We integrate seamlessly into daily workflows, whether you are proactively optimizing performance or investigating a root cause so you can quickly get back to building features.
May 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
Report Finds Record Growth in Microservices is Disrupting the Operational Landscape

Delivering on the promise of unified observability, Lightstep enables teams to detect and resolve regressions quickly. We scale gracefully from a single service to hundreds, without limits to data volume or cardinality, as the needs of your business expand to empower any team size, at any stage in the software development lifecycle.

We integrate seamlessly into daily workflows, whether you are proactively optimizing performance or investigating a root cause so you can quickly get back to building features.

With auto-instrumentation and out-of-the box access to a root cause analysis engine, we enable immediate and meaningful insights in real-time.