Feb 9, 2023   |  By Yuri Shkuro
Jaeger’s HotROD demo has been around for a few years. It was written with OpenTracing-based instrumentation, including a couple of OSS libraries for HTTP and gRPC middleware, and used Jaeger’s native SDK for Go, jaeger-client-go. The latter was deprecated in 2022, so we had a choice to either convert all of the HotROD app’s instrumentation to OpenTelemetry, or try the OpenTracing-bridge, which is a required part of every OpenTelemetry API / SDK.
Nov 3, 2022   |  By Yuri Shkuro
TL;DR: proposal (and a survey) to deprecate native Jaeger exporters in OpenTelemetry SDKs in favor of OTLP exporters.
May 30, 2022   |  By Yuri Shkuro
The latest Jaeger v1.35 release introduced the ability to receive OpenTelemetry trace data via the OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP), which all OpenTelemetry SDKs are required to support. This is a follow-up to the previous announcement to retire Jaeger’s “classic” client libraries. With this new capability, it is no longer necessary to use the Jaeger exporters with the OpenTelemetry SDKs, or to run the OpenTelemetry Collector in front of the Jaeger backend.
Feb 27, 2022   |  By Team Aspecto
Written by @thetomzach @ Aspecto. In this guide, you’ll learn what Jaeger tracing is, what distributed tracing is, and how to set it up in your system. We’ll go over Jaeger’s UI and touch on advanced concepts such as sampling and deploying in production. You’ll leave this guide knowing how to create spans with OpenTelemetry and send them to Jaeger tracing for visualization. All that, from scratch.
Jan 17, 2022   |  By Yuri Shkuro
In distributed tracing, sampling is frequently used to reduce the number of traces that are collected and stored in the backend. This is often desirable because it is easy to produce more data than can be efficiently stored and queried. Sampling allows us to store only a subset of the total traces produced.
Oct 26, 2021   |  By Juraci Paixão Kröhling
A couple of years ago, the OpenTelemetry project was founded by the merger of two similarly aimed projects: OpenTracing and OpenCensus. One of the goals of this new project was to create an initial version that would “just work” with existing applications instrumented using OpenTracing and OpenCensus.
Feb 24, 2021   |  By Dotan Horovits
Running systems in production involves requirements for high availability, resilience and recovery from failure. When running cloud native applications this becomes even more critical, as the base assumption in such environments is that compute nodes will suffer outages, Kubernetes nodes will go down and microservices instances are likely to fail, yet the service is expected to remain up and running.
Nov 12, 2020   |  By Alex Gervais
Implementing distributed tracing is fast becoming a fundamental expectation when building modern (distributed) systems. However, this is yet another thing for developers to learn, and configuring distributed tracing on Kubernetes is hard, right? Actually, no. Getting started with Jaeger on Kubernetes has never been easier.
Oct 8, 2020   |  By Dotan Horovits
Logs, metrics and traces are the three pillars of the Observability world. The distributed tracing world, in particular, has seen a lot of innovation in recent months, with OpenTelemetry standardization and with Jaeger open source project graduating from the CNCF incubation. According to the recent DevOps Pulse report, Jaeger is used by over 30% of those practicing distributed tracing.
Oct 7, 2020   |  By Joseph Heck
I have been following distributed tracing technologies — Zipkin, OpenTracing, Jaeger, and others — for several years, without deeply trialing with any of them. Just prior to the holidays, we were having a number of those “why is this slow?” questions about an express application, written in typescript, providing an API endpoint.
This talk comes from practical experience of running a cloud-based SAAS under Kubernetes for the last two years. Prometheus is good for the big picture view of how things are running, while Jaeger acts like a microscope on the internal workings of your system.
Nov 29, 2017   |  By Estafet Consulting
Shows how a microservices architecture can be instrumented to generate Opentracing events which are monitored and presented using Jaeger. The demo is based on one of our github projects - see estafet.com/github and download the source which runs on minishift.
Nov 28, 2017   |  By Estafet Consulting
Opentracing gives us a standard for recording interactions across a distributed microservice architecture, whilst Jaeger is a monitoring tool that shows us the flow of events. It gives huge insight to both devs and ops teams, and is also a potentially cheaper way of demonstrating compliance with MiFID and GDPR.
Nov 8, 2017   |  By Utah Golang User Group
Learn the basics of OpenTracing and Jaeger and why they are so awesome. Jason Newman, Chief Architect at Weave, presents on how Weave uses OpenTracing and Jaeger to diagnose issues on their micro-service architecture.

Open source, end-to-end distributed tracing. Monitor and troubleshoot transactions in complex distributed systems.

As on-the-ground microservice practitioners are quickly realizing, the majority of operational problems that arise when moving to a distributed architecture are ultimately grounded in two areas: networking and observability. It is simply an orders of magnitude larger problem to network and debug a set of intertwined distributed services versus a single monolithic application.

Problems that Jaeger addresses:

  • Distributed transaction monitoring
  • Performance and latency optimization
  • Root cause analysis
  • Service dependency analysis
  • Distributed context propagation

We are a Cloud Native Computing Foundation hosted project.