Lightstep

San Francisco, CA, USA
2015
Nov 23, 2020   |  By Ted Young
Hi all, tedsuo back again, dropping a knowledge bomb and a bunch of stale-yet-crunchy pop culture references. Last week we covered Node; this week we are going to dive into Python. If you crack open OpenTelemetry, you’ll quickly discover that there’s a lot there. But, as a developer applying OpenTelemtry to your application, 99% of what’s in there doesn’t matter.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Andrew Gardner
Recently we had Alex Hidalgo as our guest on 99PercentVisible who joined us to speak about SLOs, and how we can improve the way in which this data is used within organizations to make people happier — including your customers, engineers, and your business. I’m not going to recap the whole chat (because you should watch it yourself), but I did want to hit on a few key points that Alex brought up.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Ted Young
In this blog series, The Big Pieces, we’re going right to the heart of it: OpenTelemtry’s raison d'etre, design philosophy, and resulting architecture. In this first installment, we’re going to cover the high-level goals of the project as a whole, then dive into the design goals of the OpenTelemetry client components which run within the application process.
Nov 18, 2020   |  By Brandon Cato
At Lightstep, we’ve always been committed to ensuring that developers have access to the data they need to monitor and take appropriate action on your business critical processes. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve made major improvements to our Lightstep API program to provide our customers with more powerful access to Lightstep’s differentiated data.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Ishmeet Grewal
Lightstep recently added several new APIs to help developers access the high value data being sent to Lightstep from their systems and integrate the rich analysis built on that data into their existing workflows. This allows customers to extend the value that Lightstep provides out-of-the-box and enable new ways to innovate. In this post, you’ll learn how to extend Lightstep in your organization to analyze discrepancies in span volume over time.
Nov 10, 2020   |  By Ted Young
Hi all, tedsuo here. We’re passing an important milestone on OpenTelemetry: the tracing specification is about to be frozen, and release candidates for OpenTelemetry tracing implementations will be coming soon, with metrics following in the next couple of months. While we are putting our core documentation together, I thought now would be a good time to point out how simple it is to actually use distributed tracing in JavaScript.
Oct 29, 2020   |  By Fran Thorpe
Every day developers wade through a growing number of error alerts emerging from changes and issues across their interdependent systems. But identifying the critical errors and mapping them to the root cause and resolution involves too much unproductive, time-consuming guesswork. At Lightstep we’re always on the look for ways to make Observability best practices easier for any developer to adopt. Recently we’ve combined efforts with Rollbar, a platform for error monitoring and analysis.
Oct 23, 2020   |  By Fran Thorpe
There is a lot of noise surrounding the term “Observability”. While vendors and pundits debate three pillars, Lightstep has partnered with PagerDuty, to ensure software teams can move from context within an incident to quickly understand and determine root cause. Together we’re augmenting incident response solutions for pre-production scenarios.
Oct 22, 2020   |  By Brandon Cato
Grafana is one of the most popular open source analytics platforms in the market today. Teams use Grafana to visualize consolidated metrics from different applications and databases into a single dashboard. Now with Grafana and Lightstep, developers can power Grafana’s visualization with Lightstep’s rich trace data.
Oct 20, 2020   |  By Austin Parker
The goal of OpenTelemetry, ultimately, is to make observability a seamless and built-in feature of cloud-native software. However, there’s more to this than simply integrating with frameworks like gRPC or Spring Boot - observability works best when you combine data from a variety of sources. The OpenTelemetry Collector is an integral part of this, acting as a “swiss-army knife” that can integrate metrics, logs, and traces from a variety of sources and translate them as needed.
Nov 16, 2020   |  By Lightstep
OpenTelemetry is an open source framework that provides a single set of APIs, libraries and instrumentation resources to capture distributed traces and metrics from your applications. Join Ted Young, Director of Developer Education at Lightstep, to learn how to get started with distributed tracing in Node.js using OpenTelemetry.
Nov 12, 2020   |  By Lightstep
OpenTelemetry is an open source framework that provides a single set of APIs, libraries and instrumentation resources to capture distributed traces and metrics from your applications. Join Ted Young, Director of Developer Education at Lightstep, to learn how to get started with distributed tracing in Python using OpenTelemetry.
Nov 5, 2020   |  By Lightstep
A tech talk on building reliable software applications with Cindy Sridharan.
Oct 29, 2020   |  By Lightstep
At Lightstep we’re always on the look for ways to make Observability best practices easier for any developer to adopt. Recently we’ve combined efforts with Rollbar, a platform for error monitoring and analysis. In connecting our collective expertise, we’ve created workflows to remove the guesswork and improve error resolution in pre-production and production software.
Oct 29, 2020   |  By Lightstep
Join Ted Young, Director of Developer Education at Lightstep, to learn how to get started with distributed tracing in Python using OpenTelemetry.
Oct 27, 2020   |  By Lightstep
Join Ted Young, Director of Developer Education at Lightstep, to learn how to get started with distributed tracing in Java using OpenTelemetry.
Oct 27, 2020   |  By Lightstep
Learn how to instrument a Node.js application in 5 minutes. For Opentelemetry How To's: Opentelemetry.lightstep.com For Opentelemetry deep dive Opentelemetry.io
Oct 20, 2020   |  By Lightstep
Oct 19, 2020   |  By Lightstep
Join Ted Young, Director of Developer Education at Lightstep, to learn how to get started with distributed tracing in Node.js using OpenTelemetry.
Oct 19, 2020   |  By Lightstep
Join Ted Young, Director of Developer Education at Lightstep, to learn how to get started with distributed tracing in Golang using OpenTelemetry.
May 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
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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.

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