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Dec 4, 2019   |  By Alex Boten
In “Getting Started with OpenTelemetry Alphas: Python”, we scratched the surface of distributed tracing with OpenTelemetry in Python. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into span exporters and learn how to get traces into LightStep from your Python application. You can create a free-forever LightStep account here to follow along.
Dec 3, 2019   |  By Sachi Shah
I joined LightStep this past summer as a Product Manager. Having transitioned to Product from Engineering, I was intrigued by LightStep’s technology. LightStep’s satellite architecture and high-cardinality trace data provides engineers with novel and fast ways to gain a clear picture of the interactions between their microservices.
Nov 26, 2019   |  By Robin Whitmore
We’ve been working hard on some really great, full-stack features, like the OpenTelemetry launch, making it easy to compare historical data, and huge improvements to root cause analysis. We’re not slowing down for the holidays, so be on the lookout for these coming your way soon! But of course, we did manage to launch a few features and improvements this month. Here’s what’s new in November.
Nov 19, 2019   |  By David Klein
What would incident management be without alerting? Would on-call teams be forced to refresh their screens for hours on end, in hope (or fear) of finding an outlier or performance regression? Thankfully, this isn’t something we have to worry about.
Nov 18, 2019   |  By James Burns
Sometimes platform teams get created as a place to dump all the toil. Other times they’re created to collect systems expertise. However, the true purpose of a platform team is to increase development velocity and improve the developer experience. How can you keep this from happening with your platform team? We’ll share five specific ways to build empathy with the developer experience, and make sure your platform team is becoming (or staying) the business multiplier it should be.
May 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
Report Finds Record Growth in Microservices is Disrupting the Operational Landscape
Nov 19, 2019   |  By LightStep
Operating microservices at-scale can be relentless and overwhelming. But why? Because there are two ways systems scale. They can scale wide, or they can scale deep. And when microservices architectures scale, they scale deep.
Oct 11, 2019   |  By LightStep
Segment's Director of Engineering, Albert Strasheim, and Site Reliability Engineer, Achille Roussel, explain how LightStep provides complete visibility into their distributed system:
Oct 10, 2019   |  By LightStep
With little configuration, LightStep will automatically aggregate, analyze, and visualize your Zipkin tracing data.
Oct 7, 2019   |  By LightStep
Without any additional configuration, LightStep will automatically aggregate, analyze, and visualize your Jaeger tracing data.
Jul 31, 2019   |  By LightStep
Under Armour's Director of Platform Engineering, Eric Wood, shares his thoughts on LightStep, distributed tracing, and managing complex systems.