observIQ's Stanza Log Agent Now A Part of OpenTelemetry Project

observIQ's Stanza Log Agent Now A Part of OpenTelemetry Project

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. – January 28, 2021 – observIQ, a provider of next-generation observability solutions for ITOps and DevOps teams, today announced that its open source log agent Stanza is now part of the OpenTelemetry Project as the key component for log collection.

Since its inception in 2020, observIQ’s mission has been to deliver a simple to use, powerful, and performant log management experience. observIQ launched Stanza as an open source project in mid-2020 with the goal of developing a high-performance, yet flexible, open source log agent. observIQ and OpenTelemetry have agreed to include Stanza as the log agent component within OpenTelemetry. Several observIQ team members will join the project as maintainers of the log agent component to continue to innovate in log agent technology and help to advance the mission of OpenTelemetry.

This announcement comes as observIQ launches observIQ Cloud, its log management platform designed to dramatically simplify log management for ITOps and DevOps teams.

“We’re pleased that observIQ’s Stanza log agent will become a key part of the OpenTelemetry project,” said Mike Kelly, CTO of observIQ. “This has been in the works for many months and the team at observIQ is excited to see it become a reality. This announcement coincides with the launch of our log management platform, which will be the first platform to take full advantage of the log agent technology now incorporated into OpenTelemetry.”

Morgan McLean, Co-founder of OpenTelemetry, also commented on the news, saying “We are thrilled to integrate observIQ’s Stanza log agent into the OpenTelemetry project.” McLean added, “observIQ’s contribution to the logs portion of the project will significantly increase the usability and adoption of OpenTelemetry for all IT professionals.”

In addition, Torsten Volk, Managing Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) stated, “Observability gaps and interoperability breakdowns are often side-effects of the increasingly rapid adoption of cloud native open source technologies. In this world of increasing technology complexity, organizations are often partially blind to operational risk that is present whether they are aware of it or not. I applaud the observIQ platform for helping enterprises gain complete visibility by providing a unified log management platform as a service that consistently and comprehensively captures logs and dependencies across cloud native and traditional app stacks. Here it is exciting to see that observIQ’s Stanza high performance open source agent has become the foundation layer of the logs portion of the OpenTelemetry observability framework as this makes unified open source log management available to ITOps and DevOps alike.”

To download the Stanza open source log agent, please visit github. You may sign-up for a free trial of observIQ Cloud here.

To learn more, please read this blog post by observIQ’s CTO Mike Kelly.

About OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry is an observability framework – software and tools that assist in generating and capturing telemetry data from cloud-native software.

The project has wide industry support including contributions from Google, Amazon, Splunk, New Relic and others.


About observIQ

observIQ builds next-generation observability solutions for ITOps and DevOps teams. Built by engineers for engineers, observIQ’s solutions accelerate, simplify, and enhance observability across today’s hybrid environments. For more information, visit observIQ.