What is OpenTelemetry?

What is OpenTelemetry?

May 13, 2021

What is OpenTelemetry? How does OpeneTelemetry work? Open Telemetry is the new standard is generating traces, metrics, and logs from your applications. It works by allowing developers to use common SDK's and API's in their services that handle all the heavy lifting of generating said data.

Forrest Knight breaks down the different components of the ecosystem and helps you understand why adopting it now is probably a great idea.

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