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Category: OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry   Product Updates  

OpenTelemetry 2022 Holiday Goodie Bag

We here at Honeycomb really like OpenTelemetry and goodie bags, so we have a nice little OpenTelemetry-flavored holiday goodie bag to share with you before...

Observability   OpenTelemetry  

Monitoring Cloud Database Costs with OpenTelemetry and Honeycomb

In the last few years, the usage of databases that charge by request, query, or insert—rather than by provisioned compute infrastructure (e.g., CPU, RAM, etc.)—has...

OpenTelemetry  

5-Star OTel: OpenTelemetry Best Practices

Recently, Honeycomb held a roundtable discussion (available on demand) with Camal Cakar, Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Jimdo; Pierre Lacerte, Director of Software Development at...

OpenTelemetry  

Import Datadog Traces Into Honeycomb

Getting existing telemetry into Honeycomb just got easier! With the release of the Datadog APM Receiver, you can send your Datadog traces to the OpenTelemetry...

OpenTelemetry  

Iterating on an OpenTelemetry Collector Deployment in Kubernetes

When you want to direct your observability data in a uniform fashion, you want to run an OpenTelemetry collector. If you have a Kubernetes cluster...

OpenTelemetry   Product Updates  

Get More Out of OpenTelemetry With Honeycomb's Latest Updates

Just a few short months ago, we talked about a bunch of updates to Honeycomb’s support for OpenTelemetry. To the surprise of no one, we’ve...

Observability   OpenTelemetry  

Getting Started with OpenTelemetry: Three Companies Check Into OTel Observability

Learn how Jimdo, Upgrade, and Campspot benefited from OpenTelemetry, whether in improved performance, or by avoiding vendor lock-in....

OpenTelemetry  

Running the OpenTelemetry Collector in Azure Container Apps

In this post, we’ll look at how to host the OpenTelemetry Collector in Azure Container Apps. There are a few gotchas with how it’s deployed,...

OpenTelemetry  

OpenTelemetry Logs, OpenTelemetry Go, and the Road Ahead

We’ve got a lot of OpenTelemetry-flavored honey to send your way, ranging from OpenTelemetry SDK distribution updates to protocol support. We now support OpenTelemetry logs,...

Monitoring   OpenTelemetry  

Monitoring Unit Tests with OpenTelemetry in .NET

In this post, we’ll look at how you can use OpenTelemetry to monitor your unit tests and send that data to Honeycomb to visualize. It’s...

OpenTelemetry  

Send a Test Span Through an OpenTelemetry Collector

The scenario: you want to see distributed traces, maybe for your web app. You’ve set up an OpenTelemetry collector to receive OTLP traces in JSON...

Observability   OpenTelemetry  

Adding Code Tags to Your OpenTelemetry Spans

One of the reasons that OpenTelemetry is great at doing this is that a lot of the common attributes you may find on a span...

OpenTelemetry   Tutorials  

A to Z With Observability and OpenTelemetry

“How do I get started on instrumentation with OpenTelemetry, while also following best practices for the long-term?” This article is all about taking you from...

Ask Miss O11y   OpenTelemetry  

What the Hell is Activity Anyway?

Dear Miss O11y, I use .NET and I keep seeing something called `Activity` but in OpenTelemetry there is only talk about “Span” and “Trace,” why?...

Ask Miss O11y   OpenTelemetry  

Ask Miss O11y: As a developer, how can I try out observability?

Dear Miss o11y, What's the first small thing to do in o11y that would teach me something, bring something valuable, and open the way for...