Take Control of Your Observability Data: An Engineering Roundtable on Lessons Learned with OpenTelemetry
Instrumenting your code is a key foundational step when starting your observability journey. But it’s all too easy to choose proprietary instrumentation agents or libraries that are frustrating, time-wasting, and create vendor lock-in. Instead, you can set up your instrumentation once and have the power to use your telemetry data anywhere you see fit. With OpenTelemetry, you can avoid common vendor traps and get the observability you deserve. OpenTelemetry is the most useful way to set up your applications for observability. But to get the most from OpenTelemetry, hearing from engineering teams like yours can help you avoid common implementation pitfalls. Learn about successful adoption patterns from teams at Campspot, Upgrade, and Jimdo during an engineering roundtable discussion with Phillip Carter that covers emergent practices and provides actionable advice. You’ll learn about: - The problems OpenTelemetry can solve & how to get started - Pitfalls encountered and overcoming roadblocks - Tips on managing custom instrumentation - How Honeycomb supports your use of OpenTelemetry Let OpenTelemetry with Honeycomb be the foundation for your observability success.
Ep. #45, Choosing OpenTelemetry with Chris Holmes of Simply Business
In episode 45 of o11ycast, Charity and Liz are joined by Chris Holmes of Simply Business. Together they unpack OpenTelemetry, the importance of tracing, and the observability adoption process at Simply Business.
The OpenTelemetry Collector can be used to consolidate and process data from multiple different services. This video explains the OpenTelemetry Collector and how you can use it with Honeycomb to observe existing and new applications.
Building Observability Metrics With OpenTelemetry
OpenTelemetry provided trace data stability earlier this year. Now, project contributors are enhancing metrics support in OpenTelemetry. This means the OpenTelemetry data model and components, including the Collector and language libraries (APIs and SDKs), are being extended. Full interoperability with Prometheus, a core pillar of metrics support with OpenTelemetry, is also in development. Join in for this session to learn about what we’re building to provide full metrics support and ensure interoperability with Prometheus metrics.