In today’s highly federated and cloud-native world of distributed computing environments, it is essential for organizations to have visibility into their applications with a unified collection model. OpenTelemetry has emerged as the de facto standard for collecting logs, metrics, trace, and event (MELTs) data.
Organizations today rely on key applications running on complex multi-cloud environments to transact business and work. A sound log management practice with insightful analytics not only helps ensure those applications are reliable and secure, but it can reduce the “cognitive load” put on engineers by empowering them with efficient troubleshooting in order to resolve and rescue MTTR.
Application performance management (APM) and distributed tracing are practices that many teams have been using for years to help detect and mitigate performance issues within applications—while the first one was born in the era of big single-host monoliths, the latter is especially useful for distributed applications that use a microservices architecture, in which tracing is critical for pinpointing the source of performance issues.