LightStep Tracing Debuts
March 11, 2019
Tracing is the fastest way for developers and DevOps to adopt
best-of-breed distributed tracing, a technique used to dramatically
improve the performance and reliability of modern distributed
architectures, like microservices and serverless. LightStep Tracing is
both easier to integrate and more powerful than any other distributed
tracing solution, and it is now generally available as a public beta.
LightStep Tracing leverages the same high-performance architecture as LightStep [x]PM which enables it to collect 100% of the performance data. This translates into unlimited cardinality and real-time indexing and search, so teams never miss a performance outlier and reduce mean time to incident resolution.
Dynamic system diagrams that visually summarize the bottlenecks affecting any aspect of a microservices architecture.
Real-time performance histograms enable organizations to understand what’s normal and what’s not, all with an unprecedented level of analytical detail.
“Snapshots”: Durable, shareable snapshots of system behavior that explain performance anomalies via statistical summaries of thousands of relevant traces. Snapshots are an industry first, providing an unprecedented level of detail and analytical depth, even for events in the past.
Native integration into leading service mesh technologies including Envoy and Istio.
LightStep Tracing provides developers with step-by-step instructions and validations along the way, both guiding and accelerating instrumentation and tracing adoption.
LightStep Tracing visualizes service-to-service interactions to provide a deeper understanding of complex system behavior spanning web, mobile, microservices, serverless, and monoliths.
With an easy to use interface, streamlined instrumentation based on OpenTracing, individuals and teams can get up and running with distributed tracing in minutes. With no lock-in to a bloated platform, LightStep Tracing makes best-of-breed, unsampled distributed tracing available for everyone.