December 9, 2020

Instana Announces Automatic Distributed Tracing Support for Java and Go on Lambda Serverless Infrastructure

Solution Operates Independent of Serverless Platform APIs, Delivering Native Tracing for Python, Node.js, Go and Java Across the Entire Environment

Chicago, IL – December 9, 2020 – Instana, a leading provider of APM and Observability Solutions for Cloud-Native and microservice applications, today announced the availability of automated tracing for Lambda functions written in Java or Go. Extending the already existing automatic tracing for Python and Node.js, Instana is the only solution to provide automatic native tracing of all 4 languages on Lambda.

“Serverless platforms have represented a huge opportunity to minimize compute costs while continuing to deliver high performance mission critical business applications,” said Chris Farrell, Observability Strategist at Instana. “Instana’s end-to-end distributed tracing, enabled with just a configuration setting, delivers everything needed for observability, monitoring and troubleshooting in serverless environments.”

Able to operate independently of infrastructure-based APIs like AWS X-Ray, Instana’s tracing for Go and Java delivers the same detail, functionality and information as its standard tracing capabilities. Not only does this provide a common methodology that allows better comparison, but also ensures that users have a full picture of transactions as they move across either serverless or standard workloads.

Instana’s Enterprise Observability Platform, powered by automated Application Performance Monitoring, discovers and maps all services, infrastructure and their inter-dependencies automatically. Instana ingests all observability metrics, traces each request, profiles every process and updates application dependency maps in real time to deliver the context and actionable feedback needed by Dev+Ops to optimize application performance, enable innovation and mitigate risk to help them add value and efficiency to the pipeline.

All distributed traces, regardless of infrastructure type, are included in Instana’s Unbounded Analytics, the only product-driven analytics engine that analyzes infrastructure and application monitoring metrics, distributed traces and process profiles together in one place, providing deep analysis of all important data on a single screen to help answer any question about application performance.

Automatic Java and Go Tracing on Lambda is available today on all versions of Instana’s APM and Observability platform, delivering the quickest and easiest way to collect end-to-end distributed traces, no matter where they go. Learn more at

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Instana, an IBM company, provides an Enterprise Observability Platform with automated application monitoring capabilities to businesses operating complex, modern, cloud-native applications no matter where they reside – on-premises or in public and private clouds, including mobile devices or IBM Z.

Control hybrid modern applications with Instana’s AI-powered discovery of deep contextual dependencies inside hybrid applications. Instana also gives visibility into development pipelines to help enable closed-loop DevOps automation.

This provides actionable feedback needed for clients as they to optimize application performance, enable innovation and mitigate risk, helping Dev+Ops add value and efficiency to software delivery pipelines while meeting their service and business level objectives.

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