Distributed tracing is surfacing in the global consciousness of DevOps and Observability as critical signals, on par with metrics and logging. However, while the technology and operations of metrics and logging solutions are well established and understood, distributed tracing is still an early discipline and ripe for learning.
For microservices environments distributed tracing must be extremely precise – no sampling, no partial traces, have very low overhead, and provide powerful insights. In this talk, Michele shares the lessons learned along the way of building Instana, the lead distributed tracing solution for cloud-native applications.
1. Distributed tracing is an awesome observability tool
2. Doing distributed tracing well is HARD!
3. Doing distributed tracing well is FUN!
4. Maybe you should let others do it for you…..