Telemetry without the Tool Tax

A presentation at Infobip Shift in in Zadar, Croatia by Ben Greenberg

You want to instrument your application with observability tooling. You understand the benefits of doing so, but when you start investigating you discover a tooling sprawl that makes your head spin. This has been a persistent pain point for engineering teams, and a consistent deterrent to instituting a robust DevOps practice.

Open Telemetry (OTel) comes to try and solve that tool tax for your observability needs. It is an open source project maintained by the community that radically democratizes your application’s metrics, logs and traces, releases you from vendor exclusivity, and reduces your dependencies. In this talk, you will learn about the origin story of OTel, and how to transform your tool sprawl into a focused funnel of data powering your DevOps practice.


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