opentelemetry-dotnet VS opentelemetry-go

Compare opentelemetry-dotnet vs opentelemetry-go and see what are their differences.

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opentelemetry-dotnet opentelemetry-go
7 92
2,461 3,935
2.6% 2.6%
8.5 9.7
7 days ago 6 days ago
C# Go
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of opentelemetry-dotnet. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-04.
  • ASP.NET Core: Monitoreo con OpenTelemetry y Grafana
    7 projects | | 4 Jun 2023
    open-telemetry/opentelemetry-dotnet: The OpenTelemetry .NET Client (
  • Guide to Distributed Tracing with OpenTelemetry Dotnet
    2 projects | | 25 Jan 2023
    ūüí°Good to know¬†-- If you wish to export traces to Jaeger, you should use the¬†AddJaegerExporter¬†instead of the¬†AddOtlpExporter. Visit the opentelemetry-dotnet¬†repository¬†to see how it's done.
  • Observability with Grafana Cloud and OpenTelemetry in .net microservices
    9 projects | | 6 Oct 2022
    We're going to use OpenTelemetry .NET SDK. Add following nuget dependencies to the project:
  • OpenTelemetry in Action: Identifying Database Dependencies
    3 projects | | 8 May 2022
    We instrument the application with the OpenTelemetry SDK and SqlClient instrumentation library for .NET. First, we add the following NuGet package references to the API’s project file:
  • [c#] Using W3C Trace Context standard in distributed tracing
    9 projects | | 13 Jun 2021
    Besides that, the propagation fields (traceparent and tracestate) were added in the message header. In the last article, I said that the standard (in the Working Draft (WD) step of the w3c process) recommends to add the propagation fields in the application-properties section by the message publisher. For the current example, I chose to propagate that context in the message header even for AMQP calls as was done in the dotnet OpenTelemetry example. It's important to reinforce that Trace Context: AMQP protocol is not a W3C Recommendation yet. Take a look at the place where the propagation fields were added:
  • Tracing End-to-End Data from Power Apps to Azure Cosmos DB
    4 projects | | 24 May 2021
    As long as the Azure Functions app knows the instrumentation key from an Application Insights instance, it traces almost everything. OpenTelemetry.NET is one of the Open Telemetry implementations, has recently released v1.0 for tracing. Both metrics and logging are close to GA. However, it doesn't work well with Azure Functions. Therefore, in this post, let's manually implement the tracing at the log level, which is sent to Application Insights.


Posts with mentions or reviews of opentelemetry-go. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-08.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing opentelemetry-dotnet and opentelemetry-go you can also consider the following projects:

ApplicationInsights-dotnet - ApplicationInsights-dotnet

RabbitMQ - Open source RabbitMQ: core server and tier 1 (built-in) plugins

zipkin - Zipkin is a distributed tracing system

C# StatsD Client

ASP.NET Core - ASP.NET Core is a cross-platform .NET framework for building modern cloud-based web applications on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

trace-context-w3c - W3C Trace Context purpose of and what kind of problem it came to solve.

opentelemetry-specification - Specifications for OpenTelemetry

WinSlap - Swiftly configure a fresh Windows 10 installation with useful tweaks and antispy settings.

.NET Runtime - .NET is a cross-platform runtime for cloud, mobile, desktop, and IoT apps.

signoz - SigNoz is an open-source APM. It helps developers monitor their applications & troubleshoot problems, an open-source alternative to DataDog, NewRelic, etc. ūüĒ• ūüĖ•. ūüĎČ Open source Application Performance Monitoring (APM) & Observability tool

GymLog - This is a gym exercise log application using Power Apps, Azure Functions, Table Storage, Service Bus and Cosmos DB.

dotnet-trace-context - Dotnet 5 W3C Trace Context example