Everything you need to know about OpenTelemetry Java agent

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  • opentelemetry-java

    OpenTelemetry Java SDK

    opentelemetry-java This repo is the main OpenTelemetry Java SDK and provides components for manual instrumentation. Top-level components include OpenTelemetry API, extensions, SDK, bridge layers for OpenTracing and OpenCensus.

  • opentelemetry-java-instrumentation

    OpenTelemetry auto-instrumentation and instrumentation libraries for Java

    opentelemetry-java-instrumentation This is the sibling project of opentelemetry-java and provides the all-in-one, easy-to-install auto instrumentation Java agent. The OpenTelemetry Java agent enables you to capture telemetry data from many popular libraries and frameworks. You need to attach it to any Java 8+ application. We will learn more about the Java agent below.

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  • opentelemetry-java-contrib OpenTelemetry java provides this repo to cover JVM-based applications and workflows that don't fit into the scope of opentelemetry-java and opentelemetry-java-instrumentation.

  • signoz

    SigNoz is an open-source APM. It helps developers monitor their applications & troubleshoot problems, an open-source alternative to DataDog, NewRelic, etc. 🔥 🖥. 👉 Open source Application Performance Monitoring (APM) & Observability tool

    As mentioned earlier, OpenTelemetry is a vendor-agnostic instrumentation library. So the telemetry data is portable. You can configure it to export in many different formats. A tool like SigNoz supports the default OTLP formats and is a perfect choice for sending your telemetry data. It also comes with a visualization layer where you can visualize charts like the popular RED metrics and distributed tracing with flame graphs and Gantt charts.

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