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Thanks to all who joined us for our first webinar of the year to learn how to use OpenTelemetry and Checkly for a full monitoring solution. A video of the session is at the bottom of this post!
We need to monitor our service's performance, but large closed SaaS options are expensive and complex. OpenTelemetry is the 'wave of the future' for observability, but is it ready for your team? Yes!
Join Nočnica to see a demonstration of instrumenting a demo application and learn what OpenTelemetry can do. We'll also add external site monitors with Checkly synthetics checks.
* What's in the OpenTelemetry Project, and how you can use it
* How to architect data collection for OpenTelemetry
* How to add Synthetic User testing and uptime monitoring with Checkly
Nočnica, fresh off delivering a workshop at the CodeMash conference on January 9th, will share her knowledge from over 5 years as part of the OpenTelemetry community.
- What's in the project - data backend, vizualization, Synthetics, and queries are not part of OTel
- Use cases - can help almost anyone
- Status of development - Logs support is still growing, but you can send logs through the collector
- Closed source SaaS backends
- issues with OTel data being a 'second class citizen'
- data in, but not data out
- Most basic - direct from SDK to datastore, don't do this
- Single collector
- Collector -> collector
- Daemonset in Kubernetes (I promise you don't need to know Kubernetes to follow this webinar!)
- Basic data emitter from the CLI
- Auto-instrumentation with the language-appropriate SDK
- Configuring data sends
- Known OpenTelemetry Limitation
- Why we need it
- Systems that take their monitoring down with them
- Playwright and more complex tests
We had a great webinar with a ton of great attendees and questions. The recorded version is available on YouTube.
If you'd like to join a community of like-minded nerds who want to know what's really happening inside their stack, join the Checkly slack to keep up with all the best Synthetics, heartbeat monitoring, and monitoring-as-code news.