Logz.io Launches Distributed Tracing
November 10, 2020
Share this

Logz.io announced the launch of the Jaeger-based Distributed Tracing solution.

Distributed Tracing enhances and completes Logz.io’s ground-breaking observability mission of providing the best-of-breed open source monitoring tools on a fully managed SaaS platform.

Logz.io now enables engineers to collect, analyze and correlate logs, metrics and traces on a single, open source-based platform to make production monitoring and troubleshooting faster and easier.

As engineering teams continue to develop microservices based applications, the complexities of this increasingly distributed architecture have made it harder to identify and isolate production issues. The open source tracing project, Jaeger, governed and supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, was conceived at Uber in response to these monitoring challenges and their business need to build a microservices and cloud native architecture to meet demands for scale. Jaeger responds to the fundamental shift in the development and operational needs of engineers by supporting the monitoring, verification, debugging, and performance of cloud native applications. According to the recent DevOps Pulse 2020 from Logz.io, Jaeger and other tracing solutions are emerging, with 68% of the 1,000+ engineers surveyed stating that the technology “plays an important role in their observability strategy.”

The Logz.io Distributed Tracing solution complements the ELK-based Log Management and open source Grafana-based Infrastructure Monitoring offerings to provide engineers with an easy-to-use, fully managed and integrated platform. Logz.io Distributed Tracing is completely cloud-based, easy to deploy and onboard. Engineers can use Distributed Tracing to gain a system-wide view of their architecture, stay alerted on failed or high latency requests, and quickly drill into end-to-end call sequences of selected requests of intercommunicating microservices. Users can also reduce time to detect and time to resolve by navigating between traces, logs and metrics. The launch of Jaeger-based Distributed Tracing further solidifies Logz.io’s commitment to the open source community by contributing features and fixes to Jaeger.

Key benefits of Distributed Tracing include:

- Unification with Log Management and Infrastructure Monitoring: - Engineers can monitor and analyze logs, metrics, and traces based on ELK, open-source Grafana, and Jaeger on one unified platform. Jaeger, along with Logz.io’s offering, adheres to the open source projects OpenTracing and OpenTelemetry and guarantees that application instrumentation and trace data will remain relevant across frameworks now and into the future.

- Open Source + Advanced Analytics: Distributed Tracing enables seamless alerting and correlation between logs and traces. This workflow unifies monitoring and troubleshooting to facilitate faster root cause analysis.

- Ease of Use and Cost Efficiency: The solution supports the rich ecosystem of instrumented tracing frameworks, databases and programming languages. Engineers can easily deploy Distributed Tracing and avoid the steep costs of leading proprietary APM-based solutions, and the overhead of managing open source components at scale.

“This solution marks a significant milestone in the development of our end-to-end observability platform,” said Tomer Levy, CEO and Co-founder of Logz.io. “Engineers can now quickly and easily deploy an open source-based tracing solution that allows fast and seamless correlation between logs, metrics and traces on one unified SaaS platform.”

Share this

The Latest

November 24, 2020

Shoppers are heading into Black Friday with high expectations for digital experiences and are only willing to experience a service interruption of five minutes or less to get the best deal, according to the 2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday eCommerce Trends Study, from xMatters ...

November 23, 2020

Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) has become significant to businesses more than ever. Global events like Covid continue to disrupt best practices within IT to support business. The pandemic has already forced millions of employees to WFH and adopt a hybrid workspace. Network connectivity and cloud application issues in these environments will continue to impact productivity and slow progress. Even so, transparent migration and deployment of on-premise workloads across multi-cloud providers, by their very nature are complex ...

November 20, 2020

APMdigest posed the following question to the IT Operations community: How should ITOps adapt to the new normal? In response, industry experts offered their best recommendations for how ITOps can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 5, the final installment in the series, covers open source and emerging technologies ...

November 19, 2020

APMdigest posed the following question to the IT Operations community: How should ITOps adapt to the new normal? In response, industry experts offered their best recommendations for how ITOps can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 4 covers monitoring and visibility ...

November 18, 2020

APMdigest posed the following question to the IT Operations community: How should ITOps adapt to the new normal? In response, industry experts offered their best recommendations for how ITOps can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 3 covers automation ...

November 17, 2020

APMdigest posed the following question to the IT Operations community: How should ITOps adapt to the new normal? In response, industry experts offered their best recommendations for how ITOps can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 2 covers communication and collaboration ...

November 16, 2020

The "New Normal" in IT — the fact that most IT Operations personnel work from home (WFH) today — is here to stay. What started out as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic is now a way of life. Many experts agree that IT teams will not be going back to the office any time soon, even if the public health concerns are abated. How should ITOPs adapt to the new normal? That is the question APMdigest posed to the IT industry. ITOps experts — from analysts and consultants to the top vendors — offer their best recommendations for how ITOps can react to this new environment ...

November 12, 2020

The pandemic effectively "shocked" enterprises into pushing the gas on tech initiatives that, on the one hand, support a more flexible, decentralized workforce, but that were by-and-large already on the roadmap, regardless of whether businesses had been planning to support widespread work-from-home or not ...

November 10, 2020

Maintaining call quality with Microsoft Teams is a process, not a onetime event. Network engineers and Microsoft Teams application owners need to be vigilant in preserving optimal call quality to ensure audio, video, and screen-sharing always remain satisfactory for end-users. In this blog, we cover how the Microsoft Teams Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) combined with the audio/video synthetic transaction monitoring improves this maintenance process ...

November 09, 2020

For IT teams, catching errors in applications before they become detrimental to a project is critical. Wouldn't it be nice if there was someone standing over your shoulder, letting you know exactly when, where, and what the issue is so you can correct it immediately? Luckily, there are both application performance management (APM) and application stability management (ASM) solutions available that can do this for you, flagging errors in both the deployment and development stages of applications, before they can create larger issues down the line ...