Running systems in production involves requirements for high availability, resilience and recovery from failure. When running cloud native applications this becomes even more critical, as the base assumption in such environments is that compute nodes will suffer outages, Kubernetes nodes will go down and microservices instances are likely to fail, yet the service is expected to remain up and running.

In a recent post, I presented the different Jaeger components and best practices for deploying Jaeger in production. In that post, I mentioned that Jaeger uses external services for ingesting and persisting the span data, such as Elasticsearch, Cassandra and… Announces New Distributed Tracing SaaS Based on Jaeger Tracing OSS

This is a special day for me. Jaeger is the leading open source project for distributed tracing today, and I’m proud to share that we at have launched the world’s first managed Jaeger service in general availability!

This means that we’ve specialized in running Jaeger in production with all the related installation, configuration, upgrades etc., so that you don’t need to worry about that.

This is the sign of a successful open source project: when the industry recognizes the benefits and leadership of a project, the natural evolution is seeing commercial and enterprise grade offering around that. …

Logs, metrics and traces are the three pillars of the Observability world. The distributed tracing world, in particular, has seen a lot of innovation in recent months, with OpenTelemetry standardization and with Jaeger open source project graduating from the CNCF incubation. According to the recent DevOps Pulse report, Jaeger is used by over 30% of those practicing distributed tracing. Many companies realize the need for distributed tracing to gain better observability into their systems and troubleshoot performance issues, especially when dealing with elaborate microservices architectures.

Starting with Jaeger, the first step is to instrument your code to send traces to…

Dotan Horovits

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