DOP 151: What Is OpenTelemetry?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 23, 2022

Show Notes

#151: As an application developer, you know you need data about your application. Usually, that data starts with logs. Over time, you add in metrics. At some point, you might add traces. With OpenTelemetry, you get all three with one tool.

In this episode, we speak with Ramon Guiu about the OpenTelemetry landscape and how as an application developer you might want to start using OpenTelemetry in your projects.


Ramon Guiu

Ramon Guiu

Ramon is VP of Observability products at Timescale where he is building Promscale, a unified observability backend for metrics, traces and logs on top of TimescaleDB and PostgreSQL.

Before Timescale, Ramon was VP of Product Management at New Relic where he initially led their infrastructure monitoring product and later their transition to open instrumentation standards including OpenTelemetry.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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