Opencensus: A stats collection and distributed tracing framework - an update

In microservices architectures, it is difficult to understand how services use resources across shared infrastructure. In monolithic systems, we depend on traditional tools that report per-process resource usage and latency characteristics that are limited to a single process. In order to be able to collect and analyze resource utilization and performance characteristics of distributed systems, OpenCensus tracks resource utilization through the chain of services processing a user request.

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide an overview of distributed tracing;
  • Provide an overview of metrics collection;
  • Introduce OpenCensus and why choose it over competitors ;
  • Have audience members coming away knowing how to get started tracing, instrumenting and reporting from their Erlang applications.

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