Intro to OpenTracing and OpenCensus for Distributed Tracing

By Gerred Dillon | September 25, 2018

While standard logging and metrics collection approaches give us an understanding of our application from a single vantage point, it is less useful for understanding the flow of execution and data through our applications, especially across network boundaries. Tracing completes our view of application health. There are several standards for distributed tracing, including OpenTracing and Open Census. We’ll describe these two open source standards and show how to use OpenTracing with SolarWinds® AppOptics™.