Why Transaction Tracing is Critical for Monitoring Microservices

By Andre Newman | January 22, 2020

Teams switching from a monolithic application architecture to microservices often face a jarring realization: their time-tested troubleshooting techniques don’t work as effectively. A microservice consists of many independent, distributed, and ephemeral services with varying capabilities for monitoring and logging[](https://www.loggly.com/solution/logging-tool/). Techniques such as stack traces are effective troubleshooting tools in monoliths, but only paint a small portion of the big picture in a microservice-based application.