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Grafana Tempo 2021: Year in review

30 Dec 2021 3 min read

Grafana Tempo has had quite a year. Just eight months after it was announced at ObservabilityCON 2020, the open source tracing solution went GA. Since the Tempo team released v1.0 in June, we have ingested more than 39 trillion spans, a 26x increase from last year. We also introduced Grafana Enterprise Traces, which is powered by Tempo, to the Grafana Enterprise Stack

Here’s a recap of all the news that shaped Tempo’s action-packed year, and the demos and webinars we hosted to help the community embrace tracing in their observability solutions. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Tempo and distributed tracing, kick off 2022 with our upcoming webinar “Distributed tracing with Grafana: From Tempo OSS to Enterprise” on Jan. 27.

Tempo releases and features

The new Grafana Cloud: the only composable observability stack for metrics, logs, and traces, now with free and paid plans to suit every use case

How to get started quickly with metrics, logs, and traces using Grafana Cloud integrations

A beginner’s guide to distributed tracing and how it can increase an application’s performance 

Auto-instrumenting a Java Spring Boot application for traces and logs using OpenTelemetry and Grafana Tempo

How to send traces to Grafana Cloud’s Tempo service with OpenTelemetry Collector

Grafana, Loki, and Tempo will be relicensed to AGPLv3

Get started with distributed tracing and Grafana Tempo using foobar, a demo written in Python

What’s new in Grafana Cloud for July 2021: Traces, live streaming, Kubernetes and Docker integrations, and more

Grafana Tempo is now GA with the release of v1.0

A guide to deploying Grafana Loki and Grafana Tempo without Kubernetes on AWS Fargate

Grafana Tempo 1.1 released: New hedged requests reduce latency by 45%

How Istio, Tempo, and Loki speed up debugging for microservices

Instrumenting a .NET web API using OpenTelemetry, Tempo, and Grafana Cloud

Auto-instrumenting a Java Spring Boot application for traces and logs using OpenTelemetry and Grafana Tempo

Intro to distributed tracing with Tempo, OpenTelemetry, and Grafana Cloud

Grafana Tempo 1.2 released: New features make monitoring traces 2x more efficient

Introducing Grafana Enterprise Traces, joining metrics and logs in the Grafana Enterprise Stack observability solution

Webinars and talks

Reducing MTTR with Grafana’s observability stack: Prometheus, Loki, and Tempo

Get started with distributed tracing with Grafana Tempo and Grafana Enterprise Traces

Open source distributed tracing with Grafana Tempo 

Intro to the Grafana Stack: correlate your metrics, logs, and traces with Grafana

Community stories

Testing shift left observability with the Grafana Stack, OpenTelemetry, and k6

The easiest way to get started with Grafana Tempo is Grafana Cloud, with free and paid plans to suit every use case. If you’re not already using Grafana Cloud, sign up for free today!