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Grafana Cloud Traces

Grafana Cloud Traces

Grafana Cloud Traces is an easy-to-use, and high-scale distributed tracing backend. Using Cloud Traces, you can search for traces, generate metrics from spans, and link your tracing data with logs and metrics.


Distributed tracing visualizes the lifecycle of a request as it passes through a set of applications.

Grafana Cloud Traces is a fully managed distributed tracing system powered by Grafana Tempo. Use its highly scalable, cost-effective trace storage and query engine to understand the flow of requests and data in your software systems and track down issues quickly.

Cloud Traces uses object storage and a columnar trace storage format based on Apache Parquet, making it extremely cost effective.

You can use open source tracing protocols, including Jaeger, Zipkin, and OpenTelemetry.