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Grafana Tempo is an open source, easy-to-use, and high-volume distributed tracing backend. Tempo is cost-efficient, and only requires an object storage to operate. Tempo is deeply integrated with Grafana, Mimir, Prometheus, and Loki. You can use Tempo with open-source tracing protocols, including Jaeger, Zipkin, or OpenTelemetry.

Tempo integrates well with a number of existing open source tools:

Trace visualization in Grafana

Grafana Tempo builds an index from the high-cardinality trace-id field. Because Tempo uses an object store as a backend, Tempo can query many blocks simultaneously, so queries are highly parallelized. For more information, see Architecture.

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