Description

Tracing is hard. Or so we hear. While we can’t magically instrument all your code, we still want to show you what we have been working on over the last year. We believe to have lowered the barrier of entry to tracing considerably. This talk will give you the numbers on what our tracing system can do, and what the tradeoffs are. We’ll show you how to plug the necessary parts together to have a well-rounded observability solution. And we’ll round this session off with a tour of other tracing integrations that we’ve been adding to Grafana, such as AWS X-Ray.

We are working on recovering the Q&A portion of this session, check back for updates.

Speakers

David Kaltschmidt
David Kaltschmidt

Director, User Experience
Grafana Labs

David is a Director of UX at Grafana Labs and focuses mainly on workflows around monitoring infrastructure with Prometheus and Loki. In a previous life, David built a variety of UIs to help troubleshoot networks, anything from distributed systems to VoIP networks. He’s fully on the sourdough train and is still baking way too much bread.

Annanay Agarwal
Annanay Agarwal

Software Engineer
Grafana Labs

Annanay’s involvement with open source started with a Google Summer of Code under the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure Project. Post-college, his interest in distributed tracing got him involved with the Jaeger and OpenTelemetry projects. He now works as a Backend Engineer at Grafana Labs. When not at his desk, he is either watching football or listening to music.

Zoltán Bedi
Zoltán Bedi

Software Engineer
Grafana Labs

Zoltán is a Frontend Engineer at Grafana Labs, where he works in the Observability squad focusing on the tracing data sources. He loves to try out the latest and greatest software and live on the bleeding edge.

Callum Styan
Callum Styan

Software Engineer
Grafana Labs

Callum is a Software Engineer at Grafana Labs, where he works on Prometheus and Cortex. As a Prometheus team member, he maintains the remote write system. Outside of work, he likes to spend his time reading and hanging out with his dog.