You can send metrics to Lightstep using the OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP). This protocol was designed as a format to support both StatsD and Prometheus style metrics exposition for reporting to backend systems.

If you are interested in experimenting with the latest from OpenTelemetry, you can also use either the Collector or the SDK.

This protocol and specification are still under development, so there may be features that are unsupported by Lightstep. Please refer to this page for the most up to date information about our OpenTelemetry Protocol support.