Instrumenting a common framework or library in your distributed system can rapidly put you on a path to greater visibility into your application. This auto-instrumentation provides out-of-the-box tracing of popular frameworks (such as Django and Spring), common protocols (HTTP, gRPC) and data store drivers (MySQL, MongoDB). Simply configure the tracer and see requests travel through those components as full distributed traces in Lightstep. We offer the following Auto-Installers for instrumentation:
We also work with Istio Service Mesh to create span data from HTTP requests. This is a great way to get up and running with distributed tracing for apps in a service mesh. Istio leverages Envoy’s distributed tracing feature to provide tracing integration out of the box. Learn more here.