You can monitor your system, along with service and other resource performance, using unified dashboards that can contain both metric and span data charts. You can also see the performance of key operations on your services at a glance, and monitor them after a deployment.
Query your data
The Unified Query Builder allows you to query both your metric and span data using one tool. You use the builder in notebooks, dashboards, and alerts to create charts for your data.
Instead of the builder, you can use the Unified Query Language (UQL) in the editor to build more fine-grained queries.
Create and manage unified dashboards
With unified dashboards, you can monitor both metric and span data charts in one place.
Create metric charts
You build metric charts by querying your metric data. Querys can include filters, group-bys, and formulas.
Create span charts
Span charts are queries against data sent by your spans on your services. As with metric charts, you can include filters, group-bys, and formulas.
Use Terraform to create and manage dashboards
Lightstep Observability provides an open-source Terraform provider for automating the setup and on-going configuration of your charts.
Monitor service and operation health
The Service Health view shows you the latency, error rate, and operation rate of the key operations on a service. You can drill down into anomalies to begin your investigation.
The Service Health view can display deployment markers, allowing you to see at a glance if a deployment caused a change in performance.