Get Started

Start using Lightstep by instrumenting your services and then use that span and trace data in Lightstep for root cause analysis and to monitor performance.

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Get Started with Lightstep

Get started with Lightstep by learning about how Lightstep works, how to create an account, how to get your application's telemetry data into Lightstep, and how to view that data to perform root casue analysis.

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Quick Start: Instrumentation

Learn how to instrument your app for distributed tracing using OpenTracing and Lightstep.

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Understand Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing provides a view of the life of a request as it travels across multiple hosts and services communicating over various protocols. With distributed tracing implemented, you have a window into performance at every step in the request.

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How Lightstep Works

Learn how tracers, Satellites, the Hypothesis Engine, and the web UI work to analyze 100 percent of unsampled transaction data from distributed, deep systems to produce complete end-to-end traces and robust metrics that explain performance behaviors and accelerate root cause analysis.