Get Started

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

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Get Started with Lightstep

Get started with Lightstep by sending metric data from Datadog, instrumenting your services with OpenTelemetry, and seeing how Change Intelligence uses both to perform root cause analysis.

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Send Metric Data to Lightstep

You can send metric data to Lightstep from many different sources.

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Tracing Instrumentation Quick Start

Learn how to instrument your application using OpenTelemetry and then send data to Lightstep.

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Investigate a Metric Deviation

Use Lightstep's Change Intelligence when you notice a deviation in your metric charts to quickly find the root cause.

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Use Change Intelligence from a Metric Alert

Use Lightstep's Change Intelligence to find the root cause when alerted to a deviation in your metrics.

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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 metrics, tracing, Microsatellites, the SaaS platform, 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.

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Find the Root Cause of Latency

Learn how to find the cause of a latency increase using Lightstep's Service Health view.

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Lightstep Glossary

Glossary of terms used in Lightstep.