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.
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). You can see traces in Lightstep almost immediately.
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.
Learn how to instrument your app for distributed tracing using OpenTracing and Lightstep.
Use Lightstep to quickly create a hypothesis about the root cause of a performance incident.