Root Cause Analysis

Use Lightstep to create data-driven hypotheses and resolve issues fast.

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Monitor Deployments

Lightstep offers a way to see how your deployments (even partial deployments) affect your service performance.

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Investigate a Latency Regression

You can use Lightstep not only to monitor your services after a deploy, but also to compare performance over specific time periods and then dig into details to find the differences that caused the issue.

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Investigate an Error Rate Increase

When you notice an increase in error rate on Lightstep's Service Health view, you can use the analytical tools to find the source of errors.

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Find Correlated Areas of Latency and Errors

A standard method of identifying the root cause of a performance regression is to manually comb through traces and search for common system attributes associated with that regression or with errors. With Correlations, Lightstep helps you find attributes correlated with latency and errors automatically.

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Resolve an Incident

Use Lightstep to quickly create a hypothesis about the root cause of a performance incident.

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View Traces

You use the Trace view to see a full trace from beginning to end of a request. The Trace view shows you a flame graph of the full trace (each service a different color) and below that, each span is shown in a hierarchy, allowing you to see the parent-child relationship of all the spans in the trace. Errors are shown in red.