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Automatically instrument AWS service API calls with Lightstep Observability

Use an OpenTelemetry-based plugin to automatically instrument AWS service API Calls from your Node.js service, and see their performance in Lightstep.

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Get started with Lightstep Observability

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

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Improve your incident response flow

Learn how to improve your incident response capabilities using high-cardinality attributes in your instrumentation, creating alerts, and configuring Workflow Links.

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Integrate feature flag data with Lightstep Observability

Use an OpenTelemetry-based plugin to integrate feature flag data from your Node.js service into Lightstep Observability.

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Migrate from Datadog to Lightstep Observability

Learn how to migrate your metric and trace data from Datadog to Lightstep Observability.

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Monitor service health after a deployment

Use Lightstep Observability to monitor service performance after a deployment to catch regressions quickly.

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Use Change Intelligence from a metric alert

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

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Use Codefresh and Lightstep Observability to manage deploys

Learn how to integrate Lightstep Observability with Codefresh to monitor and if needed, rollback your deployments.

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Use Lightstep Observability and Gremlin in a Chaos experiment

Use Lightstep Observability and Gremlin to create chaos experiments automatically using observability data found in Lightstep Observability.

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Use OpenTelemetry to integrate Rollbar data with Lightstep Observability

Use an OpeTelemetry-based plugin to integrate Rollbar data from your Node.js service into Lightstep Observability.

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Use the Lightstep Pre-Deploy Check GitHub action to deploy safely

Use the Lightstep Pre-Deploy Check in your GitHub Action workflow to determine the health of your entire system before a deploy.

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Use the Services Change Report action to bring observability into GitHub

Use the Lightstep Services Change Report to bring observability data into your CI/CD workflow without having to leave GitHub.

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Create alerts for metric data

Create alerts for your metric data. When triggered, alerts are sent to configured destinations.

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Create dashboards from Streams

Group multiple Streams to create a dashboard.

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Create webhook notification destinations

You can use webhooks to send alert notifications to any third-party app that accepts webhooks. Lightstep offers a number of pre-built templates to get you started

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How Lightstep Observability displays metrics

Learn how Lightstep Observability displays metrics.

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Ingest OpenTelemetry metrics

Ingest OpenTelemetry Metrics encoded using OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP)

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Ingest metrics from Amazon

Configure Amazon metrics to report to Lightstep Observability.

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Ingest metrics from Datadog

Configure current metrics to report to Lightstep Observability. You can also import existing metric dashboards into Lightstep Observability.

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Ingest metrics from Google Cloud Monitoring

Configure Google Cloud metrics to report to Lightstep Observability.

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Ingest metrics from Java/JMX

Use the OpenTelemetry JMX receiver to send metrics to Lightstep Observability.

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Ingest metrics from Kafka

Use the OpenTelemetry Kafka receiver to send metrics to Lightstep Observability.

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Ingest metrics from NGINX

Use the OpenTelemetry NGINX integration to send metrics to Lightstep Observability.

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Ingest metrics from Redis

Use the OpenTelemetry Redis integration to send metrics to Lightstep Observability.

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Ingest metrics using the OpenTelemetry Collector

Send metric data from the OpenTelemetry Collector directly to Lightstep Observability using OpenTelemetry Protocol.

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Ingest metrics using the OpenTelemetry SDK

Send metric data from an OpenTelemetry SDK directly to Lightstep Observability using OpenTelemetry Protocol.

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Ingest traces from the Datadog Agent

Configure the Datadog Agent to send traces to Lightstep Observability.

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Integrations

Lightstep Observability integrates with leading cloud-native technologies, metrics producers, service meshes for microservices, and enterprise data visualization and collaboration tools. These turnkey integrations make it easy to deploy Lightstep Observability across large-scale production systems so users get the unrivaled performance insights it provides when they need it and as part of their standard, established workflows.

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Mapping Prometheus concepts to Lightstep Observability

How do Prometheus metrics translate to Lightstep Observability metrics?

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Metric naming rules

Follow these rules when naming metrics or attributes.

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Monitor deployments

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

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Monitor performance

Use Lightstep to monitor performance of you services.

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Monitor service health and performance changes

See the health of the key operations on your services, including latency, error rate, operation rate, and infrastructure metrics.

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Monitor span data with Streams

Create Streams to view historical span and trace data and monitor your services.

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OpenTelemetry metrics protocol guide

How do OpenTelemetry metrics translate into Lightstep Observability metrics? How can I convert my metrics into OpenTelemetry metrics?

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Query your data

Learn how to query your metric and span data in Lightstep Observability using the Unified Query Builder.

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Send metric data to Lightstep Observability

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

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Send metrics to Lightstep Observability

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

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Understand data retention in Lightstep

Learn how your metric and span data is retained in Lightstep and the data retention period for each.

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View Lightstep Observability Streams in Grafana

Integrate and see Lightstep Observability dashboards in Grafana. From the Grafana UI you can navigate directly to Lightstep Observability where you can continue your investigation.

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View and manage metric details

You can edit the metadata associated with metrics reporting to your Lightstep Observability project.