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Redis clients instrumented by OpenCensus in Java and Go

In this post we’ll examine Redis clients instrumented with OpenCensus in Java and Go, and apply them directly to use Redis in a media search service to alleviate costs, throttling, load, …

Microsoft joins the OpenCensus project

We are happy to announce that Microsoft is joining the open source OpenCensus project, and they are excited to help it achieve the goal of “a single distribution of libraries for metrics and distributed tracing”…

Hit the Ground Running with Distributed Tracing Core Concepts

Wondering what Distributed Tracing is, or having trouble making it work? Understanding its core concepts is a critical first step. Monolithic service architectures for large backend applications…

OpenCensus for Go gRPC developers

In this tutorial, we’ll examine how to use OpenCensus in your gRPC projects in the Go programming language for observability both into your server and then client! We’ll then examine how we can integrate with…

OpenCensus’s journey ahead: platforms and languages

We recently blogged about the value of OpenCensus and how Google uses Census internally. Today, we want to share more about our long-term vision for OpenCensus. The goal of OpenCensus is to…

Practical and Useful Latency Analysis using Istio and OpenCenus

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Memcached clients instrumented with OpenCensus in Go and Python

One of the most used server caching and scaling technologies is Memcached Memcached is a high performance, free and open…

“Hello, world!” for web servers in Go with OpenCensus

In this post, we’ll examine how you can minimally add distributed tracing and monitoring to your web server written in Go, with OpenCensus

Twitter - Bob Quillin

Great OpenCensus 101 explaining its role in microservices stats collection, distributed tracing, and support for multiple backends

Tracing all the Fn things with OpenCensus

The Fn Project has decided to join all the other cool kids and become obsessed with tracing. Congratulations people, your meetup talks did not fall entirely on deaf ears. We’re really excited about moving all of our metrics…

Twitter - Chad Arimura

“Tracing all the Fn things with OpenCensus” by @rdallman10 … #serverless #golang cc @opencensusio @CloudNativeFdn

Twitter - Bruce MacVarish

We’re really excited about moving all of our metrics and trace reporting to OpenCensus. #serverless #cloudnative @OracleIaaS

Measure Once — Export Anywhere: OpenCensus in the wild

A few months ago, Google has announced OpenCensus, a vendor-neutral open source library for telemetry and tracing collection.

OpenCensus with Morgan McLean and JBD

Product Manager Morgan McLean and Software Engineer JBD join Melanie and Mark this week to discuss the new open source project OpenCensus, a single distribution of libraries for metrics and…

The value of OpenCensus

This post is the second in a series about OpenCensus. You can find the first post here. Early this year we open sourced OpenCensus, a distributed tracing and stats instrumentation framework.

OpenCensus Tracing w/ Stackdriver

A customer’s engineers asked how they could combine OpenCensus tracing w/ App Engine Flexible in their Java apps and surface the results in Stackdriver.

Cloud Spanner, instrumented by OpenCensus and exported to Stackdriver

In this post, we’ll explore the power of OpenCensus’ exporters, using the Google Cloud Spanner package for both the Go and Java programming languages.

How Google uses Census internally

This post is the first in a series about OpenCensus, a set of open source instrumentation libraries based on what we use inside Google. This series will cover the benefits of OpenCensus for developers and vendors…

What is distributed tracing. Zoom on opencensus and opentracing

A few months ago I started to actively study, support and use opentracing and more in general the distributed tracing topic. In this article, I will share something about…

OpenCensus — towards harmonizing your Instrumentation

You’ve really gotten into this whole Observability thing, and have started plugging Prometheus into, well, everything that doesn’t already have it.

OpenCensus with Prometheus and Kubernetes

Yesterday, Google announced OpenCensus, an instrumentation framework for monitoring and tracing. It comes with a set of client libraries for Golang and Java, with more to come.

OpenCensus: A Stats Collection and Distributed Tracing Framework

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of OpenCensus, a vendor-neutral open source library for metric collection and tracing.