OpenCensus and OpenTracing have merged into OpenTelemetry!


June 18, 2019

Easier and More Powerful Observability with the OpenCensus Agent and Collector

We’ve recently enhanced OpenCensus with two new components: an optional agent that can manage exporters and collect system telemetry from VMs and containers, and an optional collector service that offers improved trace sampling and metrics aggregation. While we’ve already demonstrated these components on stage at Kubecon and Next, we’re now ready to show them more broadly and encourage their use …

April 21, 2019

OpenTelemetry: The Merger of OpenCensus and OpenTracing

After many months of planning, discussion, prototyping, more discussion, and more planning, OpenTracing and OpenCensus are merging to form OpenTelemetry, which is now a CNCF sandbox project. The seed governance committee is composed of representatives from Google, Lightstep, Microsoft, and Uber, and more organizations are getting involved every day …

April 19, 2019

Merging OpenTracing and OpenCensus: A Roadmap to Convergence

We are creating a new, unified set of libraries and specifications for observability telemetry. It will merge the OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. Learn about roadmap to convergence and participate in a new project.

April 16, 2019

Google NEXT 2019: Complete Production Observability With OpenCensus

At Google NEXT 2019 we presented OpenCensus in one of breakout sessions. There were three presenters. Morgan McLean gave an overview of the OpenCensus and demonstrated new Agent system counters collection capabilities, Sergey Kanzhelev talked about developments over the last year and talked about plans on logging API and OpenTracing merger, Steve Flanders made a demo of OpenCensus and latest development in Agent and Collector. Thank you for everybody attended. You can view session recording on demand. Slides of this session can be found here.

March 28, 2019

Merging OpenTracing and OpenCensus: Goals and Non-Goals

Two projects — OpenTracing and OpenCensus — are very similar in that they aim to unify app instrumentation and make observability a built-in feature in every modern application. Over the past few months, leaders from both communities have formed a technical committee to help facilitate project convergence. Read about overarching goals (and non-goals) regarding this project merger

December 16, 2018

Web Metrics with OpenCensus and Stackdriver

This post describes an approach to measuring and understanding application health as experienced by the population of users of a web application in near realtime.

November 9, 2018

Correlating traces and logs with OpenCensus

This post demonstrates debugging a simple issue using OpenCensus distributed tracing and log correlation.

November 5, 2018

Export Dropwizard Metrics to OpenCensus

This post shows how to export Dropwizard Metrics to OpenCensus with minimal changes. [read more]

October 7, 2018

Distributed Tracing and Monitoring using OpenCensus

This post shows how easy it is to instrument your distributed application with OpenCensus (OC). It uses a distributed demo app consisting 10 micro-services implemented in 5 languages. You can run the app locally and visualize the benefits of OC stats on pre-configured Grafana Dashboards and OC tracing on Jaeger UI.

October 3, 2018

OpenCensus at Microsoft Ignite

Just 3 month passed since the announcement that Microsoft is joining the OpenCensus project. This week at Microsoft Ignite a Open Census were part of many conversation… [read more]

August 9, 2018

OpenCensus for IoT

Our application is a prototype which demonstrates how we can utilize OpenCensus for the observability in the IoT industry. With the service of metric collection and monitoring provided by OpenCensus, we’ll gain the insights into hardware and software performance across distributed IoT devices… [read more]

July 11, 2018

Monitoring HTTP Latency with OpenCensus and Stackdriver

This post will describe how to code your own monitoring probes, similar in function to Stackdriver uptime checks on Google Cloud. Code, configuration files, commands, and detailed instructions… [read more]

June 13, 2018

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”… [read more]

June 12, 2018

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… [read more]

May 7, 2018

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… [read more]

May 4, 2018

Practical and Useful Latency Analysis using Istio and OpenCenus

Want to view more sessions and keep the conversations going? Join us for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America in Seattle, December 11 - 13, 2018 [read more]

April 18, 2018

“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 [read more]

April 4, 2018

Twitter - Bob Quillin

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

April 3, 2018

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… [read more]

April 3, 2018

Twitter - Chad Arimura

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

April 3, 2018

Twitter - Bruce MacVarish

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

March 20, 2018

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. [read more]

March 14, 2018

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… [read more]

March 13, 2018

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. [read more]

March 12, 2018

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. [read more]

March 7, 2018

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… [read more]

February 18, 2018

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… [read more]

January 23, 2018

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. [read more]

January 18, 2018

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. [read more]

January 17, 2018

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. [read more]