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Thursday, November 21 • 10:55am - 11:30am
Deep Linking Metrics and Traces with OpenTelemetry, OpenMetrics and M3 - Rob Skillington, Chronosphere

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Metrics and traces are two pillars of Observability and are often used in a complementary fashion. Metrics can give you a high level view of application’s responses and performance and tracing can give you a detailed view of requests through applications. Often when using metrics in graphs or alerts you want be able to jump to an example of a request represented by a given metric datapoint which is difficult to do today. In this talk we show an example of this using an OpenTelemetry exporter to publish trace IDs as exemplars using the OpenMetrics exposition format.

We then walk through configuring Jaeger as a tracing backend and M3 as a metrics backend to store the trace ID alongside a datapoint. We show how it is then possible to go from a metrics graph that visualizes the latency of your application to a trace that fell into a latency bucket using the deep link of the trace ID.


Rob Skillington

CTO, Chronosphere
Rob is the CTO at Chronosphere, a company that provides M3 hosting and services for enterprises. Previously he was the technical lead on the metrics and monitoring team at Uber where he began M3DB, an open source time series database built to scale to the needs of Uber's ever growing... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 10:55am - 11:30am
Room 11AB - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level