Articles by Alexander Wert


Revealing unknowns in your tracing data with inferred spans in OpenTelemetry

Distributed tracing is essential in understanding complex systems, but it can miss latency issue details. By combining profiling techniques with distributed tracing, Elastic provides the inferred spans feature as an extension for the OTel Java SDK.


OpenTelemetry and Elastic: Working together to establish continuous profiling for the community

OpenTelemetry is embracing profiling. Elastic is donating its whole-system continuous profiling agent to OpenTelemetry to further this advancement, empowering OTel users to improve computational efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint.


How to easily add application monitoring in Kubernetes pods

This blog walks through installing the Elastic APM K8s Attacher and shows how to configure your system for both common and non-standard deployments of Elastic APM agents.


Elastic's contribution: Invokedynamic in the OpenTelemetry Java agent

The instrumentation approach in OpenTelemetry's Java Agent comes with some limitations with respect to maintenance and testability. Elastic contributes an invokedynamic-based instrumentation approach that helps overcoming these limitations.


Monitoring Android applications with Elastic APM

Elastic has launched its APM agent for Android applications, allowing developers to track key aspects of applications to help troubleshoot issues and performance flaws with mobile applications, corresponding backend services, and their interactions.