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Introducing the Elastic distribution of the OpenTelemetry Java Agent
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Introducing the Elastic distribution of the OpenTelemetry Java Agent

Elastic announces the Elastic distribution of the OpenTelemetry (OTel) Java Agent, a fully OTel-compatible agent with a rich set of useful additional features.

Alexander Wert

Jack Shirazi

Jonas Kunz

Sylvain Juge

Elastic's contribution: Invokedynamic in the OpenTelemetry Java agent
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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.

Alexander Wert

Jack Shirazi

Jonas Kunz

Sylvain Juge

Auto-instrumentation of Java applications with OpenTelemetry
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Auto-instrumentation of Java applications with OpenTelemetry

Instrumenting Java applications with OpenTelemetry provides insights into application performance, dependencies, and errors. We'll show you how to automatically instrument a Java application using Docker, with no changes to your application code.

David Hope

Manual instrumentation of Java applications with OpenTelemetry
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Manual instrumentation of Java applications with OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry provides an observability framework for cloud-native software, allowing us to trace, monitor, and debug applications seamlessly. In this post, we'll explore how to manually instrument a Java application using OpenTelemetry.

David Hope

Understanding APM: How to add extensions to the OpenTelemetry Java Agent
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Understanding APM: How to add extensions to the OpenTelemetry Java Agent

This blog post provides a comprehensive guide for Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) and IT Operations to gain visibility and traceability into applications, especially those written with non-standard frameworks or without access to the source code.

David Hope

How to capture custom metrics without app code changes using the Java Agent Plugin
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How to capture custom metrics without app code changes using the Java Agent Plugin

When the application you're monitoring doesn't emit the custom metrics you'd like, and you can't directly change the app code, you can use a Java Agent Plugin to automatically instrument the application and emit the custom metrics you desire.

Jack Shirazi

Gaining new perspectives beyond logging: An introduction to application performance monitoring
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Gaining new perspectives beyond logging: An introduction to application performance monitoring

Change is on the horizon for the world of logging. In this post, we’ll outline a recommended journey for moving from just logging to a fully integrated solution with logs, traces, and APM.

David Hope