Distributed tracing, OpenTracing, and Elastic APM

Learn how to use distributed tracing and OpenTracing (an open standard for distributed tracing that provides a vendor-neutral API) to provide critical performance insight into your microservices. Monitor your users’ experience within your client-side application with Real User Monitoring (RUM) to see each trace — from the initial web request to your frontend service to queries made to your backend services — all in one view.


  • Learn how distributed tracing helps pinpoint where failures occur and what causes poor performance in applications
  • See how Elastic Real User Monitoring (RUM) monitors application performance from the end-user perspective
  • Watch a demo of distributed tracing with Elastic APM, an OpenTracing-compliant distributed tracing system

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Adam Quan

Adam Quan is a Solutions Architect at Elastic, where he works with customers on architecting real-time analytic solutions using the Elastic Stack. Adam has 20 years of experience in application development, distributed systems, integration, business process automation, cloud services and data analytics.