by Datadog

Getting Started with OpenTelemetry in Datadog: Mastering Observability for Modern Software

Skill level

Intermediate

Date & Location

June 25 | 10:00 AM EDT | TBD

As software systems grow in complexity, achieving end-to-end visibility becomes crucial for developers to diagnose issues, enhance performance, and optimize user experiences. While Datadog APM offers excellent visibility into application performance, sometimes you may not be able to instrument your code with Datadog libraries due to requirements or company policies. So, what to do?

Enter OpenTelemetry, a dynamic open-source observability framework empowering developers to capture, generate, collect, and export telemetry data—traces, metrics, and logs—from their applications. While Datadog fully supports OpenTelemetry signals, getting started with OpenTelemetry can be overwhelming for newcomers.

In this workshop, you’ll dive into the essentials of OpenTelemetry. You’ll explore how to generate traces, metrics, and logs using both auto and manual instrumentation. You’ll also gain insights into the pivotal role of the OpenTelemetry Collector, and learn how to easily send collected data to Datadog.

by Datadog