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Database operations

In OpenTelemetry in Action: Optimizing Database Operations Rahul Rai provides a hands-on deep dive on this important topic.

OpenTelemetry in .NET

Petabridge published a 30 min long video titled OpenTelemetry in .NET Explained and it covers all the basics and more, thanks!

Open source o11y insights

The always well-informed Jonah Kowall on Where’s Open Source Observability Headed in 2022? with some interesting insights.


Are you using Kubernetes? Then you might want to check out KoolKits, a collection of opinionated debug container images (currently for Java, Node, Python, and Go).

New o11y database

Congrats to the good folks from Polar Signals for releasing this new o11y database: read Introducing arcticDB: a database for observability by Frederic Branczyk to understand what you can use it for.

Developer observability

Developer observability is going mainstream: check out Digma, a cool new way to introduce visibility into your dev/test environments.


The one and only community observability (online) event is on this week: come join us at the o11yfest and learn from practitioners in the field.

Otel for ECS

My colleagues Viji Sarathy and Imaya Kumar Jagannathan wrote about an interesting use case: Metrics and traces collection from Amazon ECS using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry with dynamic service discovery.

That was it for this edition of the o11y newsletter. Feel free to share news items with me via Twitter—DMs are open if you like to share something in private. Stay safe and hope to see you around next week!