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Tracing SQL with OpenTelemetry

Check out Timescale's John Pruitt's workshop video up YouTube on Analyzing and Visualizing OpenTelemetry Traces with SQL.

Maths behind monitoring

Dejanu Alex on the the mathematics behind monitoring is what you want to read if you have ever wondered what, for example, a histogram really is ;)

OpenTelemetry in Dotnet

In OpenTelemetry in Dotnet Michael Murphy down from Cork has put together a very useful 101 for this programming language.

Smart home monitoring

Monitoring your smart home server with Prometheus on a Raspberry Pi by Oliver is a nice hands-on on the topic.

Moving beyond monitoring

François Sergot of Dataiku shares Observability: Moving Beyond Model Monitoring, which is high-level piece about use cases.


Odigos is the open source observability control plane that promises to detect the programming language of your apps and perform auto-instrumentation, built atop of OpenTelemetry and eBPF!

Prometheus at scale with Cortex

Morris Musumi wrote up Managing Prometheus at scale with Cortex, a nice high-level summary of the concepts and components.

OpenTelemetry survey

Can I ask you for tops three minutes of your time? I'm collecting data points for upcoming talks and product decisions and will share the results in public. So, if you want to be part of this, head over to and fill out the form, I'll leave it open until next Monday.

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!