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Open Telemetry Project taps observIQ log management to fix cloud observability and interoperability gaps

January 28, 2021 No Comments

By Peter Kelley

Open Telemetry logo 300x113 Open Telemetry Project taps observIQ log management to fix cloud observability and interoperability gaps

The Open Telemetry Project, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project providing an observability framework for cloud-native software, has tapped observIQ’s open source log agent Stanza as the key component for log collection.

The OpenTelemetry Project has wide industry support including contributions from Google, Amazon, Splunk, New Relic and others for its observability framework – software and tools that assist IT professionals in generating and capturing telemetry data from cloud-native software.

observIQ’s contribution of the Stanza open source log agent to the project advances the OpenTelemetry goal of built-in, high-quality telemetry for all. It also supports observIQ’s mission of providing a simple to use yet powerful log management platform that operations teams love.

Morgan McLean, Co-Founder of OpenTelemetry, said: “We are thrilled to integrate observIQ’s Stanza log agent into the OpenTelemetry Project. observIQ’s contribution to the logs portion of the project will significantly increase the usability and adoption of OpenTelemetry for all IT professionals.”

observIQ confirmed that team members will join the Open Telemetry Project to maintain the log agent component and continue driving innovation.

Torsten Volk, Managing Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), stated, “Observability gaps and interoperability breakdowns are often side-effects of the increasingly rapid adoption of cloud native open source technologies. In this world of increasing technology complexity, organizations are often partially blind to operational risk that is present whether they are aware of it or not. I applaud the observIQ platform for helping enterprises gain complete visibility by providing a unified log management platform as a service that consistently and comprehensively captures logs and dependencies across cloud native and traditional app stacks.”

“We’re pleased that observIQ’s Stanza log agent will become a key part of the OpenTelemetry project,” said Mike Kelly, CTO of observIQ. “This has been in the works for many months and the team at observIQ is excited to see it become a reality.”

OpenTelemetry is in beta across several languages, and general availability is expected near term. Key features include traces, metrics and logs to create and collect telemetry data from services and software, then forward them to a variety of analysis tools, and drop-in instrumentation to integrate with popular libraries and frameworks such as SpringASP.NET CoreExpress, and others.

observIQ is also expected to launch Observe IQ Cloud, its log management platform to help IT operations and DevOps teams simplify log management.

 

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