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OSMC 2022 | Unifying Observability: Weaving Prometheus, Jaeger, and Open Source Together to Win

by | Jan 20, 2023 | OSMC

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series OSMC 2022

OSMC 2022 has brought lots of insightful open source expert know-how. In this blog series we will together take a glance back into our archives and pick out some of our highly appreciated speaker talks. Today we continue with Jonah’s talk Unifying Observability: Weaving Prometheus, Jaeger, and Open Source Together to Win.


That’s what it’s all about

Observability is a hugely popular topic, however, for open-source users, significant challenges remain. For starters, related licensing is frequently problematic—and even when it works, there is no pure Apache 2.0 licensed technology to get data collection and visibility into your logs, metrics, and traces. Thankfully, this is gradually changing as the community builds new capabilities into OpenSearch Dashboards to unify the visualization of logs from OpenSearch, metrics from PromQL compatible systems, and traces from Jaeger.

In his session, Jonah examines how this important project is evolving as a fork of the previously popular ELK stack. He will also take a closer look at the current state of OpenSearch and Jaeger and discusses how these efforts are going to provide a foundation for unified observability to the open-source communities. By using OpenTelemetry for data collection, this foundation provides a pure Apache 2.0 licensed open-source platform for unified observability. OpenSearch also includes features like Alerting and Machine Learning, which are not part of Jaeger today. The work on this foundational integration is well underway and will provide open-source users with a solid alternative to vendor controlled and provided solutions. This also opens up the marketplace for solutions to be created to host and manage these at scale, something I’ve seen with countless other CNCF projects. Jonah’s talk will be presented by a contributor and maintainer of OpenSearch, Jaeger, and OpenTelemetry, which are all vibrant user communities.


Get inspired by his Talk

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You like his content and want event more? Reason enough to join the next edition of the event. OSMC 2023 takes place from November 7 – 9, 2023 in Nuremberg.

Mark your calendars! We’re looking forward to meeting you there!

Katja Kotschenreuther
Katja Kotschenreuther
Manager Marketing

Katja ist seit Oktober 2020 Teil des Marketing Teams. Als Manager Marketing kümmert sie sich hauptsächlich um das Marketing für die Konferenzen stackconf und OSMC sowie unsere Trainings. Zudem unterstützt sie das Icinga Team mit verschiedenen Social Media Kampagnen und der Bewerbung der Icinga Camps. Sie ist SEO-Verantwortliche für all unsere Websites und sehr viel in unserem Blog unterwegs. In ihrer Freizeit reist sie gerne, bastelt, backt und engagiert sich bei Foodsharing. Im Sommer kümmert sie sich außerdem um ihren viel zu großen Gemüseanbau.


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