Distributed tracing system released as open source by Uber

What is Jaeger?

Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing System

Jaeger is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.

Jaeger is an open source tool with 7.84K Github Stars and 753 Github Forks. Here’s a link to Jaeger's open source repository on Github

Who Uses Jaeger?

17 companies use Jaeger including Uber, Postmates, and Wongnai.

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Conor Myhrvold
Conor Myhrvold
Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 8 upvotes · 133637 views
atUber Technologies
Apache Spark

How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.

Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:


(GitHub Pages : https://www.jaegertracing.io/, GitHub: https://github.com/jaegertracing/jaeger)

Bindings/Operator: Python Java Node.js Go C++ Kubernetes JavaScript OpenShift C# Apache Spark

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