What is OpenCensus?
It is a set of libraries for various languages that allow you to collect application metrics and distributed traces, then transfer the data to a backend of your choice in real time. This data can be analyzed by developers and admins to understand the health of the application and debug problems.
OpenCensus is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses OpenCensus?
7 companies reportedly use OpenCensus in their tech stacks, including QuintoAndar, Platform, and Alexandria Technologies.
10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenCensus.
Datadog, Prometheus, Stackdriver, Jaeger, and Zipkin are some of the popular tools that integrate with OpenCensus. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with OpenCensus.
- Standard wire protocols
- Consistent APIs for handling trace and metric data
OpenCensus Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to OpenCensus?
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Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
Consistent, expressive, vendor-neutral APIs for distributed tracing and context propagation.
It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures. Features include both the collection and lookup of this data.
Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing System
Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.