What is OpenTelemetry?
It provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application. You can analyze them using Prometheus, Jaeger, and other observability tools.
OpenTelemetry is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses OpenTelemetry?
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