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OpenTracing vs Zipkin: What are the differences?

Developers describe OpenTracing as "Consistent, expressive, vendor-neutral APIs for distributed tracing and context propagation". Consistent, expressive, vendor-neutral APIs for distributed tracing and context propagation. On the other hand, Zipkin is detailed as "A distributed tracing system". It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures. Features include both the collection and lookup of this data.

OpenTracing and Zipkin can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.

OpenTracing and Zipkin are both open source tools. Zipkin with 11.4K GitHub stars and 2.07K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than OpenTracing with 1.88K GitHub stars and 177 GitHub forks.

HelloFresh, Under Armour, and Rightech IoT Cloud are some of the popular companies that use OpenTracing, whereas Zipkin is used by Medidata Solutions, Bluestem Brands, and Finciero. OpenTracing has a broader approval, being mentioned in 12 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to Zipkin, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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    What is OpenTracing?

    Consistent, expressive, vendor-neutral APIs for distributed tracing and context propagation.

    What is Zipkin?

    It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures. Features include both the collection and lookup of this data.

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