Let’s Turn Tracing on its Head

Tracing has been around for a while and has proven its value to debug issues like performance and common day-to-day scenarios. Users commonly query for particular traces and analyze a waterfall view of a single trace. Similar to logs, the value is not from a single event but by the aggregation of multiple events, and the breakdown of these aggregates over different dimensions or tags. In the case of traces, it is possible to construct rich topologies and navigate the aggregate data from these topologies. In this talk, Omnition Software Engineer, Constance Caramanolis introduces a different approach to consuming distributed trace data and the full value that can be realized.