Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Thursday, December 13 • 2:35pm - 3:10pm
Unified Observability in Kubernetes and Beyond with OpenCensus - Morgan McLean & Jaana Burcu Dogan, Google

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Platforms like Kubernetes have allowed developers around the world to develop highly performant and easily configurable distributed systems. However, the techniques that developers have used in the past are no longer as effective in these environments.

OpenCensus is designed with this situation in mind: it provides libraries that automatically capture application metrics and distributed traces, attaches the correct service and workload metadata, and sends them to your backend of choice for analysis.

In this talk we will:
- Instrument a set of microservices, including custom metrics and tie-ins to OpenMetrics
- Analyze the telemetry captured from the app with common open-source tools like Prometheus and Jaeger
- Demonstrate advanced features like exporting data to multiple backends and changing configuration in realtime without requiring redeployment

See opencensus.io for more details.

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Jaana B. Dogan

Engineer, Google
Jaana is a well known figure in the the software development community via her work on Go and OpenCensus, and from her blog and Twitter presence (@rakyll). In her work at Google, she focuses on observability and making Go even better. Jaana has given talks at PromCon, Kubecon, O'Reilly... Read More →
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Morgan McClean

Product Manager, Google
Morgan has spent much of his career as an engineer and product manager on distributed systems and tools for developers. At Google, he is the product manager for tools that span distributed tracing, debugging, and profiling, including internal applications, Stackdriver, and OpenCensus... Read More →

Thursday December 13, 2018 2:35pm - 3:10pm
Ballroom 6B