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Ankit Anand
Ankit Nayan

Falcon is a minimalist Python web API framework for building robust applications and microservices. It also compliments many other Python frameworks by providing extra reliability, flexibility, and performance. Using OpenTelemetry, you can monitor your Falcon applications for performance by collecting telemetry signals like traces.

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Ankit Anand

FastAPI is a modern Python web framework based on standard Python type hints that makes it easy to build APIs. It's a relatively new framework, having been released in 2018 but has now been adopted by big companies like Uber, Netflix, and Microsoft. Using OpenTelemetry, you can monitor your FastAPI applications for performance by collecting telemetry signals like traces.

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No膷nica Mellifera

In the classic definition, Observability is something one step beyond monitoring; it鈥檚 how easy our system is to understand with the architecture and monitoring we have. The problem is a familiar one: we have monitoring tools but they鈥檙e not answering our question. This article shows how a Python developer can go from having traces but not answers, to fully understanding the root cause of a latency issue.

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No膷nica Mellifera

While support for logging in the OpenTelemetry Python project is listed as 'experimental,' it's completely possible to send logs from your Python application. The Opentelemetry Collector has support for numerous existing logging systems, effectively exporting log data from wherever you were sending logs currently; you can also use the filelog receiver to tail and send logs from files. The only 'experimental' portion of the Python SDK is sending logs directly from code-level instrumentation.

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No膷nica Mellifera

"Trade isn't about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them.鈥
C. J. Cherryh

OpenTelemetry is the future of Observability, APM, Monitoring, whatever you want to call 鈥榯he process of knowing what our software is doing.鈥 It鈥檚 becoming common knowledge that your time is better spent gaining experience with an open, standardized system for telemetry than closed-source or otherwise proprietary standard. This truth is so universally acknowledged that all the big players in the market have made announcements of how they鈥檙e embracing OpenTelemetry. Often these statements mention how 鈥榦pen is the future鈥 et cetera. But how committed are these teams to OpenTelemetry? In this series, we鈥檒l talk about how native OpenTelemetry tools compare to APM products that have adopted OpenTelemetry only partially. In this article, we will explore how, in both New Relic and Datadog, OpenTelemetry data is a 鈥榮econd class citizen.鈥