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· 8 min read
Ankit Anand

OpenTelemetry is a broader, vendor-neutral framework for generating and collecting telemetry data (logs, metrics, traces), offering flexible backend integration. Jaeger, on the other hand, is focused on distributed tracing in microservices. Earlier Jaeger had its own SDKs based on OpenTracing APIs for instrumenting applications, but now Jaeger recommends using OpenTelemetry instrumentation and SDKs.

· 24 min read
Favour Daniel
Ankit Anand

Are you looking for a New Relic alternative? Then you have come to the right place. New Relic is a comprehensive observability tool. But it might be too complex for your use case, or you might have been bugged by its complex pricing policies like user seats-based pricing. We have made a list of top 11 New Relic alternatives that you might want to consider.

· 13 min read
Favour Daniel

Are you looking for Grafana alternatives? Then you have come to the right place. Grafana started as a data visualization tool. It slowly evolved into a tool that can take data from multiple data sources for visualization. For observability, Grafana offers the LGTM stack (Loki for logs, Grafana for visualization, Tempo for traces, and Mimir for metrics). You need to configure and maintain multiple configurations for a full-stack observability setup.

· 9 min read
Favour Daniel

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and observability service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It allows you to collect, monitor, and analyze data from various AWS resources, applications, and services in real-time.

CloudWatch is a good tool for monitoring AWS, but it gives you limited visibility. You also need a centralized monitoring tool if you’re monitoring things outside of AWS. In this article, we will go through top CloudWatch alternatives that you can use.

· 8 min read
Ankit Anand

Prometheus and the Elasticsearch stack are both used for monitoring applications. But while Prometheus is primarily meant to monitor metrics, the Elasticsearch stack or the ELK stack is mainly used to collect, store, analyze, and visualize application logs. In this article, we will see what Prometheus and ELK stack is and compare their differences.