Unifying Observability: Weaving Prometheus, Jaeger, and Open Source Together to Win (EN)

Observability is a hugely popular topic, however, for open-source users, significant challenges remain. For starters, related licensing is frequently problematic—and even when it works, there is no pure Apache 2.0 licensed technology to get data collection and visibility into your logs, metrics, and traces. Thankfully, this is gradually changing as the community builds new capabilities into OpenSearch Dashboards to unify the visualization of logs from OpenSearch, metrics from PromQL compatible systems, and traces from Jaeger. In this session, we’ll examine how this important project is evolving as a fork of the previously popular ELK stack. We’ll also take a closer look at the current state of OpenSearch and Jaeger and discuss how these efforts are going to provide a foundation for unified observability to the open-source communities. By using OpenTelemetry for data collection, this foundation provides a pure Apache 2.0 licensed open-source platform for unified observability. OpenSearch also includes features like Alerting and Machine Learning, which are not part of Jaeger today. The work on this foundational integration is well underway and will provide open-source users with a solid alternative to vendor controlled and provided solutions. This also opens up the marketplace for solutions to be created to host and manage these at scale, something we’ve seen with countless other CNCF projects. This talk will be presented by a contributor and maintainer of OpenSearch, Jaeger, and OpenTelemetry, which are all vibrant user communities. Join the conversation!


  • Jonah Kowall
    Jonah Kowall

    Jonah Kowall a computer scientist and open-source contributor committing code to observability projects and such as OpenSearch, Jaeger, and OpenTelemetry. Throughout 15 years as a practitioner and manager across start-ups and large enterprises specialized in operations, security, and performance. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on monitoring and observability, speaking and writing research globally for IT leaders and CIOs. In 2015 Jonah joined AppDynamics driving corporate development, product strategy, and vision. In 2020 Jonah joined Logz.io as CTO leading engineering, product strategy and partnership for their open-source based SaaS observability platform.


Nov 15 2022


14:15 - 14:45


Nov 15 - Jacobi - afternoon