The Observability Blog

How to Reduce Data Costs with OpenTelemetry and BindPlane OP

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by Paul Stefanski on
September 23, 2022

Data costs fill a large column in many organizations’ accounting sheets. Data pipeline setup and management is a large time sink for DevOps, IT, and SRE. Setting up telemetry pipelines to reduce unwanted data often takes even more time that could better be spent creating value rather than reducing costs. This blog will show you […]

How to Monitor Aerospike with OpenTelemetry

by Nico Stewart on
September 6, 2022

With observIQ’s latest contributions to OpenTelemetry, you can now use free open source tools to easily monitor Aerospike. The easiest way to use the latest OpenTelemetry tools is with observIQ’s distribution of the OpenTelemetry collector. You can find it here.  In this blog, the Aerospike receiver is configured to monitor metrics locally with OTLP–you can […]

How to monitor Vault with Google Cloud Platform

by Nico Stewart on
September 2, 2022

Monitor Vault in Google Cloud Platform with the Google Ops Agent. The Ops Agent is available on GitHub, and makes it easy to collect and ship telemetry from dozens of sources directly to your Google Cloud Platform. You can check it out here! Below are steps to get up and running quickly with observIQ’s Google […]

How to monitor Couchbase with Google Cloud Ops

by Keith Schmitt on
August 30, 2022

You can now easily monitor couchbase metrics and logs in Google Cloud. All of our logging and monitoring Google Cloud contributions are available through the Google Ops Agent GitHub repository. You can check it out here!  The Google Ops Agent uses the built-in Prometheus exporter and receiver to monitor Couchbase sources running Couchbase 7.0. You […]

Creating Homebrew Formulas with GoReleaser

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by Corbin Phelps on
August 28, 2022

Starting Out We chose to use GoReleaser with our distro of the OpenTelemetry Collector in order to simplify how we build and support many operating systems and architectures. It allows us to build targeting a matrix of GOOS and GOARCH targets as well as automate creating a wide range of deliverables. Ones we have utilized are building tarballs, nfpm packages, docker […]

Configuring an OpenTelemetry Collector to connect to BindPlane OP

by Ryan Goins on
August 25, 2022

Bindplane OP is the first open source, vendor-agnostic, agent and pipeline management tool. It makes it easy to deploy, configure, and manage agents on thousands of sources, and ship metrics, logs, and traces to any destination. This blog shows you how to configure an existing OpenTelemetry Collector from any source to connect to Bindplane OP […]

How to monitor Solr with OpenTelemetry

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by Deepa Ramachandra on
August 22, 2022

Monitoring Solr is very critical because it handles the search and analysis of data in your application. Similifying this monitoring is necessary to gain full visibility into Solr’s availability and ensure it is performing as expectedn. We’ll show you how to do this using the jmxreceiver for the OpenTelemetry collector.  You can utilize this receiver […]

observIQ Announces General Availability of Open Source Observability Solution BindPlane OP

by observIQ Media on
August 11, 2022

Manages thousands of agents in one control panel, with enhanced filters to reduce data for greater control, lower costs GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Open source telemetry innovator observIQ announces the general availability of BindPlane OP (observability pipeline), the first open source observability pipeline built specifically for OpenTelemetry. Enterprise-ready BindPlane OP provides the ability to control observability costs and […]

How to Monitor SAP Hana with OpenTelemetry

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by Paul Stefanski on
August 10, 2022

SAP Hana monitoring support is now available in the open source OpenTelemetry collector. You can check out the OpenTelemetry repo here! You can utilize this receiver in conjunction with any OTel collector: including the OpenTelemetry Collector and observIQ’s distribution of the collector. Below are quick instructions for setting up observIQ’s OpenTelemetry distribution, and shipping SAP […]

BindPlane OP Reaches GA

by Ryan Goins on
August 10, 2022

Today we’re excited to announce BindPlane OP – the first observability pipeline built for OpenTelemetry – is out of beta and now generally available. You can download the latest version here.  Two months ago we released BindPlane OP in beta, and while we were confident we had something special, the response surpassed all of our […]