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observIQ’s Stanza Log Agent Now Part Of OpenTelemetry Project

Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly

Today, I’m happy to announce that observIQ’s Stanza Log Agent will become vital to the OpenTelemetry project. This has been in the works for many months, and the team at observIQ is thrilled to see it becoming a reality. We’re particularly pleased to see it happening just as we launch our log management platform, which will be the first platform to utilize the log agent technology that has now been fully incorporated into OpenTelemetry.

Our mission since launching observIQ has been to deliver a simple-to-use, powerful, and performant log management experience. We found that the most significant source of complexity for the customers we worked with was the ingestion pipeline itself. We’ve changed that with observIQ Cloud and started with the log agent.

We launched Stanza alongside observIQ. It was a critical component for the log management pipeline, and it required starting from scratch to build a performant, highly configurable agent with a focus on flexibility. Stanza is a small footprint, high capability, log shipping agent. It uses roughly 10% of the CPU and memory of other popular log agents. We launched it as an open-source project and are committed to keeping it that way. From the beginning, we’ve felt strongly that there was an opportunity to take a big step forward in log agent capabilities, and we wanted everyone to benefit from it, whether using observIQ or another platform.

I’ve also strongly believed in the mission of OpenTelemetry since its start in 2019. Like much of the industry, we recognize the value of observability and monitoring in general, which will be realized by a standardized telemetry system used by all of the industry’s best platforms. An end-to-end vendor lock-in is critical to unlocking innovation.

OpenTelemetry started with tracing and soon moved to add metrics. Together with the OpenTelemetry team, we saw the opportunity to accelerate the log component with the addition of the Stanza project, and we quickly moved to make it a reality.

Today, Stanza is a component of OpenTelemetry. Over the next few months, we’ll be making improvements to a more tightly coupled Stanza with the OpenTelemetry collector.

You can find more information on Stanza and the OpenTelemetry project here. Or sign up for a free trial of observIQ and see Stanza in action as a native component.

Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly

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