Episode #3 - Splunk Observability with Morgan McLean
In this episode, we speak with Morgan McLean, Director of Product Management for Splunk Observability Cloud, and co-founder of OpenCensus and OpenTelemetry. As a governance committee member of the OpenTelemetry project, Morgan is shaping how to democratize the collection of telemetry signals (metrics, logs, traces) into a single braid based on context propagation. Listen as Morgan provides a perspective on Observability and OpenTelemetry, shares how concepts in OpenTelemetry provide support to distributed applications, and lends practical implementation guidance for introducing signal collection standards in the enterprise.
About Splunk Observability Cloud
Splunk is the largest contributing organization to the OpenTelemetry project and is committed to continuing to democratize signal collection.
Splunk Observability Cloud provides full-fidelity monitoring and troubleshooting across infrastructure, applications, and user interfaces, in real-time and at any scale. Their solution is remarkably complete, enabling practitioners to quickly and intelligently respond to outages and optimize performance and productivity across a complex and distributed application landscape.
OpenTelemetry is comprised of a set of APIs, SDKs, tooling, and integrations that are designed for the creation and management of telemetry data (e.g. metrics, logs, traces), woven together in a single braid (vs pillars) via context propagation, and exported through a single protocol (OTLP) to any destination. The project has seen a massive commitment from organizations, with greater than 300k+ contributions from over 450+ companies (see devstats here).