Amazon Web Services has announced enhanced support for the open-source distribution of the OpenTelemetry project for its users. AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) now includes support for AWS Lambda layers for the most popular languages and additional partners integrated into the ADOT collector. And one of those partners is! is happy to announce that our exporter is now included in the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry. This lets AWS Distro users send data from the collector to with an easy configuration change. OpenTelemetry is critical to our strategy at to collect and distribute observability data.

To be in the distribution, we’ve published our performance and security data at the AWS team’s GitHub repository for the test framework.

Most of’s customers use AWS, and hence our AWS regions are the busiest regions for We uniquely keep customer data within a single cloud-provider region. This allows for better control of where observability and monitoring data is stored. 

At the same time customers are increasingly using OpenTelemetry to collect traces and metrics. We hope, as the logging standards and implementation make progress, that OpenTelemetry becomes the go-to for all data collection. 

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry includes SDKs, APIs, auto-instrumentation agents for several languages. Partners agree to maintain, secure, and guarantee the performance of their exporters within this distribution to give users a choice for an observability and monitoring solution.

The promise of OpenTelemetry is a single set of technologies to collect, process, and export data from applications and infrastructure to any telemetry backend. This will eliminate the need to change and replace agents and data collection regularly, even if you switch observability and monitoring tools. The entire framework is vendor-agnostic but allows vendors to implement export logic to support their specific telemetry backends. There have been over 100 companies that have contributed to the OpenTelemetry project, including AWS and 

OpenTelemetry is critical to and our industry. To read the background for this important project, please read our previous post. 

If you would like to use the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, you can find the documentation here that provides a guide to get started. In order to connect the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector, you can find the exporter here. Additional documentation and examples are found in the upstream OpenTelemetry repository.

Questions? Please reach out, and happy collecting with OpenTelemetry!

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