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Discover how four industry leaders conquer complexity with Splunk Observability Cloud. Discover how four industry leaders conquer complexity with Splunk Observability Cloud.


Splunk and OpenTelemetry

Use OpenTelemetry to capture, generate and export telemetry data into observability tools for comprehensive software performance and behavior analysis.  

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The OpenTelemetry Tracing Specification Reaches 1.0.0!

OpenTelemetry now offers long-term stability guarantees for the tracing portion of the OpenTelemetry clients.



Built-in standard for observability

Improve Performance

Optimize performance of revenue-generating applications and address any unknown failure condition while maintaining vendor neutrality

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All Your Data in One Library

Open standards and easy instrumentation mean you can capture data from all sources in a single library without sacrificing choice.

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Troubleshoot Faster

Reduce MTTR with context-aware workflows powered by metrics, traces and logs to quickly troubleshoot performance issues.

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Easy Integration

Open standards means more integrations with an array of languages, frameworks and libraries.

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Fostering an open ecosystem with OpenTelemetry

Splunk’s Investment Into OpenTelemetry

Open Standards

Open Standards

We want to help democratize data collection and let users choose the platform that gives them the most insight and value. 

Splunk Distributions
Splunk Distributions

Splunk distributions of the OpenTelemetry Java and Python client libraries. These release distributions support automatic (no code modification) trace instrumentation making it easy to get started with distributed tracing.

Built in Support
Built-in Support

Splunk distribution of the OpenTelemetry Collector. This distribution comes configured out-of-the-box to support Splunk APM and Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring.

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Find Out More

Easy to Adopt


It's easy to get started with OpenTelemetry

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Common Frameworks

Use the language-specific automatic instrumentation packages or SDKs to capture traces and metrics from hundreds of commonly used frameworks within your applications or to generate custom data.

A Single Collector
A Single Collector

Use the Collector to capture system metrics, data from OpenTelemetry SDKs on the same host or over the network, or from hundreds of other sources including databases, network proxies, Prometheus and Jaeger, etc.

Flexible Implementation
Flexible Implementation

OpenTelemetry has one main project, which includes everything out of the box. If you require simplicity and direct support, you can use a pre-built vendor distribution. If you want to customize what is included and guarantee security against supply chain attacks, you can build from the community source with no loss of functionality or change in experience.

End-to-End Observability

Observing the end-to-end structure, status and performance of your applications, from backend services to client experiences, is essential to the success of your organization.

OpenTelemetry + Splunk
OpenTelemetry + Splunk

Observability tools like Splunk Observability Cloud pull together signals like distributed traces, application logs, endpoint metrics (latency, error rates, throughput), and custom metrics to present the topology of your services, and highlight the root causes of errors or instances of poor performance.

All Your Data In One Place
All Your Data In One Place

View the status, interactions, dashboards and logs from all of your infrastructure in Splunk Observability Cloud or other observability tools. For example, you can export traces to Zipkin or Jaeger, and metrics to Prometheus.


OpenTelemetry has the second largest number of contributors in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation after Kubernetes. It is a joint project between Splunk, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and many other organizations.

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CUSTOMER STORY Refactors Monoliths Into Microservices With Splunk Observability

We could bake OpenTelemetry into our architecture from day one because we have Splunk, who is the number-one contributor to OpenTelemetry and way ahead of the curve on this.

Sean Schade, Principal Architect,

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full-stack observabilitY

Splunk offers a single platform for all your observability needs

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Infrastructure Monitoring

The only real-time, analytics-driven multicloud monitoring solution for all environments.

Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring
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Application Performance Monitoring

Faster and simpler troubleshooting of any issue with your applications.

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Log Observer

Log analysis across your cloud-native application and cloud environments.

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Real User Monitoring Real User Monitoring

Real User Monitoring

The only full-fidelity, end-to-end visibility solution for end-user experience.

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Synthetic Monitoring Synthetic Monitoring

Synthetic Monitoring

Go beyond basic uptime and performance monitoring for better digital experiences.

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Automated On-Call

Empower teams by routing alerts to the right people for fast collaboration and issue resolution.

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