What it is
OpenTelemetry is a collection of tools, APIs and software development kits (SDKs). Use it to instrument, generate, collect and export telemetry data (metrics, logs and traces) to help you analyze your software’s performance and behavior.
Why it matters
Democratizing data gives you the power to choose the platform with the most insight and value. With end-to-end structure, status and application performance visibility, you can highlight the root causes of errors or identify performance issues enterprise-wide.
Where it's going
The OpenTelemetry community is growing. As a joint project between Splunk, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and many other organizations, it currently has the second-largest number of contributors in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation after Kubernetes.