To learn more, please read our official community announcement, which copied below:
Co-authored by maintainers, community contributors, and members of the OpenTelemetry governance committee.
- Language-specific API integrations for at least one popular HTTP framework, gRPC, and at least one popular storage client, which can be enabled with one line of code, and will automatically capture relevant traces and metrics and handle context propagation.
- Language-specific exporters that allow SDKs to send captured traces and metrics to any supported backends.
- The OpenTelemetry Collector, which can receive data from OpenTelemetry SDKs and other sources, and then export this telemetry to any supported backend.
- Auto-Instrumentation for Java that captures telemetry from 47 Java libraries and frameworks without requiring any modification to your application.
- Documentation for each component including getting started guides.
- Each OpenTelemetry component will likely undergo several beta releases in the coming weeks — this is simply the first.
- While functional, beta components have not gone through thorough testing or benchmarking and they are not intended for production workloads.
- While we aim to avoid any major changes to the OpenTelemetry APIs between beta and GA release candidates, we cannot guarantee that there will not be any changes during this period.
- Some functionality is still missing from the first beta and will be added in subsequent releases; this is documented in each component’s GitHub repository.
This beta milestone is a huge accomplishment for the OpenTelemetry community, and every contributor should be proud of the fact that OpenTelemetry is now working and ready to integrate with. This is a great opportunity for the maintainers of client libraries to begin integrating with the OpenTelemetry APIs, for end-users to start integrating it into their services, and for anyone interested in contributing to join our rapidly growing community by joining our mailing lists, Gitter chats, and the monthly community meeting!