Why Tracing is required

As on-the-ground microservice practitioners are quickly realizing, the majority of operational problems that arise when moving to a distributed architecture are ultimately grounded in two areas: networking and observability. It is simply an orders of magnitude larger problem to network and debug a set of intertwined distributed services versus a single monolithic application.

What Tracing addresses

  • Distributed transaction monitoring
  • Performance and latency optimization
  • Root cause analysis
  • Service dependency analysis
  • Distributed context propagation


Implementation of tracing (Opentracing - Jaegar) can be found in,

The Jaegar UI is available at,