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OpenTelemetry

Honeycomb supports OpenTelemetry, the CNCF open standard for sending tracing and metrics data, in a few different forms. If your application is already instrumented for Open Telemetry, you can send OTLP data directly to Honeycomb’s endpoint. Read more about Instrumenting OpenTelemetry.

If a system is already instrumented with OpenTracing, OpenCensus, Zipkin, or Jaeger, you might want to use an OpenTelemetry Collector to export your data to Honeycomb.

Unsure whether to use OpenTelemetry or Beelines? Beelines and OpenTelemetry discusses the differences between the two.

Using the Honeycomb OpenTelemetry endpoint  🔗

In general, any OpenTelemetry integration should carry out these two steps: