Welcome to Jaeger’s documentation portal! Below, you’ll find information for beginners and experienced Jaeger users.
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If you are new to distributed tracing, please take a look at the Related Links section below.
Jaeger, inspired by Dapper and OpenZipkin, is a distributed tracing system released as open source by Uber Technologies. It is used for monitoring and troubleshooting microservices-based distributed systems, including:
- Distributed context propagation
- Distributed transaction monitoring
- Root cause analysis
- Service dependency analysis
- Performance / latency optimization
Uber published a blog post, Evolving Distributed Tracing at Uber, where they explain the history and reasons for the architectural choices made in Jaeger. Yuri Shkuro, creator of Jaeger, also published a book Mastering Distributed Tracing that covers in-depth many aspects of Jaeger design and operation, as well as distributed tracing in general.
- OpenTracing-inspired data model
- Uses consistent upfront sampling with individual per service/endpoint probabilities
- Multiple built-in storage backends: Cassandra, Elasticsearch, in-memory
- Community supported external storage backends via gRPC plugin: PostgreSQL with Promscale, ClickHouse
- System topology graphs
- Adaptive sampling
- Post-collection data processing pipeline (coming soon)
- Service Performance Monitoring (SPM)
See Features page for more details.
- Backend components implemented in Go
- Supported storage backends:
Trace Detail View
Service Performance Monitoring View
- Evolving Distributed tracing At Uber Engineering (blog)
- Mastering Distributed Tracing (book)
- OpenTracing Tutorial (Java, Go, Python, Node.js, C#) (tutorials)
- Learning Distributed Tracing 101 (tutorials)
- Tracing HTTP request latency in Go with OpenTracing (blog)
- Distributed Tracing with Jaeger & Prometheus on Kubernetes (blog)
- Using Jaeger with Istio (docs)
- Using Jaeger with Envoy (docs)