How to scale Prometheus
(hint: it's not Prometheus)

Tech Guide


We often get asked questions about Prometheus: How do Lightstep and Prometheus differ? What are the common benefits of using Lightstep rather than Prometheus? Can I ingest Metrics through a Prometheus server with Lightstep? Is it really that easy to send metrics?


The answers: Multiple ways, so many benefits, yes, and absolutely yes! In this guide, we’ll dive into the specifics of each question. By the end, you’ll have a clear understanding of Prometheus, how Lightstep compares, and how to start sending us your metrics.

You'll also learn:

  • The differences between Lightstep and Prometheus
  • How to get started with our Prometheus sidecar
  • The common gotchas to watch out for when migrating