Why tracing might replace (almost) all logging

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Lightstep CEO and Co-founder Ben Sigelman shares his vision for the future of distributed tracing.


This is a guide about why tracing will gradually replace most logging, at least where distributed or cloud-native architectures are concerned. And we’re going to explore this through the lens of a relational data model. It’s going to be fun!

You'll also learn:

  • The importance of structured logging
  • How logs can hinder instrumenting a microservice
  • The right way to solve the logging problem