Datadog has generously announced the donation of their tracer libraries
to the OpenTelemety project. Auto-instrumentation
is a core feature of these libraries, making it possible to create and
collect telemetry data without needing to change your code. LightStep
wants you to be able to use these libraries now! We've forked the Datadog
libraries into the LightStep repo as agents. You can install and use these agents to take advantage of
auto-instrumentation without waiting for OpenTelemetry. Each LightStep agent
is "pinned" to a Datadog release and is fully supported by LightStep's
Customer Success team.
Simply install the agent, configure it to communicate with LightStep
Satellites, run your app, and then any frameworks, data stores,
and libraries included in your app will send data to LightStep as distributed traces.