The evolution of distributed tracing has seen many changes over the years. TNS Founder Alex Williams sat down with New Relic Senior Product Manager Vic Soares to discuss where the industry is going and how customers are making the most of distributed tracing in their workflow.
New Relic announced recently that it has made distributed tracing generally available in New Relic APM. "It's geared for folks that have written applications that rely on services oriented architecture, microservices architecture, to help them understand the path the request takes," said Soares. Williams then inquired as to the context of modern application development and distributed tracing, as modern software has become more complex over the years. Soares noted that distributed tracing allows users to be able to see how things flow, where errors are, and where issues impacting latency occur.