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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on May 4, 2023

Support OpenTelemetry trace on Kafka nodes

Trace capabilities are becoming a standard for monitoring and analyze transactions.
OpenTelemetry is currently supported on some ACE nodes, but Kafka nodes (Producer and Consumer) are not yet supported.

We would like to maintain an end-to-end tracing by ensuring that info (eg traceparent, span-id and trace-id) are not interrupted along the span context

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    May 24, 2023

    Idea review. Thank you for taking the time to raise this suggestion, which we agree would be of benefit to the product. When implementing the OpenTelemetry feature, although we noted the value of Kafka support from our previous work with the CP4I Operations Dashboard feature implementation, unfortunately business conditions did not permit the prioritization of this particular usecase. We are hopeful that if Open Telemetry continues to grow in popularity as we expect then we will return to this feature area in a future release. Status updated to Future Consideration.

  • Guest
    May 10, 2023

    In application modernization Kafka is a fundamental asset for implementing agile integration patterns, to gain better performance and scalability and to improve feature delivery speed in legacy applications. In this context observability is a requirement to keep under control the complexity of these loosely coupled architectures and to maximise all the benefits that kafka brings in this approaches.

    In this scenario, OpenTelemetry support for Kafka nodes is an extremely desired feature.