OpenTelemetry is more than just becoming the open ingestion standard for observability. As one of the major Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) projects, with as many commits as Kubernetes, it is gaining support from major ISVs and cloud providers delivering support for the framework. Many global companies from finance, insurance, tech, and other industries are starting to standardize on OpenTelemetry. With OpenTelemetry, DevOps teams have a consistent approach to collecting and ingesting telemetry data providing a de-facto standard for observability.
Elastic® is strategically standardizing on OpenTelemetry for the main data collection architecture for observability and security. Additionally, Elastic is making a commitment to help OpenTelemetry become the best de facto data collection infrastructure for the observability ecosystem. Elastic is deepening its relationship with OpenTelemetry beyond the recent contribution of Elastic Common Schema (ECS) to OpenTelemetry (OTel).
Today, Elastic supports OpenTelemetry natively, since Elastic 7.14, by being able to directly ingest OpenTelemetry protocol (OTLP) based traces, metrics, and logs.