Our distributed tracing functionality emits trace events in OpenTelemetry format so you can collect, visualize & analyze them in any OpenTelemetry compatible tool such as Jaeger, DataDog, Dynatrace and many others.
You’ll be able to tell not just if a given message was published but exactly when and by whom, where exactly it went, down to individual hops, who received it and when…or why not!
This hot new distributed tracing functionality will let you observe events on a step-by-step basis so you can easily troubleshoot delivery and performance problems, and ensure the completion of business transactions.
You can watch Ed Funnekotter, VP of our core engineering team, demonstrate an early version of distributed tracing here, and the feature will be available as part of PubSub+ Platform in the fall of 2022. Ed showed how a retailer was able to quickly troubleshoot missing order status events not reaching their analytics application using distributed tracing.