Having end-to-end distributed traces is a huge challenge for any project. In distributed tracing, end-to-end tracing is a term often used to refer to traces that capture most components in a critical path. Imagine an HTTP request made to trigger a Lambda function. Being able to see the HTTP client, load balancing and scheduling decisions, any outgoing requests made from the Lambda function to serve the request would be “more end-to-end” than just capturing a trace with a function invocation. End-to-end traces are critical because they tell you the larger picture story and how your systems interact with others. …

Jaana Dogan

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