Scalable and Distributed Tracing (Spring Cloud Sleuth)

Spring Cloud Sleuth

Terminology

Span

  • Basic unit of work
  • identified by a unique 64-bit ID for the span and another 64-bit ID for the trace the span is a part of
  • Spans also have other data, such as descriptions, timestamped events, key-value annotations (tags), the ID of the span that caused them, and process IDs (normally IP addresses).

Trace

  • A set of spans forming a tree-like structure

Annotation

 

Resources

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