The CNCF End User Technology Radar is a guide for evaluating cloud native technologies, on behalf of the CNCF End User Community. Read more

Observability, September 2020

ASSESSThanosOpenTelemetryKialiTRIALSplunkSentryCloudwatchLightstepStatsdJaegerADOPTElasticPrometheusOpenMetricsDatadogGrafana
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The Themes

1. The most commonly adopted tools are open source.

2. There’s no consolidation in the observability space.

3. Prometheus and Grafana are frequently used together.

The End User companies

BoxPayItZendeskThe New York TimesSky Betting & GamingZalandoBabylon HealthSnow SoftwareOneCauseGMXMeltwaterN26RStudioSquarespaceEquityZenUnder ArmourIntuitLunarMHI Vestas Offshore WindRicardo.chShopifyDailymotionNetMatchSpotifyAppleMastercardIndeedTicketMaster

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The Radar Team

Jon Moter
Jon Moter
Senior Principal Engineer at Zendesk

Jon works in the Foundation Engineering organization, which provides compute, storage, and cloud infrastructure to the rest of Zendesk engineering.

Kunal Parmar
Kunal Parmar
Director of Software Development at Box

Kunal leads Box's cloud native team, driving the adoption of Kubernetes, service mesh, and observability.

Marcin Suterski
Marcin Suterski
Lead Engineer at The New York Times

Marcin is part of the Delivery Engineering team, which provides tools, processes and education to engineering teams across the organization. His current focus is on observability.

Jason Tarasovic
Jason Tarasovic
Principal Engineer at PayIt

Jason was the founding engineer for the Platform Engineering team, where he was responsible for building and running their cloud native platform.

The data

The CNCF End User Community was asked to describe what their companies recommend for different solutions: Adopt, Trial, Assess or Hold. This table shows how the End User companies rated each technology.

Level
Name
Votes
adopt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
trial
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
assess
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The industries

Software7
E-commerce4
Financial Services4
Entertainment2
File Sharing1
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