ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW ), the leading digital company that makes the world a better place for everyone, today announced the general availability of Lightstep UQL (Unified Query Language) that will help companies increase visibility into Kubernetes applications. By leveraging left-shift observability directly in code, DevOps teams help ensure that Kubernetes applications are “born” fully observable, and proactively enforce consistency, maintainability, and reproducibility of best practices—as opposed to having SREs create dashboards on the fly.

IDC predicts the surveillance market will grow to $9.08 billion by 2025.1 finding and extracting the right data becomes even more challenging at scale, as existing multi-cloud monitoring solutions tend to deliver fragmented experiences that create more work in the long run for DevOps and SRE teams. With Lightstep UQL, teams can make it easier to bring their observability from other disparate tools to Lightstep’s unified platform through a single query language, making it possible to query and correlate metrics, logs, and traces on demand across thousands of Kubernetes nodes and servers. , or serverless functions.

“Today, engineers can use observability as code to more powerfully and flexibly understand the health and performance of their cloud applications,” said Ben Siegelman, general manager and co-founder of Lightstep at ServiceNow. “This is especially important when thinking about modern architectures like Kubernetes, which are very complex and dynamic. Lightstep UQL works to ensure that every deployed Kubernetes application is fully instrumented and observable by default.”

“Due to current limitations in monitoring tools, many enterprises still monitor applications at the application level rather than at the infrastructure/microservices level. With Kubernetes cluster appliances, distributed applications can have observability from the start, rather than being an afterthought,” said Andy Turay, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research. He also said, “Offering observability as code can help developers adhere to fully observable standards starting at the design level, reducing conflicts between DevOps and SRE/Ops teams.”

ServiceNow acquired Lightstep, a next-generation platform for application monitoring and observability, in 2021 to extend the benefits of observability across the enterprise through digital workflows. Earlier this month, ServiceNow announced an acquisition agreement Era Software, an innovator in log monitoring and management that will complement and augment existing features in Lightstep. Today’s announcement is another step to accelerate ServiceNow’s journey to unified telemetry (logs, metrics, traces).

For more information on Lightstep UQL visit Lightstep blog.

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Lightstep from ServiceNow Delivers Fully Observable Kubernetes Applications With New Unified Query Language