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OpenTracing Toolbox

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OpenTracing Toolbox is a collection of libraries that build on top of OpenTracing and provide extensions and plugins to existing instrumentations.

  • Status: Under development and used in production


  • OpenTracing extensions
  • Legacy FlowID compatibility support
  • Sensible defaults


OpenTracing Proxy

The opentracing-proxy module is a direct competitor to opentracing-contrib/java-api-extensions.

Go checkout out its [README](opentracing-proxy) for details.

OpenTracing JDBC

The opentracing-jdbc module is a direct competitor to opentracing-contrib/java-jdbc.

Go checkout out its [README](opentracing-jdbc) for details.

Opentracing FlowID

The opentracing-flowid module replaces the former zalando/tracer library by providing support for the X-Flow-ID header propagation on top of OpenTracing.

Go checkout out its [README](opentracing-flowid) for details.

Getting Help

If you have questions, concerns, bug reports, etc., please file an issue in this repository's [Issue Tracker](../../issues).

Getting Involved/Contributing

To contribute, simply make a pull request and add a brief description (1-2 sentences) of your addition or change. For more details, check the [contribution guidelines](.github/CONTRIBUTING.md).


Tracer, by design, does not provide sampling, metrics or annotations. Neither does it use the semantics of spans as most of the following projects do. If you require any of these, you're highly encouraged to try them.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the OpenTracing Toolbox README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.