OpenTelemetry Collector and Datadog Exporter

Overview

The OpenTelemetry Collector is a vendor-agnostic agent process for collecting and exporting telemetry data emitted by many processes. The Datadog Exporter for the OpenTelemetry Collector allows you to forward trace, metric, and logs data from OpenTelemetry SDKs to Datadog (without the Datadog Agent). It works with all supported languages, and you can connect OpenTelemetry trace data with application logs.

Application Instrumented Library, Cloud Integrations, and Other Monitoring Solutions (for example Prometheus) -> Datadog Exporter inside OpenTelemetry Collector -> Datadog

Using the Collector

The following documentation describes how to deploy and configure the Collector:


Further reading