The Open Source Observability Distribution

100% Open Source, not Open Core

A distribution that does not hide features behind a paywall. Authentication, authorization, TLS, user and tenant management, interfaces for managing high-quality alerts, synthetics, and more...

No vendor lock-in

Opstrace doesn't hide proprietary features behind an expensive paywall. We adopt open APIs so you have true portability. Everything is open for you to own and operate.

Build faster with Opstrace

Become self-reliant faster with Opstrace. We've already built many of the features you'd have to build yourself.

Tested end-to-end

We rigorously test the Opstrace distribution on every code commit for correctness so you can trust your observability system.

Upgrades you can trust

Upgrades are tested under various load thresholds to increase confidence so you can keep software up to date, safely, and use the latest feature releases.

Reduce toil

Our philosophy is to automate as much as possible. Get time back to focus on helping your teams be successful.

A distribution that keeps getting better

Opstrace already comes with most things you need for monitoring, but we're building together as a community and releasing new features every week.

How does it work?

Easily create an Opstrace Cluster with our command-line interface—it talks directly to your cloud provider using your own credentials. It orchestrates the toilsome process of setting everything up. Your cluster automatically maintains itself, with your data safely and inexpensively stored in your own S3 or GCS buckets.

Learn more in our docs

What about...?

Why choose Opstrace over a SaaS or building my own?

Services like Datadog charge you by the volume of data and since you have to send your data out of your network to them, you lose control of it. Solving this problem is non-trivial—it requires you build your own observability stack with open source tools, but you'll either need a dedicated team or someone part time—either way those are resources that could be focused on your product. Opstrace bridges that gap. Read more here.

What’s included in Opstrace?

Our installer runs as a CLI to use your cloud credentials to provision and configure a horizontally-scalable Opstrace cluster in your cloud account. After installation, internal components manage the ongoing lifecycle, repairing and updating components as needed. Check out our repo on GitHub to learn more.

What will future versions include?

Your needs go well beyond just storing metrics and logs. You want to be able to analyze them, collaborate with your teammates using them, and have all the accompanying tools (such as synthetic monitoring) to round out a complete platform. And, of course, you want tracing data. We are in the process of building a powerful, new, collaborative user experience and related tools. Keep up with us on our public roadmap, or sign up for our newsletter for updates.

What’s the story of the adorable octopus?

The octopus is more than a logo—she's our mascot. Her name is Tracy. As you can imagine she’s pretty smart, friendly, and quick. She can solve complicated problems, steer clear of incidents, and generally speaking, accomplish whatever it is she sets her mind to.

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We charge you by person who gets value from our product; you pay your cloud vendor directly for the data that you choose to keep.

Collect, store, and query dataYes
Run and store data in your own networkYes
Open sourceYes
Tunable retention (unlimited if you want it)Yes
Multi-tenant out-of-the-boxYes
Secure by defaultYes
Scalable by defaultYes
Scalable Alertmanager management UIYes
Simple API-based cloud metric collection (e.g., from EBS, S3, etc.)Yes
Synthetic Monitoring (coming soon!)Yes

Pricing per seat/mo

DIY Open Source

Rolling your own is more expensive than you think. And rarely do your devs go all the way with security, multi-tenancy, etc.—not because they don't want to, but because they have other priorities.

Collect, store, and query dataYes
Run and store data in your own networkYes
Open sourceYes
Tunable retention (unlimited if you want it)Yes
Multi-tenant out-of-the-boxNo
Secure by defaultNo
Scalable by defaultNo
Scalable Alertmanager management UINo
Simple API-based cloud metric collection (e.g., from EBS, S3, etc.)No
Synthetic Monitoring (coming soon!)No

Pricing per engineer(s)/mo