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Ask HN: How much distributed tracing costs:Using OSS like Jaeger or paid product

Wanted to get your inputs on 2 solutions for tracing needs: 1. Open Source solutions like Jaeger - Is there a blog or link which analyses the cost of storage of traces to any of the backend like Cassandra or Elastic? Do you use any compression techniques before storing to DB?

2.Paid products like Datadog - Most of the vendors charge on a per-host basis. What's the underlying logic for charging like that?

If I were to use a vendor for this, I would like to be charged according to the number of spans sent for storage like in logs, say $2 per million spans or $0.2 per GB. Only Datadog seems to charge on such basis and asks for $1.7 per million of spans apart from $31 per host which covers 1M spans only. Does DataDog give you control of which spans to visualise & store?

- Does any vendor give you control of spans to process or a clear pricing estimate for the tracing part?

What other things should I look when using Jaeger or buying Datadog? My primary need is to monitor and debug my applications.

8 pointspranay01 posted 9 months ago
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