Azure Monitor application insights is a cloud native application monitoring offering which enables customers to observe failures, bottlenecks, and usage patterns to resolve incidents faster and reduce downtime.

With the latest release of Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry-based packages for Node.js and Python, we offer a GA offering that builds on our commitment to open source, vender-neutral instrumentation.

The Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry “Distro” includes a thin wrapper that enables you to get started with a single line of code, and it includes added Azure-specific capabilities to give you a first-class experience on Azure. The Distro is open and extensible, meaning you can send data to multiple destinations and extend the Distro with OpenTelemetry’s rich set of instrumentation libraries that collect data from a large variety of frameworks and environments.

For context, the Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry Java Distro is already Generally Available, and the Azure Monitor OpenTelemetry .NET Distro remains in Preview state. We will continue to add capabilities to our OpenTelemetry-based offerings, and we plan for them to reach full feature parity with the Application Insights SDKs.

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