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Cloud Provider: AWS

What is AWS X-Ray

AWS X-Ray is a service provided by Amazon Web Services that allows developers to analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture, by providing insights into how applications and their underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors.

Key AWS X-Ray Features

AWS X-Ray enhances application performance and debugging through features like distributed tracing, detailed request tracking, service map visualization, filter expressions for trace data analysis, seamless integration with AWS services, enrichment of trace data with annotations and metadata, and prioritizing security and compliance.

AWS X-Ray Use Cases

AWS X-Ray is utilized for performance debugging and analysis, tracing inter-microservice interactions, enabling monitoring and alerting, and conducting root cause analysis in distributed applications.

Services AWS X-Ray integrates with

AWS X-Ray pricing models

AWS X-Ray employs a pay-as-you-go model with a permanent free tier, charging based on the number of traces recorded, retrieved, and scanned, after respective free tier limits.