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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Instana
Categories Tracing
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 25, 2023

Java method tracing pre-defined options

Instana is unable to determine the time/performance at the Java “method” level. Instana requires either of the two of traces to be enabled to capture the method level performance,

1. Configuration based SDK trace: No changes on the application code. But can selectively look at the methods individually configured.

Problem: No option to include all methods, as it is a resource intensive activity.


2. Java SDK trace: Requires application code change. Spans can be configured as per developers input for monitoring.

Problem: No client or app developer will change their code for performance data gathering. It’s impractical to ask them.


Idea / Request for Enhancement: Provide out-of-the-box SDK based traces may be in bundles of 5, 10, 15 and ALL. This will enable looking inside methods for performance data in Java based monolithic applications. 

Idea priority Low