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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories ACE/IIB
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 19, 2023

Add business metrics to Instana traces for IIB and ACE

The current implementation of both IBM Integration Bus (IIB) and App Connect Enterprise (ACE) could emit business metrics through monitoring events which are published through MQ topics. A similar implementation with the connection through OpenTelemetry to Instana would be nice in order to send a limited amount of business data along with the trace information. Such an implementation will allow to create a similar linkage between IIB / ACE and Instana like the existing linkage between business process monitoring (BPM) and application performance monitoring (APM) that Instana provides by adding additional fields to the OpenTelemetry protocol. This idea has already been initially discussed between customer and IBM: Kasper Netterstrom, Claus Ramstedt Petersen, Chris Bailey (Instana), Cross Ganaway (Instana) & Ben Thompson (ACE). The technical experts agreed that such an implementation would be beneficial to both Instana as well as IIB / ACE.

Idea priority Medium