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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Java
Created by Guest
Created on May 27, 2022

AWS Lambda "invoke" instrumentation


Recently we have been trying to add our AWS Lambdas to our instana monitoring. We successfully added the node package where it was needed and got good results on lambda call via Messaging (like SQS) or Api Gateways.

But we have a problem where the traces interrupts in the case where we call the Lambda via the java AWS SDK function "invoke" (like in this exemple
When we do that, I guess the trace ID and parent span ID are not passed to the lambda so there is no correlation possible.

I have included a screenshot of said timeline. We see only a call to and no child under that (there should be some http calls from that lambda).

I believe that this feature is not yet available but that it would be great. AWS Xray actually does this by instrumenting the SDK as you can see in this StackOverflow thread

Is this already in your backlog ? If yes, when is it due ? If no, do you think it could be added ?

Do not hesitate to ask for more details.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Mary Reni Rajaian
    Jul 12, 2024


    Many apologies for the delay, it has been sometime since this request has been raised. Is this request still important for you?


    Mary Reni Rajaian

    Product Manager, Tracers&Profilers, IBM Instana