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Status Delivered
Workspace Instana
Categories Java Tracing
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 7, 2022

Provide enhancements to Span batching

Request to provide enhancements to Span batching.

1. Currently there is no option to disable batching. Request for an option to disable it.

2. Spans are batched based on some preconditions. If the spans pass the conditions, they are batched.

In case of JDBC spans, the type of the SQL statement is not taken into consideration. Hence Insert calls would be merged with Select calls and vice versa.

Request to have similar jdbc spans batched together.


Currently SQL statements in Instana do not match the actual db statements. Above will enhance monitoring.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Yinchi Luo
    Sep 13, 2022

    (As discussed, to have an option to disable span batching itself will already solve the issue, therefore I have marked it as delivered)

  • Admin
    Yinchi Luo
    Sep 13, 2022

    Hi folks, as the option to disable span batching for Java is released, here is the instruction:

    Disabling batching

    Span batching can be disabled with the below configuration

    com.instana.plugin.javatrace:
    instrumentation:
    spanBatchingEnabled: false

    This configuration needs a restart of the application or a complete reset of monitored applications in Agent(Agent need to be shut down for >10 minutes)

  • Admin
    Yinchi Luo
    Aug 11, 2022

    Thanks for the clarification.

    The second item is reasonable, but due to technical difficulty I won't consider that something we want to achieve this year.

    Still, I will mark it as future consideration and will let you know if we decide to start it.


  • Guest
    Aug 10, 2022

    Hi Yinchi,
    Thank you v much. Both items would be needed and are the same priority.

  • Admin
    Yinchi Luo
    Aug 9, 2022

    Thank you for reaching out

    For Item 1, adding an option to disable batching for Java Tracing is in development.

    Does this already solve the issue so item 2 is not needed anymore?