Distributed tracing can be a valuable tool for identifying bottlenecks and errors in your application. Tracing with its detailed contextual information, enables you to query specific services and get a better understanding of what's happening within your system. However, because this data is extremely high cardinality, traditional tracing stores may not be able to handle all of the trace data. To manage this challenge, customers resort to techniques like head-based, tail-based, or dynamic sampling. This however reduces visibility in your application.
SigScalr offers a unique approach to trace storage that enables customers to increase their sampling rates far beyond the typical 0.1%.