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Apache SkyWalking

SkyWalking: an APM(application performance monitor) system, especially designed for microservices, cloud native and container-based (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos) architectures.

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SkyWalking is an open source APM system, including monitoring, tracing, diagnosing capabilities for distributed system in Cloud Native architecture. The core features are following.

  • Service, service instance, endpoint metrics analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Service topology map analysis
  • Service, service instance and endpoint dependency analysis
  • Slow services and endpoints detected
  • Performance optimization
  • Distributed tracing and context propagation
  • Database access metrics. Detect slow database access statements(including SQL statements).
  • Alarm

SkyWalking supports to collect telemetry (traces and metrics) data from multiple sources and multiple formats, including

  1. Java, .NET Core, NodeJS and PHP auto-instrument agents in SkyWalking format
  2. Manual-instrument Go agent in SkyWalking format.
  3. Istio telemetry format
  4. Envoy gRPC Access Log Service (ALS) format in Istio controlled service mesh
  5. Envoy Metrics Service format.
  6. Zipkin v1/v2 format.
  7. Jaeger gRPC format.



Please head to the releases page to download a release of Apache SkyWalking.

Code of conduct

This project adheres to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code. Please follow the REPORTING GUIDELINES to report unacceptable behavior.

Live Demo

Host in Beijing. Go to demo.

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  • Submit an issue
  • Mail list: dev@skywalking.apache.org. Mail to dev-subscribe@skywalking.apache.org, follow the reply to subscribe the mail list.
  • Join #skywalking channel at Apache Slack. If the linke is not working, find the latest one at Apache INFRA WIKI.
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Who Uses SkyWalking?

Hundreds of companies and organizations use SkyWalking for research, production, and commercial product, including

  1. Alibaba Cloud
  2. China Eastern Airlines
  3. China Merchants Bank
  4. China Mobile
  5. DaoCloud
  6. GOME
  7. guazi.com
  8. Huawei
  9. ke.com
  10. lizhi.fm
  11. NetEase
  12. Peking University
  13. tetrate.io
  14. WeBank
  15. Xiaomi
  16. Yonghui Superstores Co., Ltd
  17. zhaopin.com

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Apache 2.0 License.