Metadata: The Secret Sauce for Full Observability

People tend to think of observability through the lens of the core telemetry signals, namely logs, metrics and traces. But they tend to overlook the importance of metadata, which is crucial for full observability.

Enter Metadata, the “data about data” that gives us the context we need about our application and infrastructure when we monitor systems and investigate incidents. In this talk Dotan will share the importance of metadata for true observability. He will also show how to incorporate metadata with logs, metrics, traces or any other telemetry signal to turn this raw data into meaningful events and to enable effective correlation between the signals.

Dotan will show how to put it to practice in Kubernetes environments, and using popular open source stack such as Prometheus, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry. Join us to learn how to use the secret sauce called Metadata to boost your observability.


  • Dotan Horovits
    Dotan Horovits

    Dotan lives at the intersection of technology, product and innovation. With over 20 years in the hi-tech industry as a software developer, a solutions architect and a product manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge in cloud and cloud-native solutions, DevOps practices and more.

    Dotan is an international speaker and thought leader, as well as an Ambassador of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). He is an avid advocate of open source and communities, an organizer of the CNCF Tel-Aviv meetup group and of Kubernetes Community Days and DevOpsDays local events, a podcaster at OpenObservability Talks, and a blogger, among others.

    Currently working as the principal developer advocate at, Dotan evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as Prometheus, OpenSearch, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.


Jun 18 2024


14:30 - 15:00