My experience with tracing

My first experience with distributed tracing was somewhere around 2010, even though we did not use that term at the time. I was working on a trade capture and trade processing system at Morgan Stanley. It was built as a service-oriented architecture (SOA), and the whole system contained more than a dozen different components deployed as independent Java applications. The system was used for over-the-counter interest rate derivatives products (like swaps and options), which had high complexity but not a huge trading volume, so most of the system components were deployed as a single instance, with the exception of the stateless pricers that were deployed as a cluster.

One of the observability challenges with the system ...

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