Distributed tracing with Sidekiq background job processor

Helios' instrumentation of Sidekiq enables developers to visualize, troubleshoot and test their async jobs that are a part of the E2E applicative flows.

Below are a few examples of how to leverage E2E observability in Helios when using Sidekiq async jobs.

Tracing & visualization

A Sidekiq job run will show as a 'Sidekiq' in a specific service along with the name of the job. For example, the following service has one Sidekiq job.

The visualization groups together the triggers and jobs which are originated from the same service, so it will be clear what belongs to a single service.


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