๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome to Helios

Get started quickly with distributed tracing by signing up for your Helios account, instrumenting your first service, and then proceeding with the rest for complete E2E observability.

Welcome to Helios!

Helios is a developer platform that helps increase dev velocity by applying observability to all stages of the developer journey when building cloud-native applications.

The first thing you need to do is to instrument your distributed application with Helios (leveraging OpenTelemetry).

To get you started quickly with tracing in your distributed application, make sure to:

  1. Sign up and create your Helios account
  2. Install Helios in your first microservice
  3. Start sending data
  4. Repeat for the rest of your microservices

Create your Helios account

Go to the Helios website and create your Helios account by following the sign up instructions.

Instrument your first microservice

Now that you're in Helios, you should follow the installation instructions and use your API token to get your first service (or existing tests) instrumented.

You can copy the instructions directly from Helios, or alternatively use any of the following docs for language-specific installation instructions:

C++ | Erlang | Go | Java | .NET | Web JS | Node.js | Python | Ruby

Run your microservice

Now that your service is instrumented, perform an operation so that data is generated and can be traced.

Once you install Helios in your services / tests and start sending data - it will show up in the the Helios application.

Repeat for all microservices

In order to get the most out of distributed tracing in your application, make sure to install and run Helios in all your services so that you can get a complete E2E picture and observe what's really happening in your application.


Then, proceed to completing the initial setup best practices.