Kibana is great for creating meaningful visualizations from log data, so why not use Kibana to visualize traces too?

Just a taste: Status code histogram

A status code histogram can help you recognize when many bad requests between services occurred.

To create these visualizations:

  1. In Kibana, from the Visualization menu, select Create new visualization.

    Creating a new visualization

  2. Select the Line visualization type. The X-axis represents the timestamp of the span and the Y-axis shows the number of occurrences of each status code for the account.

    Line visualization