The OpenTelemetry (OTel) Collector (opens in a new tab) functions as a vendor-neutral proxy in the OpenTelemetry ecosystem. It efficiently receives, processes, and exports telemetry data, offering versatility in handling various sources, formats, and protocols. The OTel Collector supports both scraping and pushing of telemetry data, providing flexibility for diverse data collection needs
The OTel Collector is available as a Docker image. See resources (opens in a new tab) and guides below for platform-specific instructions.