Using SigNoz as Frontend for OpenTelemetry Collector

TLDR Michael asks if SigNoz can work as frontend for an existing OpenTelemetry collector. vishal-signoz explains that SigNoz otel collector is needed, but the user can export current collector data to SigNoz otel collector for use.

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Mon, 05 Jun 2023 09:41:19 UTC

Hello, I have a question. Can Signoz be used only as a frontend for an already working open telelemtry collector ? I am running otel and exporting to Jaeger but can't figure out a good observability frontend so thought about signoz so basically Signoz minus the custom otel collector

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Mon, 05 Jun 2023 10:50:44 UTC

SigNoz uses Clickhouse DB to store metrics/traces/logs. SigNoz otel collector exports to Clickhouse DB and SigNoz frontend/query service uses that data. So SigNoz otel collector is *needed*. You can use export from your already working open telelemtry collector to signoz otel collector and keep using SigNoz.