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Release Notes

This page documents production updates to Trace. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

For a combined list of all release notes for the products in Google Cloud's operations suite, see Consolidated release notes.

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April 19, 2021

Cloud Trace announces that the OpenTelemetry library for Python is now generally available. For information about configuring your Python application to use Open Telemetry, see Python and OpenTelemetry.

August 28, 2020

Cloud Trace exemplars can now be viewing in Cloud Monitoring. For more information about Trace exemplars, see Cloud Trace exemplars. For more information about viewing exemplars, see Exploring charted data.

August 17, 2020

The Cloud Trace viewer now supports search by the trace ID. For more information, see Viewing Trace Details.

March 30, 2020

You can now use OpenTelemetry with Go and Node.js to instrument your applications running on GKE and Compute Engine.

February 20, 2020

Integration of Cloud Trace with Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls is now generally available. For more information, see VPC Service Controls documentation.

February 19, 2020

Beta release: Export of Stackdriver Trace data to BigQuery. For more information, see Managing Trace exports.

February 06, 2020

The Stackdriver Trace API v2 is now Generally Available.

December 16, 2019

Integration of Stackdriver Trace with Virtual Private Cloud Service Controls is now beta. For more information, see VPC Service Controls documentation.

November 20, 2019

The Trace list page has a new menu-driven filtering solution that is in Beta release testing. For more information, see Finding and viewing traces.

December 18, 2018

Trace list now limits HTTP method and HTTP status matches to trace root spans. See Filter traces for more details.

You can now filter traces for analysis reports by the full URI, by the URI prefix, or by using trace filter. See Create a new analysis report for details.

October 31, 2018

Stackdriver Trace enforces consumption-based pricing as of November 1, 2018 at 00:00 PDT. For more information, see Stackdriver Pricing.

On November 1, 2018, Stackdriver Trace begins enforcing a daily trace spans ingestion quota. See Stackdriver Trace Quotas & Limits for details.

September 05, 2018

Billing enforcement for Trace has been postponed to November 1, 2018, rather than the previously announced date of September 30, 2018. You can now estimate your bill for your usage of Trace, according to the new pricing and in advance of billing enforcement. See Estimating your bills for details.

April 04, 2018

The Trace Viewer now allows you to view trace spans for related Google Cloud Platform projects in one view. See Viewing traces across projects for details.

March 28, 2018

Stackdriver Trace Data Access audit logs are now Generally Available. See Stackdriver Trace Audit Logging for details.

March 12, 2018

Beginning on June 30, 2018, Stackdriver is switching to consumption-based pricing, including revised quotas. For more information, see Stackdriver Upcoming Pricing.

February 27, 2018

The Trace Viewer now associates logs entries with trace spans when the LogEntry span_id field is specified. See Integrating with Cloud Logging for details.

The Trace Viewer now follows your scroll through the span details page, making it easier to see span details of large traces.

January 12, 2018

The Trace viewer now shows sub-millisecond resolution for Trace spans.

January 09, 2018

The Trace viewer now displays span annotations and message events written with the Stackdriver Trace API v2. See Viewing Trace Details for more information.

October 31, 2017

The Stackdriver Trace API v2 is now in Beta release. For a comparison of the v1 and v2 APIs, see Stackdriver Trace API.

October 02, 2017

The Trace viewer now shows parent-child relationships between trace spans. You can expand or collapse the parent spans. See Viewing Trace Details for more information.

August 01, 2017

The Trace Viewer now allows you to view associated log entries in line with trace spans and links to VM logs for Google Cloud Load Balancer spans. See the Integrating with Cloud Logging.

June 05, 2017

Advanced trace filters: The Trace List page and Trace API now allow filtering traces by custom labels, latencies, child spans, and methods in addition to URIs. See Trace Filters.

February 06, 2017

Zipkin tracer compatibility: Stackdriver Trace is now compatible with Zipkin tracers. For more information, see this blog post.

Scatter plots: We've added a new scatter-plot selection tool to the Stackdriver Trace UI. This lets you more quickly identify, view, and compare interesting traces.

October 20, 2016

Analysis Reports: Compare your application's latency profile across time and versions.