OpenTelemetry AWS-SDK Instrumentation

The OpenTelemetry aws-sdk gem is a community maintained instrumentation for aws-sdk-ruby.

How do I get started?

Install the gem using:

gem install opentelemetry-instrumentation-aws_sdk

Or, if you use bundler, include opentelemetry-instrumentation-aws_sdk in your Gemfile.


To install the instrumentation, call use with the name of the instrumentation.

OpenTelemetry::SDK.configure do |c|
  c.use 'OpenTelemetry::Instrumentation::AwsSdk', {
    inject_messaging_context: true,
    suppress_internal_instrumentation: true

Alternatively, you can also call use_all to install all the available instrumentation.

OpenTelemetry::SDK.configure do |c|


To run the example:

  1. cd to the examples directory and install gems

    • cd example

    • bundle install

  2. Run the sample client script

    • ruby trace_demonstration.rb

This will run SNS publish command, printing OpenTelemetry traces to the console as it goes.

How can I get involved?

The opentelemetry-instrumentation-aws_sdk gem source is on github, along with related gems including opentelemetry-api and opentelemetry-sdk.

The OpenTelemetry Ruby gems are maintained by the OpenTelemetry-Ruby special interest group (SIG). You can get involved by joining us in GitHub Discussions or attending our weekly meeting. See the meeting calendar for dates and times. For more information on this and other language SIGs, see the OpenTelemetry community page.


Apache 2.0 license. See LICENSE for more information.