Next Generation – Data Collection Infrastructure
This guide describes how a cloud application can be enabled for SAP Cloud ALM via the OpenTelemetry (OTEL) based Next Generation – Data Collection Infrastructure (NG-DCI). Specifically, how the OTEL data collection for Real User Monitoring in SAP Cloud ALM can be achieved. For SAP Cloud ALM Real User Monitoring both frontend and backend measurements are leveraged.
The Next Generation – Data Collection Infrastructure consists of the Data Collection Instrumentation (DCI), Data Collector Runtime (DCR) a BTP service, and SAP Cloud ALM (including the Data Routing Infrastructure, DRI). The actual instrumentation is done with the DCI.
Below you can find the broader concept and architecture diagram:
Currently, Real User Monitoring, Health Monitoring, and Exception Monitoring are able to consume data provided by NG-DCI. However, several other use cases of SAP Cloud ALM for operations plan to use NG_DCI in the future.
We start with the integration of BTP Cloud Foundry with SAP Cloud ALM as the target platform. However, in the future, we will also enable SAP Focused Run to consume data provided by NG-DCI. So the instrumentation at the managed service side needs to be done only once. Please be aware, that all functionalities in yellow boxes are future plans.