Hi Benjamin,

I am the tech lead for the OpenCensus Java work. As you mention, OpenCensus 
provides both tracing and stats and is a separate project from OpenTracing. 
We have worked in conjunction with the gRPC team to use OpenCensus to 
instrument their code and it is integrated in at this point (has been for a 

I don't know of any plans for gRPC to provide integrated OpenTracing 
support but someone from the gRPC team would need to say definitively.

On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:28:41 AM UTC-8, Benjamin Krämer wrote:
> I looked a bit into tracing with gRPC lately and I often read about the 
> plans to have OpenCensus directly integrated. It looks that it's already 
> implemented in some platforms (java?). On the other side, there are some 
> platforms in grpc-ecosystem 
> <https://github.com/grpc-ecosystem/grpc-opentracing> that implement 
> OpenTracing. So as far as I understood it, OpenCensus is tracing + stats 
> while OpenTracing is just tracing.
> Can anyone explain what the concrete plans are for OpenCensus and 
> OpenTracing support? From my point of view, it looks like OpenCensus is the 
> main goal and that OpenTracing is just supported for people that like to 
> use it.

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