TypeScript icon, indicating that this package has built-in type declarations

0.40.0 • Public • Published

OpenTelemetry MySQL Instrumentation for Node.js

NPM Published Version Apache License

This module provides automatic instrumentation for the mysql module, which may be loaded using the @opentelemetry/sdk-trace-node package and is included in the @opentelemetry/auto-instrumentations-node bundle.

If total installation size is not constrained, it is recommended to use the @opentelemetry/auto-instrumentations-node bundle with @opentelemetry/sdk-node for the most seamless instrumentation experience.

Compatible with OpenTelemetry JS API and SDK 1.0+.


npm install --save @opentelemetry/instrumentation-mysql

Supported Versions

  • mysql versions >=2.0.0 <3


OpenTelemetry MySQL Instrumentation allows the user to automatically collect trace data and export them to the backend of choice, to give observability to distributed systems when working with mysql.

To load a specific plugin (MySQL in this case), specify it in the registerInstrumentations's configuration

const { NodeTracerProvider } = require('@opentelemetry/sdk-trace-node');
const { MySQLInstrumentation } = require('@opentelemetry/instrumentation-mysql');
const { registerInstrumentations } = require('@opentelemetry/instrumentation');

const provider = new NodeTracerProvider();

  instrumentations: [
    new MySQLInstrumentation(),

See examples/mysql for a short example.

MySQL instrumentation Options

Options Type Default Description
enhancedDatabaseReporting boolean false If true, an attribute containing the query's parameters will be attached the spans generated to represent the query

Semantic Conventions

This package uses @opentelemetry/semantic-conventions version 1.22+, which implements Semantic Convention Version 1.7.0

Attributes collected:

Attribute Short Description
db.connection_string The connection string used to connect to the database.
db.name This attribute is used to report the name of the database being accessed.
db.operation The name of the operation being executed.
db.statement The database statement being executed.
db.system An identifier for the database management system (DBMS) product being used.
db.user Username for accessing the database.
net.peer.name Remote hostname or similar.
net.peer.port Remote port number.

Useful links


Apache 2.0 - See LICENSE for more information.

Package Sidebar


npm i @opentelemetry/instrumentation-mysql

Weekly Downloads






Unpacked Size

75 kB

Total Files


Last publish


  • pichlermarc
  • bogdandrutu
  • dyladan