Eclipse Trace Compass is an open-source application to solve performance and reliability issues by reading and analyzing logs or traces of a system. 

The goal of the project is to provide views, graphs, metrics, and more to help extract useful information from traces in a way that is more user-friendly and informative than huge text dumps, according to the Eclipse Foundation on the project’s website.

The project also provides a core framework written in Java that exposes a generic interface for integration of logs or trace data input, parsers to ingest input logs or traces and convert to the frameworks internal data representation, and much more. 

Trace Compass can be installed into an existing Eclipse using the “Install New Software…” dialog and entering the p2 repository URLs listed on the project’s website. It is also available as a stand-alone RCP application and can be downloaded from the download URLs on the same page. Java 11 is required to run it. 

The latest release was version 7.1.0 and the next minor release is scheduled for December 15th this year.