The Stackdriver Trace API allows you to send and retrieve latency data to and from Stackdriver Trace. This API provides low-level interfaces for interacting directly with the feature. Stackdriver Trace is a distributed tracing system that collects latency data from your applications and displays it in the Google Cloud Platform Console. It automatically analyzes all of your application's traces to generate in-depth latency reports to surface performance degradations, and can capture traces from all of your VMs, containers, or Google App Engine projects. Google Cloud helps developers build with cloud tools and infrastructure, applications, maps and devices.