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Incident management with powerful visibility, reliable alerting, and improved collaboration
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What is PagerDuty?

PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from your monitoring tools, gives you an overall view of all of your monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there's a problem.
PagerDuty is a tool in the Monitoring Aggregation category of a tech stack.

Who uses PagerDuty?

Companies
360 companies reportedly use PagerDuty in their tech stacks, including Slack, Stripe, and Stack Overflow.

Developers
245 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PagerDuty.

PagerDuty Integrations

Slack, Postman, Jira, New Relic, and Microsoft Azure are some of the popular tools that integrate with PagerDuty. Here's a list of all 129 tools that integrate with PagerDuty.

Why developers like PagerDuty?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use PagerDuty
PagerDuty Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PagerDuty in their tech stack.

Sqreen
Sqreen
Node.js
Node.js
Ruby
Ruby
Python
Python
Java
Java
PHP
PHP
Go
Go
Slack
Slack
PagerDuty
PagerDuty

I chose Sqreen because it provides an out-of-the-box Security as a Service solution to protect my customer data. I get full visibility over my application security in real-time and I reduce my risk against the most common threats. My customers are happy and I don't need to spend any engineering resources or time on this. We're only alerted when our attention is required and the data that is provided helps engineering teams easily remediate vulnerabilities. The platform grows with us and will allow us to have all the right tools in place when our first security engineer joins the company. Advanced security protections against business logic threats can then be implemented.

Installation was super easy on my Node.js and Ruby apps. But Sqreen also supports Python , Java , PHP and soon Go .

It integrates well with the tools I'm using every day Slack , PagerDuty and more.

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Robert Zuber
Robert Zuber
CTO at CircleCI · | 8 upvotes · 130.8K views
atCircleCICircleCI
Datadog
Datadog
PagerDuty
PagerDuty
Honeycomb
Honeycomb
Rollbar
Rollbar
Segment
Segment
Amplitude
Amplitude
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL
Looker
Looker

Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We’ve got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We’ve definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven’t had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We’ve started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we’ve seen. We capture any unhandled exceptions with Rollbar and, if we realize one will keep happening, we quickly convert the metrics to point back to Datadog, to keep Rollbar as clean as possible.

We use Segment to consolidate all of our trackers, the most important of which goes to Amplitude to analyze user patterns. However, if we need a more consolidated view, we push all of our data to our own data warehouse running PostgreSQL; this is available for analytics and dashboard creation through Looker.

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Sentry
Sentry
StatsD
StatsD
Graphite
Graphite
Grafana
Grafana
PagerDuty
PagerDuty
Amazon CloudWatch
Amazon CloudWatch

A huge part of our continuous deployment practices is to have granular alerting and monitoring across the platform. To do this, we run Sentry on-premise, inside our VPCs, for our event alerting, and we run an awesome observability and monitoring system consisting of StatsD, Graphite and Grafana. We have dashboards using this system to monitor our core subsystems so that we can know the health of any given subsystem at any moment. This system ties into our PagerDuty rotation, as well as alerts from some of our Amazon CloudWatch alarms (we’re looking to migrate all of these to our internal monitoring system soon).

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StackShare Editors
StackShare Editors
Grafana
Grafana
StatsD
StatsD
Airflow
Airflow
PagerDuty
PagerDuty
Datadog
Datadog
Celery
Celery
AWS EC2
AWS EC2
Flask
Flask

Data science and engineering teams at Lyft maintain several big data pipelines that serve as the foundation for various types of analysis throughout the business.

Apache Airflow sits at the center of this big data infrastructure, allowing users to “programmatically author, schedule, and monitor data pipelines.” Airflow is an open source tool, and “Lyft is the very first Airflow adopter in production since the project was open sourced around three years ago.”

There are several key components of the architecture. A web UI allows users to view the status of their queries, along with an audit trail of any modifications the query. A metadata database stores things like job status and task instance status. A multi-process scheduler handles job requests, and triggers the executor to execute those tasks.

Airflow supports several executors, though Lyft uses CeleryExecutor to scale task execution in production. Airflow is deployed to three Amazon Auto Scaling Groups, with each associated with a celery queue.

Audit logs supplied to the web UI are powered by the existing Airflow audit logs as well as Flask signal.

Datadog, Statsd, Grafana, and PagerDuty are all used to monitor the Airflow system.

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Colin Schimmelfing
Colin Schimmelfing
Software Engineer at Clever · | 1 upvotes · 11.4K views
atCleverClever
PagerDuty
PagerDuty

Luckily we don't end up actually using this much, but we couldn't live without it. PagerDuty

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Jonathan Kingsley
Jonathan Kingsley
Founder at Refractal · | 1 upvotes · 10.4K views
atRefractalRefractal
PagerDuty
PagerDuty

whistles If there's something weird, in your infrastructure, who you gonna call?

DevOps-Buste.. You get the idea. PagerDuty is great for quickly notifying us when things go pearshaped. PagerDuty

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PagerDuty's Features

  • Alerting that works (and wakes you up)- When your systems go down, PagerDuty will wake you up. You choose how you want to be alerted - via phone, SMS or email, to multiple numbers, with retries.
  • Integrate all your existing monitoring tools- PagerDuty works great with almost all monitoring tools including: Nagios (and Icinga), Keynote, New Relic, Pingdom, Circonus, Red Gate SQL Monitor, Server Density, Zenoss, Monit, Munin, SolarWinds and many others. If it can send email, it will work with PagerDuty.
  • Native apps with push notifications- iOS and Android native apps with push notifications and a cross-platform mobile website ensure you can respond to alerts wherever you are, even on the go.
  • On-call duty scheduling- Easily set up schedules to fairly share on-call duty responsibilities with your team.
  • Automatic escalation of alerts- If you're paged but don't respond in time, the alert is auto-escalated to a team member. Ensures nothing slips through the cracks - ever.
  • Reliable, distributed architecture- PagerDuty's infrastructure is fully replicated in multiple data centers, with fast failover when problems occur.
  • Works internationally (Yes, really!)- Phone alerts can be delivered to over 170 countries and territories
  • SMS alerts are available virtually world-wide. (Is my country included?)

PagerDuty Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PagerDuty?
OpsGenie
OpsGenie is a cloud-based service for dev & ops teams, providing reliable alerts, on-call schedule management, and escalations. OpsGenie integrates with monitoring tools & services and ensures that the right people are at the right time.
VictorOps
VictorOps is a real-time incident management platform that combines the power of people and data to embolden DevOps teams so they can handle incidents as they occur and prepare for the next one.
New Relic
New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
Datadog
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
Bigpanda
Bigpanda helps you manage and respond to ops incidents faster. All your alerts: organized, assignable, trackable, snoozeable, and updated in real-time.
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PagerDuty's Followers
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