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The smart profiler for your Rails apps
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What is Skylight?

Skylight is a smart profiler for your Rails apps that visualizes request performance across all of your servers.
Skylight is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Who uses Skylight?

Companies
50 companies reportedly use Skylight in their tech stacks, including StackShare, Livestorm, and ritual.

Developers
29 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Skylight.

Why developers like Skylight?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Skylight
Public Decisions about Skylight

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

Jerome Dalbert
Jerome Dalbert
Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare | 4 upvotes 160.1K views
atStackShareStackShare
Heroku
Heroku
New Relic
New Relic
Skylight
Skylight
Rails
Rails
Pingdom
Pingdom
Slack
Slack

We currently monitor performance with the following tools:

  1. Heroku Metrics: our main app is Hosted on Heroku, so it is the best place to get quick server metrics like memory usage, load averages, or response times.
  2. Good old New Relic for detailed general metrics, including transaction times.
  3. Skylight for more specific Rails Controller#action transaction times. Navigating those timings is much better than with New Relic, as you get a clear full breakdown of everything that happens for a given request.

Skylight offers better Rails performance insights, so why use New Relic? Because it does frontend monitoring, while Skylight doesn't. Now that we have a separate frontend app though, our frontend engineers are looking into more specialized frontend monitoring solutions.

Finally, if one of our apps go down, Pingdom alerts us on Slack and texts some of us.

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Skylight's Features

  • Skylight looks at how your code is behaving in production, alerting you to improvements you can make before they become showstoppers.
  • Skylight tells you exactly how your app is spending its time where it matters most鈥攊n your production environment
  • Pricing starts at $20 for the first million requests, with automatic discounts for high-volume customers
  • Skylight is built with badass hipster tech: Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, Rust, Storm, Dropwizard, Kafka, Cassandra, and more.

Skylight Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Skylight?
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!
ruxit
Ruxit is a all-in-one performance monitoring solution for cloud natives. In under five minutes customizable dashboard views show you your application's performance data.
AppDynamics
AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics.
Azure Application Insights
It is use to monitor your live web application. It will automatically detect performance anomalies. It includes powerful analytics tools to help you diagnose issues and to understand what users actually do with your app.
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Skylight's Followers
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