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AppSignal vs Thundra: What are the differences?

AppSignal: Monitoring for Ruby and Elixir. By developers, for developers. AppSignal gives you and your team alerts and detailed metrics about your Ruby or Elixir application Sensible pricing, no aggressive sales & support by developers.; Thundra: AWS Lambda Observability for Java, Go and Node.js. Thundra helps answer your toughest questions about the health of your Serverless infrastructure by giving you invaluable insights into your AWS Lambda functions.

AppSignal and Thundra belong to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack.

Decisions about AppSignal and Thundra
Kamil Kowalski
Lead Architect at Fresha · | 3 upvotes · 130K views

Coming from a Ruby background, we've been users of New Relic for quite some time. When we adopted Elixir, the New Relic integration was young and missing essential features, so we gave AppSignal a try. It worked for quite some time, we even implemented a :telemetry reporter for AppSignal . But it was difficult to correlate data in two monitoring solutions, New Relic was undergoing a UI overhaul which made it difficult to use, and AppSignal was missing the flexibility we needed. We had some fans of Datadog, so we gave it a try and it worked out perfectly. Datadog works great with Ruby , Elixir , JavaScript , and has powerful features our engineers love to use (notebooks, dashboards, very flexible alerting). Cherry on top - thanks to the Datadog Terraform provider everything is written as code, allowing us to collaborate on our Datadog setup.

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Pros of AppSignal
Pros of Thundra
  • 14
    Easy setup
  • 8
    Logs Errors
  • 7
    Tracks performance
  • 6
    Support Elixir
  • 6
    Profiles Ruby Memory Usage
  • 6
    Elixir support out of the box
  • 5
    Great UI
  • 5
    In App Customer support via chat
  • 4
    Affordable, holistic, All-in-One solution for Rails
  • 4
    Custom metrics
  • 4
    GIT Integration
  • 4
    Cheapest option
  • 4
    Anomaly detection
  • 4
    Provides the most detailed monitoring of any other tool
  • 2
    Serverless monitoring

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What is AppSignal?

AppSignal gives you and your team alerts and detailed metrics about your Ruby, Node.js or Elixir application. Sensible pricing, no aggressive sales & support by developers.

What is Thundra?

By eliminating the need for multiple tools in pre-production. Thundra provides observability into the CI process, helps optimize build duration, enables more frequent deployments, higher development productivity, and lower CI costs.

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What are some alternatives to AppSignal and Thundra?
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