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AppSignal vs TraceView: 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.; TraceView: Ridiculously Detailed Application Monitoring. Expose everything, from the webserver to database, cache and API calls. The core technology is based on X-Trace, a distributed tracing framework that鈥檚 served as the inspiration for companies like Google and Twitter.

AppSignal and TraceView can be categorized as "Performance Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by AppSignal are:

  • Track errors
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Compare deploys. Monitor background jobs.

On the other hand, TraceView provides the following key features:

  • Track every machine involved in a transaction and identify bottlenecks in a single click.
  • Isolate interesting calls and drill down to the line of code and machine it ran on.
  • Tie together code and infrastructure metrics with database, service, and cache calls, all in the context of a single transaction.

"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 5 developers like AppSignal, while over 2 developers mention "The heatmap helped me isolate DB related issues" as the leading cause for choosing TraceView.

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What is AppSignal?

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

What is TraceView?

Expose everything, from the webserver to database, cache and API calls. The core technology is based on X-Trace, a distributed tracing framework that鈥檚 served as the inspiration for companies like Google and Twitter.
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      Sebastian G臋bski
      Sebastian G臋bski
      CTO at Shedul/Fresha | 4 upvotes 296.1K views
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      Regarding Continuous Integration - we've started with something very easy to set up - CircleCI , but with time we're adding more & more complex pipelines - we use Jenkins to configure & run those. It's much more effort, but at some point we had to pay for the flexibility we expected. Our source code version control is Git (which probably doesn't require a rationale these days) and we keep repos in GitHub - since the very beginning & we never considered moving out. Our primary monitoring these days is in New Relic (Ruby & SPA apps) and AppSignal (Elixir apps) - we're considering unifying it in New Relic , but this will require some improvements in Elixir app observability. For error reporting we use Sentry (a very popular choice in this class) & we collect our distributed logs using Logentries (to avoid semi-manual handling here).

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