AWS CloudTrail vs Bugsnag: What are the differences?
AWS CloudTrail: Record AWS API calls for your account and have log files delivered to you. With CloudTrail, you can get a history of AWS API calls for your account, including API calls made via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and higher-level AWS services (such as AWS CloudFormation). The AWS API call history produced by CloudTrail enables security analysis, resource change tracking, and compliance auditing. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service; Bugsnag: Bugsnag provides production error monitoring and management for front-end, mobile and back-end applications. Bugsnag captures errors from your web, mobile and back-end applications, providing instant visibility into user impact. Diagnostic data and tools are included to help your team prioritize, debug and fix exceptions fast.
AWS CloudTrail and Bugsnag are primarily classified as "Log Management" and "Exception Monitoring" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by AWS CloudTrail are:
- Increased Visibility- CloudTrail provides increased visibility into your user activity by recording AWS API calls. You can answer questions such as, what actions did a given user take over a given time period? For a given resource, which user has taken actions on it over a given time period? What is the source IP address of a given activity? Which activities failed due to inadequate permissions?
- Durable and Inexpensive Log File Storage- CloudTrail uses Amazon S3 for log file storage and delivery, so log files are stored durably and inexpensively. You can use Amazon S3 lifecycle configuration rules to further reduce storage costs. For example, you can define rules to automatically delete old log files or archive them to Amazon Glacier for additional savings.
- Easy Administration- CloudTrail is a fully managed service
On the other hand, Bugsnag provides the following key features:
- Root cause error grouping
- Real-time alerting to chat, email or SMS
"Very easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CloudTrail over the competitors, whereas "Lots of 3rd party integrations" was stated as the key factor in picking Bugsnag.
According to the StackShare community, Bugsnag has a broader approval, being mentioned in 295 company stacks & 49 developers stacks; compared to AWS CloudTrail, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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