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AWS X-Ray vs Honeycomb: What are the differences?

AWS X-Ray: An application performance management service. It helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With this, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components; Honeycomb: Observability for a distributed world--designed for high cardinality data and collaborative problem solving 🐝💖. We built Honeycomb to answer the hard questions that come up when you're trying to operate your software–to debug microservices, serverless, distributed systems, polyglot persistence, containers, and a world of fast, parallel deploys.

AWS X-Ray and Honeycomb belong to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by AWS X-Ray are:

  • End-to-end tracing
  • AWS Service and Database Integrations
  • Support for Multiple Languages

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

  • High-performance querying against high-cardinality or sparse events.
  • Accepts any structured JSON objects with a write key.
  • Submit events via API.
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What is AWS X-Ray?

It helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With this, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components.

What is Honeycomb?

We built Honeycomb to answer the hard questions that come up when you're trying to operate your software–to debug microservices, serverless, distributed systems, polyglot persistence, containers, and a world of fast, parallel deploys.

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