Blackfire.io vs Instrumental

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Blackfire.io vs Instrumental: What are the differences?

Blackfire.io: Blackfire Profiler automatically instruments your code to gather data about consumed server resources like memory, CPU time, and I/O. Blackfire achieves a new level of accuracy by aggregating several profile samples and getting rid of non relevant data. Get even deeper and review the interactions with your entire stack (SQL database engines, cache servers, ...); Instrumental: Visualize any aspect of your application performance, measure production code in real-time, and share with your entire team. Instrumental is a real-time application and server monitoring platform. With over a million datapoints processed every second, we're one of the highest scale monitoring services.

Blackfire.io and Instrumental can be categorized as "Performance Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Blackfire.io are:

  • Profile a page at a mouse click thanks to the Blackfire web browser extension
  • Browse through the function calls and identify performance bottlenecks thanks to the Blackfire intuitive UI
  • Because Blackfire is only triggered when you profile a request, there is no overhead for other requests

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

  • Application monitoring - we accept any volume of arbitrary data, making it easy to set up graphs to measure the performance of your application in real time
  • Server monitoring - Ruby apps can use our instrumental tools gem to monitor information like CPU statistics, memory usage, disk space, and all the other things you'll need to monitor your servers. Language support - Ruby is supported using a custom library, and all other languages are supported with our Statsd backend
  • RESTful API - upon authentication, data is collected and returned in strict JSON format

"Deep insights into PHP request cycle" is the primary reason why developers consider Blackfire.io over the competitors, whereas "Best, fastest, and easiest-to-use Interface" was stated as the key factor in picking Instrumental.

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What is Blackfire.io?

Blackfire achieves a new level of accuracy by aggregating several profile samples and getting rid of non relevant data. Get even deeper and review the interactions with your entire stack (SQL database engines, cache servers, ...).

What is Instrumental?

Instrumental is a real-time application and server monitoring platform. With over a million datapoints processed every second, we're one of the highest scale monitoring services.
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        Profiling of slow requests. It helps to understand the bootstrapping and the whole requests cycle.

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        Performance profiling

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