vs Skylight

+ 1

+ 1
Add tool vs Skylight: What are the differences?

What is 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, ...).

What is Skylight? The smart profiler for your Rails apps. Skylight is a smart profiler for your Rails apps that visualizes request performance across all of your servers. and Skylight belong to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by 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, Skylight provides the following key features:

  • Skylight looks at how your code is behaving in production, alerting you to improvements you can make before they become showstoppers.
  • Skylight tells you exactly how your app is spending its time where it matters most—in your production environment
  • Pricing starts at $20 for the first million requests, with automatic discounts for high-volume customers

"Deep insights into PHP request cycle" is the top reason why over 4 developers like, while over 10 developers mention "Beautiful UI" as the leading cause for choosing Skylight.

According to the StackShare community, Skylight has a broader approval, being mentioned in 39 company stacks & 5 developers stacks; compared to, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Pros of
Pros of Skylight

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of
Cons of Skylight
    Be the first to leave a con

    Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

    What is

    Blackfire is a profiler which drills down to function/method call level to enable developers to understand and optimize their code's behaviour and performance. It works with no impact for end users on prod, integrates with CI/CD, and more.

    What is Skylight?

    Skylight is a smart profiler for your Rails apps that visualizes request performance across all of your servers.
    What companies use
    What companies use Skylight?

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with
    What tools integrate with Skylight?
      No integrations found

      Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

      What are some alternatives to and Skylight?
      New Relic
      New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
      Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
      Ruxit is a all-in-one performance monitoring solution for cloud natives. In under five minutes customizable dashboard views show you your application's performance data.
      AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics.
      Azure Application Insights
      It is use to monitor your live web application. It will automatically detect performance anomalies. It includes powerful analytics tools to help you diagnose issues and to understand what users actually do with your app.
      See all alternatives
      Interest over time
      How much does cost?
      How much does Skylight cost?