Boundary vs Instrumental: What are the differences?
What is Boundary? Real-time monitoring for server and applications with beatiful UI. Monitor it all: web servers, load balancers, application back-ends, big data clusters, queues, caching nodes, or databases. Boundary provides insights no matter what stack you use, whether you deploy in the cloud or your data center.
What is 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.
Boundary and Instrumental can be primarily classified as "Performance Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by Boundary are:
- Monitor Servers and Applications in real-time
- Generate Alarms
- Customizable Dashboards
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
"Great Visualization" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Boundary, while over 2 developers mention "Best, fastest, and easiest-to-use Interface" as the leading cause for choosing Instrumental.