Boundary vs TraceView: What are the differences?
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; TraceView: Ridiculously Detailed Application Monitoring. Expose everything, from the webserver to database, cache and API calls. The core technology is based on X-Trace, a distributed tracing framework that’s served as the inspiration for companies like Google and Twitter.
Boundary and TraceView belong to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Boundary are:
- Monitor Servers and Applications in real-time
- Generate Alarms
- Customizable Dashboards
On the other hand, TraceView provides the following key features:
- Track every machine involved in a transaction and identify bottlenecks in a single click.
- Isolate interesting calls and drill down to the line of code and machine it ran on.
- Tie together code and infrastructure metrics with database, service, and cache calls, all in the context of a single transaction.
"Great Visualization" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Boundary, while over 2 developers mention "The heatmap helped me isolate DB related issues" as the leading cause for choosing TraceView.