FireHydrant vs Healthchecks.io: What are the differences?
FireHydrant: A simple incident response tool. FireHydrant allows you to maintain an organized log of incidents, the events that occurred during them, and integrations to lift information to the surface that matters; Healthchecks.io: Cron Monitoring. Get Notified When Your Cron Jobs Fail. Healthchecks.io is a monitoring service for your cron jobs, background services and scheduled tasks. It works by listening for HTTP "pings" from your services. You can set up various alert methods: email, Slack, Telegram, PagerDuty, etc.
FireHydrant and Healthchecks.io belong to "Monitoring Aggregation" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by FireHydrant are:
- Incidents - Tie Incidents to components and start keeping track with notes, milestones, and Slack messages. We’ll keep everything organized for when you head into your post mortem.
- Components - Have an API and a Web UI? Add them to FireHydrant as components. Organize your incidents by the components you provide in your application. You can quickly find previous incidents for them too. Components make it easy to report on which things fail the most.
- Slack - We have a deep integration with Slack that allows you to quickly create Incidents, add notes and milestones, and coordinate response. You get an incident specific channel automatically that allows you and your team to coordinate response to any incident on FireHydrant.
On the other hand, Healthchecks.io provides the following key features:
- Open source, can be self-hosted
- Simple, clean dashboard
- Free for hobby projects
Healthchecks.io is an open source tool with 1.91K GitHub stars and 267 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Healthchecks.io's open source repository on GitHub.