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Healthchecks.io vs PagerDuty: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is PagerDuty? Incident management with powerful visibility, reliable alerting, and improved collaboration. PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from your monitoring tools, gives you an overall view of all of your monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there's a problem.

Healthchecks.io and PagerDuty can be categorized as "Monitoring Aggregation" tools.

Some of the features offered by Healthchecks.io are:

  • Open source, can be self-hosted
  • Simple, clean dashboard
  • Free for hobby projects

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

  • Alerting that works (and wakes you up)- When your systems go down, PagerDuty will wake you up. You choose how you want to be alerted - via phone, SMS or email, to multiple numbers, with retries.
  • Integrate all your existing monitoring tools- PagerDuty works great with almost all monitoring tools including: Nagios (and Icinga), Keynote, New Relic, Pingdom, Circonus, Red Gate SQL Monitor, Server Density, Zenoss, Monit, Munin, SolarWinds and many others. If it can send email, it will work with PagerDuty.
  • Native apps with push notifications- iOS and Android native apps with push notifications and a cross-platform mobile website ensure you can respond to alerts wherever you are, even on the go.

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.

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Michael Aldridge
Systems Engineer at BetterHelp | 4 upvotes 路 79.9K views
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I'm currently on PagerDuty, but I'm about to add enough users to go out of the starter tier, which will dramatically increase my license cost. PagerDuty is, in my experience, quite clunky, and I'm looking for alternatives. Squadcast is one I've found, and another is xMatters. Between the three, I'm currently leaning towards xMatters, but I'd like to know what people suggest.

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Chris Riley
Software Architect at Fixate IO | 3 upvotes 路 35.4K views
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Disclosure I work at Splunk and VictorOps is a Splunk product. But I would suggest in addition to trying the others adding VO to your list. It's important to note that some of the tools are designed as Incident Response tools, others started as mass notification tools. For on-call stick to those designed for incident response.

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Piyush Shrivastava
FrontEndDev at Transfin | 2 upvotes 路 23.2K views
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I would say to use Squadcast, the configuration is easy, provides a lot of features such as war room, RCA tracking postmortem, RBAC and they are quick to add features on request as well, recently I asked for custom on call reminders and I am sure they will add it really soon.

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Pros of Healthchecks.io
Pros of PagerDuty
  • 3
    Can be self-hosted
  • 2
    Great value
  • 2
    Free tier
  • 2
    Easy to understand
  • 55
    Just works
  • 23
    Easy configuration
  • 14
    Awesome alerting hub
  • 11
    Fantastic Alert aggregation and on call management
  • 9
    User-customizable alerting modes
  • 4
    Awesome tool for alerting and monitoring. Love it
  • 3
    Most reliable out of the three and it isn't even close

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      Expensive
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      Ugly UI

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    What is Healthchecks.io?

    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.

    What is PagerDuty?

    PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from your monitoring tools, gives you an overall view of all of your monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there's a problem.

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