Sentry vs Thanos: What are the differences?
Sentry: Cut time to resolution for app errors from five hours to five minutes. Sentry is an open-source platform for workflow productivity, aggregating errors from across the stack in real time. 500K developers use Sentry to get the code-level context they need to resolve issues at every stage of the app lifecycle; Thanos: Highly available Prometheus setup with long term storage capabilities. Thanos is a set of components that can be composed into a highly available metric system with unlimited storage capacity. It can be added seamlessly on top of existing Prometheus deployments and leverages the Prometheus 2.0 storage format to cost-efficiently store historical metric data in any object storage while retaining fast query latencies. Additionally, it provides a global query view across all Prometheus installations and can merge data from Prometheus HA pairs on the fly.
Sentry and Thanos are primarily classified as "Exception Monitoring" and "Monitoring" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Sentry are:
- Real-Time Updates: For the first time, developers can fix code-level issues anywhere in the stack well before users even encounter an error.
- Complete Context: Spend more time where it matters, rather than investing in low-impact issues.
On the other hand, Thanos provides the following key features:
- Global querying view across all connected Prometheus servers
- Deduplication and merging of metrics collected from Prometheus HA pairs
- Seamless integration with existing Prometheus setups
Sentry and Thanos are both open source tools. Sentry with 21.7K GitHub stars and 2.5K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Thanos with 4.04K GitHub stars and 463 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Sentry has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1775 company stacks & 2124 developers stacks; compared to Thanos, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
I essentially inherited a Shopify theme that was originally created by an agency. After discovering a number of errors being thrown in the Dev Console just by scrolling through the website, I needed more visibility over any errors happening in the field. Having used both Sentry and TrackJS, I always got lost in the TrackJS interface, so I felt more comfortable introducing Sentry. The Sentry free tier is also very generous, although it turns out the theme threw over 15k errors in less than a week.
I highly recommend setting up error tracking from day one. Theoretically, you should never need to upgrade from the free tier if you're keeping on top of the errors...
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