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AppSignal

Monitoring for Ruby, Elixir and Node.js. By developers, for developers.

What is AppSignal?

AppSignal gives you and your team alerts and detailed metrics about your Ruby, Node.js or Elixir application. Sensible pricing, no aggressive sales & support by developers.
AppSignal is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Who uses AppSignal?

Companies
44 companies reportedly use AppSignal in their tech stacks, including Bizongo, Xerpa, and Marketplace.

Developers
48 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AppSignal.

AppSignal Integrations

GitHub, Slack, GitLab, Jira, and Trello are some of the popular tools that integrate with AppSignal. Here's a list of all 21 tools that integrate with AppSignal.
Pros of AppSignal
15
Easy setup
8
Logs Errors
7
Tracks performance
7
Elixir support out of the box
7
Support Elixir
6
Profiles Ruby Memory Usage
5
In App Customer support via chat
5
Great UI
4
Affordable, holistic, All-in-One solution for Rails
4
Custom metrics
4
GIT Integration
4
Cheapest option
4
Anomaly detection
Decisions about AppSignal

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose AppSignal in their tech stack.

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New RelicNew Relic

We wanted to have a tool that has both APM and error monitoring stuff included in one.

I preferred to go to New Relic as the free version offers 100gb storage but have seen some "not good" comments about it compared to Datadog.

My teammates suggested AppSignal.

So which one should be a good option to give a try?

Tech Stach -> Ruby on Rails, Rails-react, Amazon EC2 machine.

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Jan Vlnas
Developer Advocate at Superface · | 12 upvotes · 322.2K views
Shared a protip
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Our framework of choice for backend at Superface is NestJS. We also use AppSignal for APM and error tracking. While AppSignal provides some basic integration for Node.js, getting the monitoring to work with Nest was a bit tricky. Check out our blog post on Integrating AppSignal APM with NestJS how we made it work.

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Kamil Kowalski
Lead Architect at Fresha · | 3 upvotes · 213.1K views

Coming from a Ruby background, we've been users of New Relic for quite some time. When we adopted Elixir, the New Relic integration was young and missing essential features, so we gave AppSignal a try. It worked for quite some time, we even implemented a :telemetry reporter for AppSignal . But it was difficult to correlate data in two monitoring solutions, New Relic was undergoing a UI overhaul which made it difficult to use, and AppSignal was missing the flexibility we needed. We had some fans of Datadog, so we gave it a try and it worked out perfectly. Datadog works great with Ruby , Elixir , JavaScript , and has powerful features our engineers love to use (notebooks, dashboards, very flexible alerting). Cherry on top - thanks to the Datadog Terraform provider everything is written as code, allowing us to collaborate on our Datadog setup.

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Blog Posts

Oct 24 2019 at 7:43PM

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AppSignal's Features

  • Track errors
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Compare deploys. Monitor background jobs.
  • Lots of integrations.
  • Compare servers.
  • Alerts for you and your team.
  • API with access to your data and errors.
  • Beautiful clean interface.
  • Sensible pricing (pay for requests).
  • Unlimited users, apps, environments, hosts.
  • No aggressive sales team.
  • Stroopwafels.
  • Extensive documentation.
  • Dedicated, private slack support.

AppSignal Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AppSignal?
New Relic
The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions and create best-in-class digital experiences. If you run software, you need to run New Relic. More than 50% of the Fortune 100 do too.
Scout
Scout APM helps developers quickly pinpoint & resolve performance issues before the customer ever sees them. Spend less time debugging & more time building with a streamlined interface & tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code.
Sentry
Sentry’s Application Monitoring platform helps developers see performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize their code health.
Skylight
Skylight is a smart profiler for your Rails apps that visualizes request performance across all of your servers.
Datadog
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
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AppSignal's Followers
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