What is Rudderstack and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Rudderstack
Segment is a single hub for customer data. Collect your data in one place, then send it to more than 100 third-party tools, internal systems, or Amazon Redshift with the flip of a switch. ...
Google Tag Manager
Tag Manager gives you the ability to add and update your own tags for conversion tracking, site analytics, remarketing, and more. There are nearly endless ways to track user behavior across your sites and apps, and the intuitive design lets you change tags whenever you want. ...
Astronomer is a data engineering platform that collects, processes and unifies enterprise data so you can get straight to analytics, data science and insights. Astronomer Clickstream captures valuable user events and routes them straight to all your favorite tools or a data warehouse for analytics. All in real time. ...
Codelessly connect your site to your stack. Automate tedious work so engineering can focus on product. It integrates your marketing and analytics tools with one click. ...
A code-generated, type-safe tracking library to accurately implement analytics events that are defined and maintained in a single-source-of-truth web app. Built to optimize the experience of maintaining and version controlling complicated event schemas. ...
The leader in collaborative data cataloging, it empowers analysts & information stewards to search, query & collaborate for fast and accurate insights. ...
Iteratively helps teams capture reliable product analytics they can trust. It eliminates the most common causes of error during the definition and implementation of tracking plans, and cuts down on the time it takes to correctly instrument the product. As a result, folks that consume product analytics get exactly what they spec'd out and can rely on the incoming data knowing it is trustworthy and accurate. ...
Rudderstack alternatives & related posts
- Easy to scale and maintain 3rd party services86
- One API49
- Multiple integrations25
- Cleanest API19
- Mixpanel Integration8
- Segment SQL7
- Google Analytics Integration4
- Clean Integration with Application2
- SQL Access2
- Salesforce Integration2
- Clearbit integration1
- Beautiful UI1
- Integrates with Apptimize1
- Own all your tracking data1
- Woopra Integration1
- Quick setup1
- Not clear which events/options are integration-specific2
- Limitations with integration-specific configurations1
- Client-side events are separated from server-side1
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Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We’ve got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We’ve definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven’t had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We’ve started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we’ve seen. We capture any unhandled exceptions with Rollbar and, if we realize one will keep happening, we quickly convert the metrics to point back to Datadog, to keep Rollbar as clean as possible.
We use Segment to consolidate all of our trackers, the most important of which goes to Amplitude to analyze user patterns. However, if we need a more consolidated view, we push all of our data to our own data warehouse running PostgreSQL; this is available for analytics and dashboard creation through Looker.
Functionally, Amplitude and Mixpanel are incredibly similar. They both offer almost all the same functionality around tracking and visualizing user actions for analytics. You can track A/B test results in both. We ended up going with Amplitude at BaseDash because it has a more generous free tier for our uses (10 million actions per month, versus Mixpanel's 1000 monthly tracked users).
Segment isn't meant to compete with these tools, but instead acts as an API to send actions to them, and other analytics tools. If you're just sending event data to one of these tools, you probably don't need Segment. If you're using other analytics tools like Google Analytics and FullStory, Segment makes it easy to send events to all your tools at once.
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This is a question for best practice regarding Segment and Google Tag Manager. I would love to use Segment and GTM together when we need to implement a lot of additional tools, such as Amplitude, Appsfyler, or any other engagement tool since we can send event data without additional SDK implementation, etc.
So, my question is, if you use Segment and Google Tag Manager, how did you define what you will push through Segment and what will you push through Google Tag Manager? For example, when implementing a Facebook Pixel or any other 3rd party marketing tag?
From my point of view, implementing marketing pixels should stay in GTM because of the tag/trigger control.
If you are using Segment and GTM together, I would love to learn more about your best practice.