Opbeat vs Sentry

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Opbeat vs Sentry: What are the differences?

What is Opbeat? Application monitoring for developers. Opbeat is application monitoring for developers, and gives you performance metrics, error logging, release tracking and workflow in one smart product.

What is 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.

Opbeat and Sentry can be categorized as "Exception Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Opbeat are:

  • Application performance metrics
  • Error logging with smart grouping
  • Code integration - stacktraces annotated with code authors for faster debugging and coordination

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

  • 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.
  • Integrate Everywhere: Drop-in integration for every major platform, framework, and language -- JavaScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Node, Java, .NET, mobile.

"Free for small teams" is the top reason why over 23 developers like Opbeat, while over 215 developers mention "Consolidates similar errors and makes resolution easy" as the leading cause for choosing Sentry.

Sentry is an open source tool with 21.2K GitHub stars and 2.42K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sentry's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Opbeat and Sentry

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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Pros of Opbeat
Pros of Sentry
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    Free for small teams
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    Release tracking
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    Consolidates similar errors and makes resolution easy
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    Slack integration
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    No usage or rate limits
  • 10
    Good error grouping
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    Github integration
  • 8
    Email Notifications
  • 8
    Reliable
  • 7
    Great customer support
  • 3
    Hipchat integration
  • 2
    Mobile app
  • 2
    Performance metrics
  • 2
    Annotated stacktraces
  • 2
    Great ui and setup
  • 1
    iOS app
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    Simple
  • 236
    Consolidates similar errors and makes resolution easy
  • 121
    Email Notifications
  • 108
    Open source
  • 84
    Slack integration
  • 71
    Github integration
  • 48
    Easy
  • 44
    User-friendly interface
  • 28
    The most important tool we use in production
  • 18
    Hipchat integration
  • 17
    Heroku Integration
  • 15
    Good documentation
  • 14
    Free tier
  • 9
    Easy setup
  • 9
    Self-hosted
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    Realiable
  • 6
    Provides context, and great stack trace
  • 4
    Feedback form on error pages
  • 4
    Love it baby
  • 3
    Gitlab integration
  • 3
    Easy Integration
  • 3
    Filter by custom tags
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    Super user friendly
  • 3
    Captures local variables at each frame in backtraces
  • 1
    Performance measurements

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Cons of Opbeat
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    • 12
      Confusing UI
    • 4
      Bundle size

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    What is Opbeat?

    Opbeat is application monitoring for developers, and gives you performance metrics, error logging, release tracking and workflow in one smart product.

    What is Sentry?

    Sentry’s Application Monitoring platform helps developers see performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize their code health.

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