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OpsGenie vs Sentry: What are the differences?

OpsGenie: Alerting and On-Call Management for Dev&Ops Teams. OpsGenie is a cloud-based service for dev & ops teams, providing reliable alerts, on-call schedule management, and escalations. OpsGenie integrates with monitoring tools & services and ensures that the right people are at the right time; 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.

OpsGenie and Sentry are primarily classified as "Monitoring Aggregation" and "Exception Monitoring" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by OpsGenie are:

  • Forward IT alerts to OpsGenie
  • Get notified via email, SMS, mobile push and phone calls
  • View alerts using mobile apps

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.

"Two-way slack integration" is the top reason why over 3 developers like OpsGenie, 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 21.4K GitHub stars and 2.45K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sentry's open source repository on GitHub.

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Instagram are some of the popular companies that use Sentry, whereas OpsGenie is used by OpenGov, PedidosYa, and SoFi. Sentry has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1341 company stacks & 434 developers stacks; compared to OpsGenie, which is listed in 36 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

Decisions about OpsGenie 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 OpsGenie
Pros of Sentry
  • 7
    Two-way slack integration
  • 4
    Strong API
  • 4
    Solid scheduling and team management support
  • 3
    Two-way nagios integration
  • 3
    Strong, easy, fast, fits
  • 2
    Free tier
  • 2
    Complete Incident Response Orchestration Platform
  • 235
    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
    Self-hosted
  • 9
    Easy setup
  • 7
    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
  • 3
    Super user friendly
  • 3
    Captures local variables at each frame in backtraces
  • 1
    Performance measurements

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Cons of OpsGenie
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      Confusing UI
    • 3
      Bundle size

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    What is OpsGenie?

    OpsGenie is a cloud-based service for dev & ops teams, providing reliable alerts, on-call schedule management, and escalations. OpsGenie integrates with monitoring tools & services and ensures that the right people are at the right time.

    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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