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TL;DR: Dashbird launches observability for five new AWS services (ELB, SNS, RDS, OpenSearch, and HTTP API Gateway) to allow for a faster, more secure, and smoother serverless observability experience.
Dashbird, the leading monitoring platform for serverless AWS applications, announces five new AWS integrations. On top of the existing integrations supported, the company is on its way to expanding the platform capabilities to support the broader range of popular cloud services, with more integrations launching later this quarter.
Last year, Dashbird was awarded as the “Cool Vendor in Observability” for its unique, no instrumentation approach and comprehensive 3-pillar approach combining observability, failure management, and posture management.
Additionally to AWS Lambda, SQS, DynamoDB, API Gateway, ECS, Kinesis, and Step Functions, you can now get detailed insights and metrics in the Dashbird app for:
These services can also be included in Dashbird Resource Groups and are supported by the Well-Architected Lens, Automated failure detection.
With Dashbird you can now monitor AWS ELB errors, requests, active connections, consumed LCUs, throughput, target groups and improve your ELB application performance.
What’s included on the dashboard:
Here’s the deal, these metrics can help you solve common issues, like unreachable or unhealthy targets. For example, when your targets aren’t running or are inaccessible for your ELB, or when you don’t have healthy targets left, ELB has to send requests to the remaining unhealthy targets.
With Dashbird you can now monitor AWS RDS instances, clusters, and proxies and improve your application performance.
What’s included in the dashboard:
Put another way, RDS is notoriously slow when used with Lambda because it has been built with the assumption of long-running application servers. With the new insights, you can now see how your RDS clusters behave inside your serverless architecture and act accordingly when they become the bottleneck.
What’s on the dashboard:
SNS is part of many serverless architectures because it allows to fan-out multiple tasks to run them on Lambda simultaneously. What does it mean? Knowing how they behave in production gives you the last information you need to optimize the fan-out strategy accordingly.
In addition to REST APIs, we now have the functionality to show all HTTP APIs and their resources in a user’s AWS account.
The HTTP version of API Gateway is a bit more low-level than the REST version, but this enables you to build APIs that don’t follow the REST approach more readily. AsyncAPI or GraphQL comes to mind here. With this new integration, you don’t have to decide between “REST with insights” or “non-REST without insights” anymore.
The Dashbird OpenSearch integration includes all available metrics from CloudWatch and configuration data from AWS. The dashboard view visualizes the critical information in a quickly digestible and clear way.
The integration also includes 20 best practice checks and prebuilt alarms continuously monitored for out-of-the-box.
OpenSearch is AWS’ community-driven open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. For data-heavy applications that require users to search all the time, this service is a must. So, to keep things running at an acceptable performance, Dashbirds new integration is here to help.
At Dashbird, we understand that the core idea and value of serverless is to focus on the customer and the ability to avoid heavy lifting. That’s exactly what we provide. We give the focus back to developers to only think about the end-customer, and to not be distracted by debugging and alarm management or to worry about whether something is working or not.
Dashbird increases reliability and iteration speed. Developers have said they’re able to work up to 80% faster with the aid of Dashbird alerting them when something is wrong and telling them the ins and outs of their system. And helping them achieve industry best practices, with an immediate effect on cost optimization, performance-optimized, and the overall management of the posture of your infrastructure.
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Dashbird was born out of our own need for an enhanced serverless debugging and monitoring tool, and we take pride in being developers.
Dashbird gives us a simple and easy to use tool to have peace of mind and know that all of our Serverless functions are running correctly. We are instantly aware now if there’s a problem. We love the fact that we have enough information in the Slack notification itself to take appropriate action immediately and know exactly where the issue occurred.
Thanks to Dashbird the time to discover the occurrence of an issue reduced from 2-4 hours to a matter of seconds or minutes. It also means that hundreds of dollars are saved every month.
Great onboarding: it takes just a couple of minutes to connect an AWS account to an organization in Dashbird. The UI is clean and gives a good overview of what is happening with the Lambdas and API Gateways in the account.
I mean, it is just extremely time-saving. It’s so efficient! I don’t think it’s an exaggeration or dramatic to say that Dashbird has been a lifesaver for us.
Dashbird provides an easier interface to monitor and debug problems with our Lambdas. Relevant logs are simple to find and view. Dashbird’s support has been good, and they take product suggestions with grace.
Great UI. Easy to navigate through CloudWatch logs. Simple setup.
Dashbird helped us refine the size of our Lambdas, resulting in significantly reduced costs. We have Dashbird alert us in seconds via email when any of our functions behaves abnormally. Their app immediately makes the cause and severity of errors obvious.
End-to-end observability and real-time error tracking for AWS applications.