Dashbird becomes Gartner Cool Vendor 2021!

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We’re officially cool! Dashbird is extremely proud to be named as a Cool Vendor by Gartner in Monitoring, Observability, and Cloud Operations in their 28 April 2021 report on “Cool Vendors in Monitoring, Observability and Cloud Operations”. 

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Why Gartner think we’re cool?

“Dashbird provides a novel approach to observability for serverless applications that run inside an AWS environment. Monitoring a serverless environment can be particularly complex as it may involve thousands of separate microservices, and the tools that AWS provides are difficult to use at scale.”

Dashbird brings all your mission-critical AWS data onto one dashboard and lets you know in seconds what’s going on in your application and alerts you immediately of errors and warnings, and where exactly is the issue located, so you can jump in and fix it before anything starts affecting your customers. In fact, Dashbird has helped Onfleet directly to prevent their customers from churning!

Dashbird’s customers include application developers, Site reliability engineers (SREs), enterprise architects, and DevOps and IT operations teams, in large enterprises and startups across various verticals, responsible for the performance of applications hosted in a serverless environment

Customers value Dashbird’s easy-to-understand metrics dashboard helping them save up to 80% on their MTTD/R and debugging, quick and easy 2-minute setup that doesn’t require any code changes, and the actionable recommendations for improving their infrastructure in accordance with industry best practices.

Monitoring and operating large-scale serverless applications introduces new challenges for developers, architects, and SRE engineers that require special know-how and significant implementation. Our approach of abstracting and automating monitoring use cases and not requiring instrumentation has proven ideal for serverless” says Taavi Rehemägi, CEO at Dashbird.

So what are the cool things Dashbird offers?

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End-to-end centralized observability built specifically for AWS and serverless systems

Purpose-built for serverless, Dashbird collects monitoring data from AWS. Dashbird monitors multiple cloud components in AWS cloud, such as Lambda functions, API Gateways, SQS queues, ECS containers, Kinesis, Step-Functions, and DynamoDB tables. Every datapoint that exists in your cloud environment (logs, metrics, and traces), centralized under one roof. Dashbird makes it easy to visualize, search, query, and interrogate all there is to know about your serverless application, from high level to a single transaction. Dashbird features a full-fledged log analytics functionality that is powered by ElasticSearch. 

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Real-time automated prebuilt alarms and analytics for all your metrics

Dashbird automatically detects errors, code exceptions, timeouts, cold starts, downstream service failures, and anomalies from logs and metrics in real-time and alerts you immediately when you should react to an incident via Slack, e-mail, SNS, and/or webhooks. You can easily set prebuilt and custom filters for any metric condition across your infrastructure – all in one place – in the Dashbird dashboard. 

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Well-Architected actionable insights encourage continuous improvement and compliance with industry best practices

Dashbird features over 100 complex insight checks continuously scanning your entire serverless environment against the AWS Well-Architected best practices. You can immediately see how well your infrastructure is architected against each of the five pillars (cost optimization, security, performance, operational excellence, and reliability) on the progress bars.

Dashbird will let you know which incidents are affecting your system health in each pillar and provides you with step-by-step guides for remediation. No need learn the lengthy AWS white papers and go through manual system audits anymore!

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Easy set up

Dashbird requires no code changes to your functions while still giving you end-to-end visibility. Setting up takes 2 minutes and you run no risk of affecting your application.

About Dashbird:

Built on three core pillars – centralized observability, real-time automated alarms, and Well-Architected insights – Dashbird is a monitoring, debugging and intelligence platform designed to give developers the confidence to build, operate, improve, and scale serverless applications on AWS environment securely, fast and with ease. No more digging around in CloudWatch logs line by line and setting up alarms for hours (or weeks), enabling you to be more productive and focus on the important stuff – developing your product and providing a seamless customer experience!


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What our customers say

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.