The Ultimate Guide to Serverless Monitoring Tools

Technology touches almost every corner of the world economy. Even when it’s an indirect relation, in many cases tech is an essential, vital part of our societies. It just can’t fail without causing too much distress and loss. Not only financially, but especially to the human aspect.

As the world is increasingly reliant on technology, software developers, cloud architects, and DevOps practitioners bear a responsibility similar to that of the health industry or to airplane pilots, for example.

In this reality, cloud monitoring isn’t optional, it’s a matter of being professional. What optional, however, is what solution to go for. Obviously, the one that best fits your specific needs but which one is it? Starting from the very basics, we recently compared Dashbird against AWS CloudWatch.

To contribute a little more to this decision-making process, the table below covers some of the most prominent serverless monitoring tools out there. To be fair, they are all amazing services with outstanding teams behind them and we’re proud to be on this market alongside them. If you’d like to find out more about each directly from the makers, check out this Serverless Observability Special webinar, hosted by Serverless Nordic.

The purpose of this table is to help you identify what better suits the particular needs of your team and application.

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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.

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.