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The Resource Groups in Dashbird is a unique feature that allows you to view the distributed components of your serverless systems as a single unit. Resource groups allow you to organize different parts of your system and segregate them based on the business or system logic. This allows you to achieve decentralization and implement the microservices design philosophy at the system architecture level while allowing you close supervision and visibility at a snapshot over the entire stack.
Consider a serverless system having a decentralized system logic consisting of a collection of Lambda functions that serve different parts of the system logic. In case of an error, troubleshooting Lambda functions individually is much harder than debugging them as a single unit that serves one part of the system logic.
☝️ You can create as many Resource Groups, each containing as many resources as you would like. The same resource can be assigned to multiple Groups as well.
Dashbird will provide a custom metrics dashboard, as well as a central repository of errors and alerts particular for each Group.
For instance, consider the following use case consisting of multiple Lambdas taking care of processing customer orders in an e-commerce system:
Resource groups in Dashbird has been designed keeping such use cases in mind. Since the system logic is decentralized (at the application level, not infrastructure), it may be harder to debug issues.
When something goes wrong with the order processing, system-wise, it would more sense to debug all five resources as a unit, and that is precisely what a Resource Groups delivers in Dashbird.
☝️ When searching for errors by keyword, for example, it is possible to narrow down results by Group, making it easier to debug issues related to a specific project. Developers can configure policies or error alerting specific to a Group. Issues can be tracked and resolved in the context of a Group.
In summary: with Dashbird Resource Groups, developers can benefit from decentralization and a microservices approach at the software architecture-level, while retaining close supervision and visibility at a snapshot over the entire stack.
Creating a resource group is easy. The main screen in Resource groups displays all the resource groups we have associated with the delegated AWS account.
Clicking on “Create resource group” on the top right allows you to create new resource groups. Provide a suitable name and description for the resource group and select the resources to be included in that resource group.
Once the resource group is created you can see the metrics for all the resources in the resource group as a single unit. Clicking on a resource group provides us with all the details of all the errors, warnings, or insights associated with that resource group which can be further explored individually in the Events service. We also get metrics such as total invocations, total error count, billed duration, and the total cost incurred for that resource group.
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Dashbird is a monitoring, debugging and intelligence platform designed to help serverless developers build, operate, improve, and scale their modern cloud applications on AWS environment securely and with ease.
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.