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Free AWS Cloudwatch alternative

End-to-end observability for serverless applications. No code instrumentation or overhead.

Supports all AWS Lambda runtimes
The most widely adopted visibility
platform for serverless applications.
Dashbird integrates closely with AWS to bring visibility into serverless applications. By mapping applications resources, importing CloudWatch logs and integrating with AWS X-ray it's able to provide all pillars of observability with no performance overhead or code changes.

AWS Cloudwatch vs Dashbird


  • Invocation logs view
  • JSON formatting
  • Messaging
  • Incident management
  • Metrics monitored
  • Identify cold starts
  • Identify retries
  • Link retry to previous invocations
  • Identify anomalies
  • Group Lambdas by Project
  • Local search by keywords
  • Global search by keywords (multiple Lambdas at once)
  • Filter invocation logs by type (error, retries, cold starts, anomalies)

AWS CloudWatch

  • Group multiple invocations
  • Simple, shows the entire object
  • Email integration (only for metric alerts)
  • No
  • Number of invocations, Execution duration, Number of invocations with errors
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No


  • Individual invocation view
  • Interactive, open node by node (convenient for large objects)
  • Email and Slack integration for errors and metric policies
  • Yes
  • Number of invocations, Execution duration, Invocations with errors, Coldstarts, Retries, Memory used, Cost
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

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Deliver perfect user experiences with real-time visibility, alerting and troubleshooting for event-driven architectures on AWS Lambda. Dashbird allows you to develop faster and operate production workloads with confidence. No code changes are required!

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Loved and trusted by thousands

“Between the Overview page and Slack integration, Dashbird has given Volta increased transparency and confidence in our infrastructure. It is also the easiest tool out there for diving into logs for a specific invocation, which has decreased our time to diagnosis drastically.”

- Caleb Brewer, Lead Software Engineer

“Dashbird is great for detecting issues in large scale Serverless systems. We use it for troubleshooting and optimising our applications daily. ”

- Mario Tosso, Software Engineer

Monitor all Lambdas with 2 minute setup.

All you need to do is deploy a preconfigured CloudFormation stack to your AWS account.