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Discussion on: For the Love of Bleep! Building a Scalable Monitoring System

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Vinay Hegde • Edited on

Some very good points on why having detailed visibility into an application is important, thanks Molly!

Even we were exploring Datadog which is comprehensive indeed but quickly ends up being very expensive since it bills one on the number of hosts / APMs.

For small / medium scale organizations, cost is a major factor so we eventually discovered AppSignal that bills you only on number of requests (both web & background) than hosts with very effective alerting & a 30 day retention plus their pricing is very affordable. They also have lots of 3rd party add-ons integrated right out of the box plus you can always add custom webhooks should you need more.

The downside? It's currently available only for Ruby / Elixir apps.

PS: They've a fantastic sales & engineering team who'll help you with any kind of queries that's worth checking out.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Awesome! Thanks for the alternative suggestion and insight 😊