12 Best Bugsnag Alternatives in 2022

Better Stack Team
Updated on July 2, 2022

Bugsnag allows you to monitor, track errors, and debug mobile, browser, and server applications. It automatically detects script errors and offers cross-browser monitoring and error grouping. Based on this data, it generates a detailed overview of the performance and stability and provides enriched reports

It also supports version benchmarking, automatic diagnostics, stack tracing and source mapping, and breadcrumb collection. Bugsnag offers both SaaS and Self-hosted deployment variants.

Bugsnag offers three different pricing models LITE, STANDARD, and ENTERPRISE. Pricing is based on the number of monthly events and users.

Pros

  • Freemium plan is available
  • SaaS and Self-Hosted solutions

Cons

  • Bugsnag is a complex and powerful tool, but documentation of some features feels insufficient, which makes it quite difficult to start with

Now, let's take a look at some of the best Bugsnag competitors and alternatives in 2022.

1. Logtail

Logtail is a structured log management platform based on ClickHouse. It allows you to start collecting, analyzing, and visualizing logs in real-time. Logtail collects data from any of the most popular languages and frameworks, such as Python and Django, JavaScript and Node.js, PHP, Ruby, .NET, and more. Logtail helps you to build better software faster with its advanced built-in collaboration features, resource-efficient ClickHouse, and a visually pleasing, dark-mode UI.

Logtail is a part of the Better Stack ecosystem, and together with Better Uptime, they create a complete observability solution with incident management built-in. With one-click Better Uptime integration, you can easily alert on-call team members of any irregularities in your application's behavior. Be it a specific log message error or a predefined usage trend.

2. LogRocket

LogRocket offers a complex frontend monitoring and product analysis platform, allowing you to replay sessions, evaluate frontend performance impact, analyze end-user experience track errors and evaluate metrics critical for conversions.

LogRocket analyses the impact of UX issues, allows you to see user journeys, and also allows for alerting and integration with third-party tools.

3. Sentry

Originally built for monitoring python applications, Sentry now offers support for most the languages platforms and frameworks, including JavaScript, Ruby, Node, Go, React, Rails, Angular, Laravel, Swift, and many more. Sentry.io allows you to monitor many languages and language frameworks in a Self-hosted or SaaS solution. It enables end-to-end distributed tracing and allows you to see exact, poor-performing API calls and discover related errors. Sentry's Breadcrumbs collecting allows you to monitor trails of events that lead to errors. Version changes allow you to monitor changes and the overall impact of any code pushed for the first time. Sentry also offers an enterprise-ready solution, offering extra features such as cross-functional visibility.

4. GlitchTip

GlitchTip is a simple, open-source error tracking solution offering free, hosted, and premium self-hosted editions. GlitchTip uses Sentry's open-source SDK to receive error data from an application. GlitchTip omits default dashboards and instead shows you the slowest web request, database call, or other transaction for you to address and troubleshoot.

On top of APM, GlitchTip also offers Uptime Monitoring via simple Pings and, in case of downtime sends an error via email or webhook.

5. Raygun

Raygun allows you to monitor JavaScript web applications' performance and errors and collects data for deeper diagnostic and performance analysis.

Raygun provides you with real-time application performance-related issues for both web and mobile applications. It also collects metrics about customer experience, monitors errors and crashes, and provides code-level insights on any outages. You can deploy Raygun alongside RUM and Crash reporting to obtain a full-observability, client-focused monitoring solution.

6. Datadog

Datadog's APM offers end-to-end distributed tracing allowing you to monitor your applications across browsers, platforms, and databases to individual commands and code. It correlates frontend and backend data, monitoring service dependencies and health metrics. Datadog uses this data for troubleshooting performance-related issues.

7. SigNoz

SigNoz is an MIT-licensed, open-source alternative to many APM tools. It's a full-stack observability tool allowing you to monitor metrics and traces, with Log management is on the way. SigNoz supports OpenTelemetry for instrumentation and offers out-of-the-box charts and visualizations. It runs on either Kafka+Druid or OLAP database ClickHouse for the backend. The Query service is built-in GO, and the frontend is Typescript-powered.

8. AppSignal

AppSigna provides an overview of application performance for both frontend and backend, covers host monitoring and error tracking, and allows you to collect metrics from your application. Use easy-to-customize dashboards to track load size, database queries, revenue, and more.

It has an anomaly analysis system with some precautionary warnings that trigger when things are not working exactly as they should. The biggest disadvantage is that it lacks fundamental logging and monitoring features.

9. Splunk

Splunk's APM offers an application performance monitoring and troubleshooting solution for cloud-native microservice-based apps. It promises full-fidelity, 100% tracing, and an AI root cause analysis, anomaly detection, and discovery and mapping.

Since Splunk belongs among the founding members and active contributors to OpenTelemetry, Splunk APM supports open, vendor-neutral instrumentation, allowing for even more flexibility.

10. Instana

Instana's an IBM solution for monitoring. Its APM allows you to optimize performance using automatically contextualized observability data. It automatically discovers, maps, and monitors dependencies across the infrastructure.

Instana leverages automation for fast incident resolution and performance monitoring. It also allows for software version impact assessment and monitoring.

11. AppOptics

AppOptics offers comprehensive performance monitoring for both on-premises or highly distributed, cloud-based applications. It allows you to combine dashboards to visualize metrics from application and infrastructure in one place and eventually offers consolidated monitoring for all servers, host, containers, and serverless environments. SolarWinds' AppOptics offers an Application Performance Monitoring for Java, .Net, Python, PHP, Scala, Node.js, Ruby, and Golang applications.

12. Clinic.js

Clinic.js uses multiple tools to diagnose and remediate performance-related issues in your Node.js application. The doctor diagnoses performance issues and offers guidance when using specialized tools to diagnose your specific problems. Issues such as low CPU usage, obstruction of garbage collection, frequent event delays, or a chaotic number of active actions can indicate many potential problems, and the doctor will guide you to other Clinic.js tools.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we took a closer look at Bugsnag, an Application performance monitoring tool by SmartBear. We analyzed its strengths but stumbled upon issues that ask for a list of alternatives. Then we brought an overview of the Best Bugsnag's alternatives, ranging from freemium to enterprise-focused tools and added a few open-source APM tools worth trying out.

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