Now with Redis Instrumentation

Among our customers, Redis is the single most popular database . It's a terrific compliment to any of the relational database systems out there, so it finds a way into a lot of apps. We've added Redis instrumentation to our scout_apm gem - to upgrade: bundle update scout_apm PS - ... Read more

Overhead Benchmarks: New Relic vs. Scout

High monitoring overhead is a silent killer : your app's requests take longer, throughput capacity shrinks, end users requests start stacking up in a request queue, you react by provisioning more servers, and finally, more servers == more $$$. So how does Scout's overhead compare with the competition? To find ... Read more

State of the 2016 Rails Stack

What's a Rails stacks look like in the wild these days? Most popular Rails version? Most popular Ruby? Is Delayed Job still hanging on? If you're curious about the above, you've come to the right place. We collect gems used on the apps we monitor at Scout to assist with ... Read more

NEW! Request queuing and middleware instrumentation

Metrics for Christmas everyone! Get your metrics! We've added more metrics to Scout App Monitoring . These metrics will give you even greater visibility into the full request cycle of your Rails app: Request Queuing - judging if you have enough capacity to serve all your traffic is one of ... Read more

Pillars of the Rails Monitoring Stack: 2018 Edition

Here's a behind-the-scenes rundown of how we ensure our apps are in peak condition in 2016* 2018. *Ed. Note- this is largely unchanged from 2016, so I've updated this post with our 2018 stack. Focus Service Approx. Price Uptime Pingdom $15/mo App Monitoring Scout $150/mo Log Monitoring ELK Stack $150/mo ... Read more

App Monitoring for the Modern Dev Team

How we're building apps as developers is changing. Fast . The breadth of our responsibility is decreasing (yeah), yet the complexity of our code is increasing (meh). We've just launched our app monitoring service for the modern development era. We think it will dramatically change how you make your web ... Read more

Git-integrated app monitoring

Tracking down slow code is about to get a lot faster. We're excited to debut our Github Integration for Scout Application Monitoring: With the Github Integration enabled, instead of seeing backtraces for slow method calls (>= 500 ms), you'll see the relevant code in our UI. This goes beyond the ... Read more

From a spike in response time to a Git blame: our improved path to slow code

Before Scout, we used several app monitoring services. One of my biggest frustrations: I never found a way to select a spike in response time from an overview chart and view what's slow during that period. Those spikes are begging to be clicked. We wanted to make that happen. Introducing ... Read more

Scout is going to AWS re:Invent!

Find us in Booth #1130 at AWS re:Invent. Be sure to stop in - meet the team, and rub Dave's head for good luck! Schedule a Meeting with a Scout Founder Derek (CEO) and Andre (CTO) would love to meet with you in Vegas. Contact me and I'll schedule a ... Read more

StackProf: The Holy Grail of Rails Profiling

Our Stackprof-inspired profiler, ScoutProf, is now in BETA. See our docs to get started. The holy grail of performance profiling is finding a tool that's safe to run in production. A tool that identifies slow code as it works "in the wild". Profiling code locally is never as good as ... Read more

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