Honeybadger

Airbrake

Why is Honeybadger better than Airbrake? Here's why you should hands down choose Honeybadger.

Airbrake only focuses on exceptions. Honeybadger is different—we go beyond exceptions to give you full confidence in the health of your production systems. Honeybadger is the one integrated exception, uptime, and cron/service monitoring that will save your bacon when:

Honeybadger is the only error monitoring platform made to alert you about all of these issues, and for roughly the same price as Airbrake:

  Honeybadger Airbrake
Midrange Price $129/month $129/month
Uptime Monitoring
Check-In Monitoring
Exception Monitoring
# Errors 600k/month 300k/month

Hypothetical cost breakdown:

If you buy Airbrake, you'll pay $129/month — the same price — for 300k fewer errors than Honeybadger. You'll also have to buy Pingdom to get uptime monitoring; that's easily an extra $80/month. To monitor your cron jobs and microservices, prepare to spend another $70/month on Cronitor. It adds up fast:

  Exceptions Uptime Check-Ins Grand Total
Airbrake $129/mo $80/mo $70/mo $279/mo
Honeybadger $129/mo ✓ Included ✓ Included $129/mo
Total Savings with Honeybadger: $150/mo
($1,800/year!)

Honeybadger cares about limits. 📈

When you're having a bad day, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your monitoring service is going to cut you off, miss important errors, or charge you a fortune in overages. That's why Honeybadger doesn't rate-limit by default, and we try as hard as possible to keep you from hitting hard error limits.

You can send Honeybadger bursts of traffic without missing important errors, and if you exceed your plan's allowed errors for the month, we'll continue to process errors at a reduced rate for up to 125% of your limit, to give you a little more time to respond:

"One weekend we sent them 100,000 errors and just got a polite email from them. Class act."
— Mike Perham, Ruby Hero and creator of Sidekiq

You can't fix errors you can't find. 🔎

Another reason people love Honeybadger is for our awesome search. You can't fix your errors if you can't find them, and that's why we've painstakingly built the most powerful error search engine on the market.

You can search in literally any nested data structure that you send to Honeybadger. That includes arbitrary HTTP parameters, session hashes, cookies, and custom key/value context data (like Sentry's "tags", but can be deeply nested).

To build your searches, you can use Honeybadger's tokenized search query syntax, or our equally powerful search UI:

If all that's not enough, there are many other benefits which you get with Honeybadger:

We built Honeybadger for pragmatic teams who need to move fast and focus on their customers. If that's you, then chances are we're the tool you've been waiting for.

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