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

Sentry 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 Sentry:

  Honeybadger Sentry
Midrange Price $129/month $179/month
Uptime Monitoring
Check-In Monitoring
Exception Monitoring
# Errors 450k/month 1m/month
Data Retention 90 days 90 days

Hypothetical cost breakdown:

If you buy Sentry, you'll pay $179/month. 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/mo on Cronitor. It adds up fast:

  Exceptions Uptime Check-Ins Grand Total
Sentry $179/mo $80/mo $70/mo $329/mo
Honeybadger $129/mo ✓ Included ✓ Included $129/mo
Total Savings with Honeybadger: $200/mo

A tale of two UIs πŸ”₯

One of the things our customers tell us they love about Honeybadger is our blazingly fast and performant UI. It’s optimized to load instantly, help you get the information you need, and then get back to work (or Slack).

You may think this is a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised.

Single-page-apps are all the rage these days, and while they're great for some types of apps, they're bad for apps like Honeybadger and Sentry because they shift the performance burden to exactly the point where we need performance the most: on the first page load.

To work around this issue and deliver a faster UI, we did the unthinkable: we didn't build a single-page-app (gasp!). Honeybadger is a regular old lean-and-lightning-fast web app:

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  • user.js 9 chargeSubscription(...)
       function chargeSubscription(amount) {
GET /users/signup
jane@example.com (5 times)
Mobile Safari 11.0 Show User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 11_2_6 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/604.5.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.0 Mobile/15D100 Safari/604.1

You can't fix errors you can't find. πŸ”Ž

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:

Honeybadger cares about limits. πŸ“ˆ

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."
β€” Mike Perham, Ruby Hero and creator of Sidekiq

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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