Dashbird

Tallinn, Estonia
2017
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Taavi Rehemägi
AWS DynamoDB changed the database game in Serverless and continues to do so, as its design repeatedly proves its huge value. This guide takes you through everything there is to know about DynamoDB so you can rest assured you’re using the service in its best way and reaping all of the benefits.
Sep 23, 2020   |  By John Demian
Now that you’ve chosen to go the serverless route, which vendor option should you go for? That’s one of the major questions that anybody asks themselves when they make the switch. Should you choose Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is a mature service that will serve you well, or should you go with e Google’s younger Firebase? Before the comparison of AWS vs Firebase, we should understand what serverless really means. This one server can be responsible for several different functions.
Sep 22, 2020   |  By Taavi Rehemägi
In Part 1 of our Complete AWS Lambda Handbook for Beginners, we gave a refresher on the fundamentals of AWS Lambda and what is AWS Lambda. In this post, we’ll look at AWS Lambda pricing, some interesting Lambda facts and examples of great AWS Lambda use cases in your serverless application.
Sep 14, 2020   |  By Taavi Rehemägi
Welcome to the Serverless world. One of the first things you’ll hear about is AWS Lambda - and you’ll continue to keep hearing about it! While architecture can be serverless without Lambdas involved, it’s very often the key component within a serverless application. In the first post of this 3-part AWS Lambda Handbook series, we run through what is AWS Lambda, dialling back to basics with the various terminology, how to create a Lambda function and how to run it.
Sep 7, 2020   |  By Taavi Rehemägi
In this article I’ll be sharing my own lessons learned with Dashbird in building reliable Well-Architected serverless applications and the highest impact areas to focus on no matter where you are in the Serverless journey.
Sep 2, 2020   |  By Mariliis Retter
Serverless applications, more often than not, have logic distributed over multiple functions and services, which with growth and agents and wrappers attached, can get more complex and costly. This is where Serverless monitoring comes in to help. But what is Serverless monitoring? Serverless monitoring allows developers to gain important insight on what happens during each execution and event, errors become more easily visible and measuring resource consumption for each invocation is possible.
Aug 25, 2020   |  By John Demian
If you’ve heard of the term “serverless architecture” but you have no idea what it means, don’t feel bad. This buzzword (buzz-phrase?) has been on the rise for the past few years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop. More and more cloud companies are trying to promote serverless architectures for businesses. There are plenty of benefits to using a serverless architecture for your business.
Aug 20, 2020   |  By Mariliis Retter
Want to know what actually goes on under the platform and behind the screens at Dashbird? We recently sat down for a Q&A with our CTO, Marek Tihkan, on leading and managing an engineering team. Today, we speak to Alex, one of the engineers on the Development team and the brain and elbow grease behind our newly launched Dashbird Atlas real-time 3D map of your entire serverless environment.
Aug 18, 2020   |  By Nemanja Novkovic
We talk a lot about more advanced level of Lambda triggers in our popular “Complete Guide to Lambda Triggers” series, Part 1 and Part 2 out now. So, this time, we’re bringing it back to the basics because skipping some steps when learning something new might get you confused, it tends to get annoying, or it can even make you frustrated. Why?
Aug 14, 2020   |  By Mariliis Retter
We’ve noticed interesting threads floating around the internet asking how would you explain serverless to a toddler. As it happens, we just turned three years old and to mark the occasion, we decided to take up the challenge and wrote a bedtime story, for serverless enthusiasts of all ages, about how serverless came to be, from the very beginning. It is a magical tale of the ingenious, life-changing journey that got us to a new universe called Serverless.
May 21, 2020   |  By Dashbird
This webinar was originally held on 21 May 2020.
Apr 17, 2020   |  By Dashbird

In this webinar on 16 April 2020 we covered the following topics:

  • The main challenges of scaling modern cloud applications
  • Implementing well-architected best practices
  • Battle-tested architectural patterns
  • How to improve resilience and scalability

Apr 16, 2020   |  By Dashbird
Dashbird 2.0 is a monitoring and intelligence platform for operating serverless applications on AWS. Dashbird is a platform designed to give organizations the confidence to build and operate complex serverless applications in modern cloud environments. Alert Automation, Observability, and Well-Architected Insights.
Apr 6, 2020   |  By Dashbird
Structuring cloud components correctly is the cornerstone of a serverless architecture. In this video, we taking you through Serverless Architectural Patterns within Availability, Authorization, and Orchestration categories.
Mar 30, 2020   |  By Dashbird
Learn the three basic concepts to build scalable and maintainable applications on serverless backends.
Mar 30, 2020   |  By Dashbird
Should you start your application with a monolith or microservices architecture? Learn about how to answer to this question on our new video in the Well-Architected series.
Mar 23, 2020   |  By Dashbird
Learn the three basic concepts to build scalable and maintainable applications on serverless backends.
Nov 6, 2019   |  By Dashbird
Learn proven and scalable architectural patterns to secure internal APIs on AWS Lambda
Oct 8, 2019   |  By Dashbird
Learn the best way to debug serverless apps locally with SAM and Visual Studio Code. Watch as we go through real-world examples of debugging an app using the techniques presented.
Sep 6, 2019   |  By Dashbird
It's important to know when your application is not at its peak performance and while serverless lacks that insight, Dashbird provides tools to help you figure out which functions are not performing as well as they should.
Aug 23, 2019   |  By Dashbird
After years of working with hundreds of clients, we've decided to put together this Serverless Best Practices handbook to help you better navigate this brand new world of computing. In exchange for your email, we'll send you the book for free.

Monitor serverless applications. Failure detection, analytics and visibility for AWS Lambda based applications. 5 minutes setup with no overhead or code changes.

Dashbird integrates closely with AWS to bring visibility into serverless applications. By mapping applications resources, importing CloudWatch logs and integrating with AWS X-ray it's able to provide all pillars of observability with no performance overhead or code changes.

Build quicker & operate with confidence:

  • Visibility into each application layer: Dashbird provides all relevant account-, service- and function-level metrics. This, enables you to analyse and optimise performance, cost and resource usage across the board.
  • Failure detection and alerting: Dashbird recognises all Lambda specific failures like timeouts, configuration errors and memory outages. It also has an eye for all possible exceptions and runtime errors. It integrates with Slack or e-mail so you won't have to change your workflow.
  • Debugging and troubleshooting: Dashbird structures logs to make them easily navigable. It also provides full text search and live-tailing logs from CloudWatch and fetches execution profiles from X-ray.
  • Execution profile: Connect invocations with execution profiles from AWS X-Ray and see how long it took to execute any API call or other action in your Lambda function.

Start using Dashbird for free!