Dashbird

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2017
May 12, 2022   |  By Kay Plößer
The simple query service (SQS) was one of the first services AWS offered. It’s a managed queuing service that lets you take pressure from your downstream services. You put your items on the queue, and other services can pull them whenever they have the capacity to work on them. It’s a managed service, so you don’t have to install or maintain the software yourself; you just configure a queue and start pushing to and pulling from it. So SQS is very simple to get started with.
Apr 7, 2022   |  By Kay Plößer
Step Functions, the serverless finite state machine service from AWS. With DynamoDB, Lambda, and API Gateway, it forms the core of serverless AWS services. If you have tasks with multiple steps and you want to ensure they will get executed in the proper order, Step Functions is your service of choice. It offers direct integrations with many AWS services, so you don’t need to use Lambda Functions as glue. This can improve the performance of your state machine and lower its costs.
Mar 31, 2022   |  By Kay Plößer
DynamoDB, the primary NoSQL database service offered by AWS, is a versatile tool. It’s fast, scales without much effort, and best of all, it’s billed on-demand! These things make DynamoDB the first choice when a datastore is needed for a new project. But as with all technology, it’s not all roses. You can feel a little lost if you’re coming from years of working with relational databases. You’re SQL and normalization know-how doesn’t bring you much gain.
Mar 7, 2022   |  By Kay Plößer
Since our latest update, Dashbird also gives you insights into HTTP API Gateway. Let’s look at the differences between REST vs. HTTP; HTTP API Gateway pricing, integrations and monitoring.
Feb 22, 2022   |  By Kay Plößer
The Simple Notification Service, or SNS for short, is one of the central services to build serverless architectures in the AWS cloud. SNS itself is a serverless messaging service that can distribute massive numbers of messages to different recipients. These include mobile end-user devices, like smartphones and tablets, but also other services inside the AWS ecosystem. SNS’ ability to target AWS services makes it the perfect companion for AWS Lambda.
Feb 8, 2022   |  By Kay Plößer
In this article, we’ll deep dive into all the basics to help you decide if AWS RDS is the right decision for your architecture and help you hit the ground running if you do end up AWS RDS. For many decades now, relational databases (RDS) have been the place to store your data. They are pretty flexible often use some kind of SQL dialect, which is one of the main languages taught in computer science classes, and widely understood by the average developer.
Jan 31, 2022   |  By Kay Plößer
Load balancing is a significant part of every internet-facing software, and with Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), AWS offers a set of load balancers for every use case. Since our latest update, Dashbird also gives you insights into these ELB services; let’s look at them and see how they can be used in a serverless environment.
Jan 24, 2022   |  By Mariliis Retter
TL;DR: Dashbird launches observability for five new AWS services (ELB, SNS, RDS, OpenSearch, and HTTP API Gateway) to allow for a faster, more secure, and smoother serverless observability experience. Dashbird, the leading monitoring platform for serverless AWS applications, announces five new AWS integrations.
Jan 11, 2022   |  By Taavi Rehemägi
In this article, we will cover the basics of a Lambda function and its functionality in our every day digital lives. AWS Lambda, as we already know, is a compute service that allows you to run code without managing servers. AWS Lambda runs the code when it is needed, and it is automatically scaled. The code you execute on AWS Lambda is called Lambda function, and it can be considered, for better understanding, as a formula in a spreadsheet.
Dec 20, 2021   |  By Tobias Schmidt
Did you get all the serverless updates from AWS pre- & re:Invent 2021?️ If you’re a serverless enthusiast we’ve collected the most important serverless updates from re:Invent 2021 you need to know about.
Nov 26, 2021   |  By Dashbird
Dashbird is an observability, debugging, and intelligence platform designed specifically to help serverless developers build, operate, improve, and scale their modern cloud applications on AWS environment fast, securely, and with ease. It’s free to use for up to 1M invocations and doesn’t require any code changes. Dashbird fills the gaps left by CloudWatch and other traditional monitoring tools by offering enhanced out-of-the-box monitoring, operations, and actionable insights tools for architectural improvements, all in one place.
Nov 25, 2021   |  By Dashbird

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Nov 24, 2021   |  By Dashbird

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Nov 24, 2021   |  By Dashbird

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Nov 16, 2021   |  By Dashbird
In this video, we'll show you how to get started with the serverless framework in minutes. To make sure your app will be running smoothly at all times, we'll also take you through how to set up observability for debugging, alerting, and troubleshooting so that you don't miss any critical errors and warning signs.
Oct 20, 2021   |  By Dashbird
How Dashbird.io accidentally racked up a cloud bill from hell and common mistakes to avoid and smart tricks to use in order to keep your cloud cost at bay.
Oct 20, 2021   |  By Dashbird
Sharing some of our own horror stories and tips on reducing unexpected failures of serverless applications.
Oct 20, 2021   |  By Dashbird
Tobi started building on AWS in 2018 for a big migration project for a very well-known German car manufacturer. Here's what he's learned from his mistakes from first starting out, which of his assumptions about building on serverless held true, and what came as a complete surprise? Learn more about building on serverless on our blog.
Oct 20, 2021   |  By Dashbird
More about AWS cost saving.
May 26, 2021   |  By Dashbird
In this hour-long webinar, we'll be discussing the best practices for serverless architectures in 2021.
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.

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