This blog post is sponsored by Serverless360 to compare top 5 Logic App Monitoring tools. Serverless 360 is an advanced Cloud Management Platform focused on Microsoft Azure, it operates efficiently with enterprise-grade Azure monitoring, tracing, remediation & governance in one platform.
Azure Logic Apps have enriched the world of integration, making on-premises communication with cloud services more effortless than ever. They turn out to be an excellent option for building highly scalable solutions and automating the workflow of an application involving multiple services without a single line of code.
Reasons to Monitor your Logic Apps
There are a lot of reasons to monitor your Logic Apps, and here are the top two among those;
- To know the health status of your Logic Apps: Lack of efficient monitoring can lead to you being unaware when your Logic App is experiencing downtime. It might affect your overall business workflow, as your Logic App is not in the expected/active state to perform the sequence of actions whenever there is a trigger.
- To identify the failed runs: Without monitoring, you will have to check for run failures from time to time manually. If that’s the case, there are high chances that you would fail to rectify the issues causing the downtime instantly.
Azure Logic App monitoring can be handy in such situations. So, we have developed a deep analysis of the top 5 Logic App monitoring tools to let you figure out the best one for your business.
5 Logic App Monitoring tools you should know about
Serverless360 is a cloud management platform that monitors, manages, and tracks Azure applications. It supports a wide range of Azure services, and when it comes to Logic Apps, Serverless360 provides extensive features for monitoring multiple Logic Apps in development, testing, or production environments.
So, if you want to monitor Logic Apps and be notified of significant issues, automate the reprocessing of failed Logic App runs, look no further than Serverless360.
Proactive monitoring: Logic Apps will be monitored on multiple metrics and properties in a single alert at no additional charge and set threshold limits.
Handling the failed Logic App runs: All failed runs will be listed in action required tab, eliminating the need to go through several runs to realize which ones need your attention.
Resubmit Failed Runs: Pinpoint the root cause of any failed Logic App runs, and if the message triggering the run is the cause of the error, you can quickly resubmit it. Additionally, the platform enables correlation between the actual and the resubmitted Logic App runs.
Automate business-critical tasks: There will be no more manual reliance on resubmitting the failed runs or correcting the status of your Logic Apps. Serverless360 can automate all of this.
Consolidated error reports: In most cases, your business solution will involve more than one Logic App, and receiving error reports on individual Logic Apps can be a big hassle. This is where Serverless360 comes in, allowing you to monitor any number of Logic Apps and receive a single report consolidated report.
Advanced search: By entering only the date range, you can access any run of the Logic App and their statuses in no time.
End-to-end message tracking: Track the performance and gain complete visibility into the message’s requests flowing through different Logic Apps.
The platform is confined to Microsoft Azure; no option to monitor services from other cloud vendors might seem to be a drawback for specific users.
It is a built-in tool that can be useful while monitoring the performance and availability of your Azure services. It gathers data from various services as logs and metrics to rapidly analyze and troubleshoot failures. For Logic Apps, it offers the basic monitoring features mentioned below.
- Monitor the status of your Logic Apps runs and triggers
- Set up alert rules and get to know about the deviations in your Logic App workflow
- It offers dashboards to visualize the monitored data
- View your Logic App’s run and trigger history.
- Using Log Analytics lets you collect data about your Logic App runs
- Each alert rule in Azure Monitor is associated with a specific number of metrics.
- If you need to monitor the Logic Apps on multiple metrics, you must add more alerts, eventually adding to the total cost.
- Monitoring multiple Logic Apps hosted in different environments would be challenging
- There is no way to get end-to-end visibility into how data traverses through various Logic Apps
Datadog is primarily used by businesses to gain full observability, track the migration process and gain end-to-end visibility on Azure or hybrid solutions. It extends its capabilities to various cloud vendors, including Azure, where the platform integrates with more than 40 services; one is the Azure Logic App.
- Datadog offers metrics monitoring for Logic Apps.
- Create Customizable dashboards to discover the troublesome areas that cause the downtime of your Logic Apps.
- Enables alerting via any of your preferred notification channels
- Metrics can be grouped, which allows you to monitor the aggregated number of completed/succeeded/failed runs
- It doesn’t support monitoring the health status or auto-correcting the state if the Logic App is not performing as expected.
- It would not be easy to figure out the failed runs that need to be corrected immediately to restore the functioning of your Logic Apps.
- Lack of automation to repair and resubmit the failed Logic App runs
Integrating Dynatrace with Azure helps you gain real-time observability on your entire Azure infrastructure built on top of many Azure services. This integration automates the discovery of any significant problems with no manual intervention. Here are the features of Dynatrace that are particular to Logic Apps.
- Obtain visibility into the status and performance of your Logic App runs
- Automatically collects the metrics of Logic Apps once the integration with Azure Monitors is set.
- Dynatrace’s dashboard page displays the collected data as custom carts (Preset dashboards)
- Monitor your Logic Apps based on Azure tags, which can be imported into Dynatrace if needed.
- Customizing Dynatrace’s pre-built dashboards is tricky as you can only modify them after cloning.
- It is impossible to schedule or automate the resubmission of only the required failed logic app runs.
- Fetching the failed run details on a specific date range for practical debugging is not supported.
New Relic is a cloud-based observability platform that assists in monitoring and debugging your entire application. It allows you to detect and prevent problems supported by applied intelligence. The tool offers a handful of features for monitoring Logic Apps as well.
- Activate integration with Azure and poll the required data about Logic Apps
- Monitors the Logic App on different metrics and generates reports
- Visualize the monitoring data using New Relic’s integration dashboards
- Set up alert conditions to be notified of any issues in your Logic Apps
- New Relic does not provide much beyond metrics monitoring for Logic Apps
- It falls short in handling a massive number of failed Logic App runs
- There are no features to reprocess those failed runs in bulk
While building your monitoring setup can be difficult, it is worth investing in other enterprise-grade monitoring tools. So, this blog has contrasted the benefits and drawbacks of the top 5 Logic App monitoring tools.
Among those, Serverless360 stands out by providing modern features to understand what is going on within your Logic Apps, be aware of the failed runs, automate the remediation process, and more.
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