Now that we have very useful metrics being tracked by prom_ex, I suspect it’s time we start thinking about removing AppSignal. The one major gap we have is error reporting, but I feel like we can handle that with either cloud hosted or self hosted Sentry. From what i can tell the cost of Sentry to handle exceptions would be about $29/mo.
Currently AppSignal is costing us $199/mo, and not providing any additional value.
To remove AppSignal we need to:
- Find & switch to a new error reporting solution
- Remove the AppSignal-specific code from the repo
- Discontinue their billing contract.