Fast & Curious: Find and Fix Slow Queries & API Requests

Wes Oudshoorn

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Fast & Curious: Find and Fix Slow Queries & API Requests

AppSignal was built because we were tired of slow and clumsy monitoring setups. Instead, we built monitoring that's easy yet powerful - an intuitive interface enables you to figure out what's happening in no time.

Today, our team made finding slow events effortless. We've fully overhauled our slow events feature, helping developers to quickly find and fix slow queries and API requests.

Simpler, Faster, More Powerful

The job of AppSignal is to collect raw data and turn it into actionable information. Our old feature had a lot of data - but finding out what to fix was too hard. Not anymore. We've done more of the work for you. We've split up the slow events into the navigation items slow queries and slow API requests. You'll find these features under the new "improve" section.

The interface is designed to be straightforward and powerful: On the left side of the screen is a list of slow events. Sort it by impact, average, or count. Click on each of the events and debugging information will load on the right. The detailed view highlights a few key metrics, the actual query, a chart of the event's throughput and performance, and a list of actions that contain the selected event.

This feature is available for everyone to use, starting today! We're planning on phasing out the slow events feature once everyone is used to the new interface. Let us know if you're missing something!

Curating Your Data

We automatically detect database queries and API requests for our supported languages. There's zero configuration needed for this feature to work! Here's a list of the event groups we're categorizing for you. Let us know if we missed one.

For slow queries

  • active_record
  • ecto
  • elasticsearch
  • mongodb
  • postgres
  • redis
  • sql

For slow API requests

  • grpc
  • http
  • net_http
  • request
  • service

Making Monitoring Easier, Step by Step

AppSignal is easy to use and filled with deep insights. From the easy installation to fixing bugs and bottlenecks with detailed debugging data. From your side-projects to your development team with billion-request-apps.

Let us know what you'd like us to make simple and powerful next. We're listening!

Wes Oudshoorn

Wes Oudshoorn

Once a rogue designer, now co-founder and manager of colors at AppSignal. If our app looks great, it's to his credit. If something is wrong, he points at developers. Loves skiing.

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