Compared to Sentry

Sentry is a popular error tracking and performance monitoring platform. Since 2023, Sentry also offers cron job monitoring. Here's the summary of the main differences in cron job monitoring functionality between and Sentry.

Business Stats Sentry
Business registered in πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Latvia (EU) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA
Servers hosted in πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany (EU) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA
Team size 1 200+
Founded in 2015 2012
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Number of checks (crons) in the free plan 20 1
Number of checks (crons) when paying $20/mo 100 26
Discounts for open-source and nonprofits
Self-hosting possible (open-source) (FSL)
Monitoring Features Sentry
Supports cron schedules
Supports systemd OnCalendar schedules –
Supports "started" events
Supports "failed" events
Can report simple metrics (exit code) –
Captures and stores request body data (up to 100KB) –
Log of received events 100 entries (free)
1000 entries (paid)
30 day retention (free)
90 day retention (paid)
Ping via email –
Email filtering using keywords –
Mute alerts (per check) (per check)
Reports weekly, monthly weekly
Repeated reminders when jobs down (email only)
Prometheus metrics endpoint –
Has first-party CLI tool –
Has first-party client SDKs –
Automatically imports crontab – –
User Management Sentry
Team access
2FA using TOTP
2FA using WebAuthn
SAML SSO – (Business plan or higher)
User roles
  • owner
  • manager
  • user
  • read-only
  • owner
  • manager
  • member
  • billing
Notification Methods Sentry
Discord (paid plans only)
LINE Notify –
Matrix –
Mattermost –
Microsoft Teams (paid plans only)
OpsGenie (Business plan or higher)
PagerDuty (paid plans only)
Phone calls (paid plans only) –
Pushbullet –
Signal –
Slack (paid plans only)
SMS (paid plans only) (requires Twilio creds) (paid plans only)
Telegram –
Splunk On-Call
WhatsApp (paid plans only) –
Zulip –

Last updated: March 22, 2024.

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