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Compare Panelbear vs CloudWatch RUM

Amazon CloudWatch Real-User Monitoring (RUM) is an offering from AWS to measure the end user performance for your web application. Panelbear is easy to use, blazingly fast and packed with useful features.


What makes Panelbear a great CloudWatch RUM alternative

Here are some of the reasons why 2,500+ websites use Panelbear:

Simple and easy to use

Deliver a great experience on your website. Panelbear gives you real time traffic insights in a simple and easy to use dashboard. That way you can monitor your website's most important metrics to understand what works and what doesn't.

Metrics for modern websites

Panelbear goes beyond simply counting visitors. With built-in performance monitoring and alerting, you'll understand how your end users are truly experiencing your site.

PanelbearCloudWatch RUM
CostFree up to 1,000 monthly pageviews, then $29 / monthNo free tier available. $1 per 100k "data items"
Data freshnessReal time - up to 1 minuteNear real time - unspecified processing time
Data retention24 months30 days
Easy of useSimpleAdvanced
Traffic analyticsNo
Metric filtering & comparisonAll: countries, browsers, devices, referrers, UTMs, and moreLimited: just browsers and devices
Cookie freeCan be optionally disabled
Page load time
DNS monitoring
Network timings
Frontend timings
Backend timings
Real time alerts
Core Web VitalsComing soon!
IntegrationsEmail, Slack, DiscordEmail and rest of AWS products
Load time impact on your siteNone, loads in the backgroundNone, loads in the background
Script sizeLightweight (<5 kB)30.51 kB
Shareable dashboardsNo
Developer APINo
SupportEmail, ChatEmail or as part of your AWS plan

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