Airbrake vs. Rollbar

Why do developers prefer Airbrake over Rollbar?

As a developer, you need error monitoring that's affordable, reliable, and lightweight. Unlike Rollbar, Airbrake provides all of this and so much more.

Here are a few differences between Airbrake and Rollbar:

  • Airbrake's free plan includes 7,500 errors compared to Rollbar's 5,000
  • While Rollbar's Essential Plan seems like a great deal at $1, you'll only receive 6,000 errors (you already get more than that for free with Airbrake!)
  • Rollbar requires you to upgrade to their Advanced plan for features such as enhanced dashboards, and other essential features. Every Airbrake Paid Plan comes with every feature
  • Airbrake Plans are priced according to errors, not features
  • Airbrake Paid Plans start as low as $19/mo, which gives you 25,000 errors


Airbrake is all about giving you affordable options to monitor your entire app stack. See for yourself and sign up for a free 30-day trial! With an Airbrake trial, you'll have unlimited errors, unlimited performance monitoring, and unlimited users!

Create a FREE Airbrake Dev Account and, for the first 30-days, you'll have access to unlimited Errors and Performance Events*

Your password must be 8+ characters and include one number.

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*After the first 30 days, you can either upgrade to a paid tier or continue to use your free plan, which comes with 7,500 errors and 50,000 apm events a month.

Why is Airbrake a Better Alternative to Rollbar?

Find and Debug Errors Quickly

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Airbrake is all about finding and fixing errors quickly. With our software, you'll have access to stack traces, search and filter functions, breadcrumbs, and that's just naming a few features we include.

Track Your Deploys

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Airbrake tracks deploys, meaning you can quickly find which deploys caused an error. Not only that, but Airbrake will tell you which files have an increased risk for errors by looking at your deployment history.

Integrate With Applications

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Airbrake integrates with several necessary applications to keep you up to date with what's going on within your application. Some popular integrations include Slack, Trello, and Github.

Easy Install

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Airbrake is incredibly easy to install. Copy and paste the notifier you need and start receiving errors right away. Yup, it's that simple! We support several languages, including Ruby, JS, Go, Rails, Node, Python, PHP, Java, and more!

Application Performance Monitoring

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Every single Airbrake Plan; free or paid, includes an APM designed for developers. The APM dashboard provides at-a-glance information about the health of your app through tools such as Apdex Score, Error rates, Request Rates, etc.

Unbelievable Security

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No matter which Airbrake Plan you're on, you're protected. Airbrake is SOC II Type 2 certified and complies with the US-US Privacy Shield Framework and GDPR.

“Airbrake has such an intuitive experience for debugging that it enabled a significantly faster triage process. For a recent issue, I started reading through the git diff (~1000 lines) and spotted the bug within a minute or two. The fix was deployed moments later. All in all it took just 30 minutes from error detection to deployed fix.”

- EatSafeCode

“It wasn’t until we switched to Airbrake that we finally were able to get our exception emails under control. The ability to see your errors in one place, mark them as resolved, and organize them by deploy makes all the difference."

- Groupon