Developer Observability Platform

Dynamically instrument logs, traces, and metrics to get real-time insights into the behavior of your live applications at runtime straight from your IDE. No code changes, redeployments, or restarts are needed.

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Developers & Engineering Leaders Choose Lightrun To


Slash MTTR by 60%
Slash MTTR 

by 60%
Cut logging costs
Cut Logging Costs by 40%
Boost developer productivity
5X Boost Dev Productivity
Reduce time to market
Reduce Time 

to Market
Improve your DORA metrics
Improve your DORA metrics
Lightrun is trusted and loved by developers globally
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Microsoft
Taboola
dealhub
start.io
Chubb Rain & Hail
InsideTracker
Drata
Developer Observability
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Benefits

Missing visibility at runtime?

code, stage, commit, push, open PR, build, test,
wait for approval,deploy, invoke, open dashboard, filter,

Dynamically Instrument, Observe.

How Lightrun Works

Securely inject logs, metrics and traces in real time while the process is running. Debug monoliths, microservices, K8s, CI, serverless, and more from your IDE.

  • Lightrun requires no source
    code access

  • No code, only metadata,
    passes through the server

  • Lightrun is runtime-based, and runs
    where you run at any scale

Choose your IDE

No code, only metadata, passes through the server.

  • VS Code
    VSCode
  • JetBrains
    JetBrains

Choose where you need more visibility: your code, legacy code, 3rd party code – you name it, we instrument it.

Lightrun in VSCode

Instrument everything in real-time, without stopping the live application: one click in the IDE, and your live app is instrumented in a read-only, secure fashion.

Lightrun plugin in VS Code
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Observe the information immediately: see it right in the IDE or in one of our 30+ observability integrations.

Lightrun plugin in VS Code
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  • Lightrun in VSCode
  • Lightrun plugin in VS Code
    Lightrun management server
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      • Google Cloud
      • AWS
      • Azure
    • I counted 45 primes so far
      • Kubernetes
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      • Docker
  • Lightrun plugin in VS Code
    • Elastic
    • Datadog
    • Grafana
    • Slack
    • StatsD
    • Dynatrace
    • Prometheus
    • Sentry
    • New Relic
    • fluentd

Choose where you need more visibility: your code, legacy code, 3rd party code – you name it, we instrument it.

Lightrun plugin in IntelliJ IDEA

Instrument everything in real-time, without stopping the live application: one click in the IDE, and your live app is instrumented in a read-only, secure fashion.

Adding a Lightrun log in IntelliJ IDEA
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Observe the information immediately: see it right in the IDE or in one of our 30+ observability integrations.

Observability in IntelliJ IDEA with Lightrun
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  • Lightrun plugin in IntelliJ IDEA
  • Adding a Lightrun log in IntelliJ IDEA
    Lightrun management server
    • I counted 181 primes so far
      • Google Cloud
      • AWS
      • Azure
    • I counted 45 primes so far
      • Kubernetes
    • I counted 15 primes so far
      • Docker
  • Observability in IntelliJ IDEA with Lightrun
    • Elastic
    • Datadog
    • Grafana
    • Slack
    • StatsD
    • Dynatrace
    • Prometheus
    • Sentry
    • New Relic
    • fluentd

Use Cases

Use cases

Live debugging in production

Capture context in real-time, without stopping execution, with visibility down to the single line.

Use cases

Troubleshoot cloud-native applications

Get visibility across replicas, regions, or entire clouds.

Use cases

Troubleshoot broken CI

Re-running jobs to fix them can be a thing of the past.

Use cases

Understand codeflow and code behavior in production

Enlighten the code path your users take through the app.

Use cases

Validate progressive delivery / feature flags

Traverse complex, conditional paths to understand what really happened.

Use cases

Troubleshoot serverless applications

Break apart issues in function-based workloads, one lambda at a time.

Reduce logging cost

Reduce logging costs

Get deep context within your data to figure out logic and quality issues.

Use cases

Performance analysis and investigation

Break apart performance bottlenecks on the application level.

Economic impact on enterprise logging and observability costs

Lightrun’s platform delivers 763% ROI and $5.62M NPV over a three-year period. Read Lightrun’s economic impact study below!

Get our deep research into the economic impact of using a developer observability platform in major engineering organisations, in which you will learn how Lightrun has:

  • Saved $3.87M via developer productivity improvements
  • Increased revenue by $1.64M due to lower MTTR
  • Delivered 763.9% 3-year ROI after < 7 months

Read the Full Report

Economic impact on enterprise logging and observability costs

Lightrun Accelerates Development For...

Developers and team leads

Developers & Team Leads

  • Increase developer productivity by up to 20%
  • Reduce time to market
  • Easy troubleshooting of issues at runtime
  • Native developer experience, right from your IDE
Engineering executives

Engineering Executives

  • Optimize cloud logging costs by up to 31%
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Faster release velocity
  • Reduce MTTR by up to 35%
  • Reduce developer onboarding time
Developers and team leads

DevOps Engineers & SREs

  • Improve visibility into application logic
  • Reduce MTTR by up to 35%
  • Easier collaboration with engineering teams
  • Faster code-level RCA
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Security & Privacy

Lightrun assures companies the security and privacy of their code by being ISO-27001, SOC 2, GDPR and HIPAA-compliant. In addition, Lightrun provides enterprise-grade controls out of the box: encryption, authentication, RBAC, SSO, audit trail and privacy blocklisting.

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Stability

Our built-in sandbox prevents state modifications. No exceptions.

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Negligible footprint

Minimal overhead and usage quotas ensure ongoing stability.

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300+ Supported Seamless Integrations

Lightrun supports your favorite languages and seamlessly integrates into your existing IDEs, tools, pipelines, workflows and cloud platforms.

The World’s Most Cutting Edge Companies Use Lightrun

Taboola

“Lightrun was a real life changer for us”

Learn how Taboola slashed MTTR and saved over 260 debugging hours a month with Lightrun.

Lee Ditiankin
IBM

“Lightrun’s platform resulted in a 70% reduction in MTTR (Mean Time To Resolve) for my teams, as well as increased productivity due to easier access to highly granular runtime data. In addition, the experience of production troubleshooting has changed dramatically – my engineers do not fear it anymore; it’s just another workday – and troubleshooting sessions that used to span days now take mere minutes.”

Lee Ditiangkin Product Manager at IBM

“Leveraging Lightrun, our teams unraveled complex incidents that were challenging to solve and replicate locally using conventional debugging solutions. Lightrun enables us to quickly introduce dynamic logs and snapshots surrounding the incident area and by that reducing MTTR from hours to minutes”

Jacob Eckel VP, R&D, Gong
Taboola
Taboola

“Lightrun has been a game-changer for us. With Lightrun we shortened our development process significantly by skipping iterative deployment cycles when adding logs and metrics. A day’s work turned into just one hour. Lightrun provided us with new observability into our production environment that was not accessible to us beforehand. Lightrun is a key component in our developer toolset here at Taboola and one of our development best practices.””

Rami Stern R&D Infrastructure Team Leader at Taboola

“Drata’s main focus is to ensure we’re delivering value for our customers and addressing their most urgent needs; we embrace that approach across the entire organization. Leveraging Lightrun to significantly streamline logging has allowed us to remediate faster without shifting our focus away from critical business initiatives.”

Dave Knell VP Software Engineering at Drata

“By using Lightrun, our development team was able to figure out an extremely complex incident that was hard to parse and reproduce locally and with the standard debugging solutions. The team was able to use Lightrun to quickly add logs and snapshots around the area of the incident, reproduce and fix it”

Yan Dyshkalps Director of Technology Research, Architecture and Infrastructure, InsideTracker
WhiteSource
WhiteSource

“Using Lightrun to debug an actual issue in production enabled us to react instantly. We were able to add the right logs and identify the root-cause in a real-time session, instead of waiting for redeployments.”

Tom Shapira Director of Software Engineering at WhiteSource
Fortune 10 company

“Lightrun is a strategic tool in our SRE & incident mgmt. playbook, and increases the organization’s capacity to respond to customer-facing applicative issues quickly. Lightrun empowers our developers with safe, real-time troubleshooting capabilities and has enabled them to debug mission-critical, complex applicative issues 50-60% faster.“

Director of Engineering F10 Company, >10K Developers

Resources Highlights

Pursuing Minutes-Level MTTR with Developer Observability

Among the many topics that will be discussed in this webinar will be:

√ Specific challenges faced by Priceline in software development and troubleshooting, shedding light on the unique aspects of Travel and E-commerce app debugging of P1 issues and developer productivity challenges.
√ How can a developer observability platform enhance the overall DORA metrics and improve observability maturity?
√ The rise of platform engineering and how it relates to DevOps, developer productivity, observability, and the DORA metrics?
√ How can teams better understand and prioritize metrics and tools for improved software development?
√ What’s next for developer productivity with the growing adoption of GenAI?
√ Nathen and Amanda will provide a glimpse into the future, sharing insights on where DORA is heading.

The webinar promises a rich exchange of ideas and experiences, offering attendees valuable takeaways for enhancing their software development practices. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead in the dynamic world of software development.

How Gong Enabled Secure Production Debugging Across their Entire Engineering Organization with Lightrun

Using Lightrun, The entire engineering team at Gong, consisting of a few hundred, transformed their troubleshooting procedures to incorporate dynamic logs and snapshots on-demand within their debugging workflows, reducing their MTTR significantly

IBM Instana and Lightrun Dynamic Observability Platform – Solution Brief

Ensuring reachability and remediating vulnerabilities at runtime

Ensuring Reachability and Remediating Vulnerabilities at Runtime 5X Faster with Lightrun

Learn how using Lightrun dynamic observability can help reduce SCA reported CVEs significantly while allowing developers to only focus on reachable security vulnerabilities.

Key Benefits of Pairing Generative AI Tools with Developer Observability

Learn how using Lightrun developer observability developers can shift-left observability and quickly debug and solve complex issues in code that was generated by Gen-AI tools.

The New Stack

2023 Will Be the Year FinOps Shifts Left Toward Engineering

As more centralized FinOps teams are formed, organizations will become more rigorous around their cloud cost spending and governance.

What the industry is saying about us

Having a nonintrusive way to add logs and metrics while the service is running in production gives engineers faster access and insight to production issues, and helps enhance their diagnosis and root cause analysis capabilities.

Hassan Ennaciri, Senior Director, Gartner

Lightrun sets itself apart in the effort to bring observability into a routine and day to day task for developers is by bringing capabilities into their tools and day to day workflow.

Liam Rogers, Research Analyst, 451 Research

Unlike the traditional APM go to market, Lightrun focuses on real time fixes by developers. Rather than collecting all system logs, or a subset of them, Lightrun is designed to improve the logs in flight.

James Governor Co-founder, RedMonk

Seeing this type of information [logs and metrics] from production in your IDE is the final frontier of shifting left

Kief Morris, Principal Cloud Technologist, Thoughtworks

FAQs

Most common questions

Do you charge per developer seat or per SDK?

Lightrun charges per SDK – concurrently running SDKs, which directly translate into running application instances (running JVMs, V8s, Python interpreters, etc…).

What languages does Lightrun support?

Lightrun supports all JVM languges – Java, Scala & Kotlin, as well as Node.js (including TypeScript), Python (both 2 & 3) and .NET (C# and F#). We’ll be releasing support for more languages soon – stay tuned!

Does Lightrun work on-prem?

Lightrun can be deployed completely on-prem, without relying on any Lightrun-hosted infrastructure. In addition, Lightrun can be deployed to airgapped, un-networked environments – contact our sales team to learn more.

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