Developer Observability Platform

Dynamically instrument logs, metrics & traces from your IDE in live applications running in QA, CI, or Production
No code changes, redeployments, or restarts are needed.


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Developers Use Lightrun
For

Lightrun works in the cloud, on-premise and everywhere in between. We run where you run.


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Lightrun is trusted and loved by developers globally

Developers & Engineering Leaders Choose Lightrun To


Slash MTTR 

by 60%
Cut Logging Costs by 40%
5X Boost Dev Productivity
Reduce Time 

to Market
Improve your DORA metrics
Lightrun is trusted and loved by developers globally
Developer Observability
Solutions
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.

  • VSCode
  • JetBrains

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Use Cases

Live debugging in production

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

Troubleshoot cloud-native applications

Get visibility across replicas, regions or entire clouds.

Troubleshoot broken CI

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

Understand codeflow and code behavior in production

Enlighten the code path your users take through the app.

Validate progressive delivery / feature flags

Traverse complex, conditional paths to understand what really happened.

Troubleshoot serverless applications

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

Reduce logging cost

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

Performance analysis and investigation

Break apart performance bottlenecks on the application level.

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

Lightrun Accelerates Development For...

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

  • Optimize Cloud Logging Costs by up to 31%
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Faster Release Velocity
  • Reduce MTTR by up to 35%
  • Reduce Developer Onboarding Time

DevOps Engineers & SREs

  • Improve Visibility Into Application Logic
  • Reduce MTTR by up to 35%
  • Easier Collaboration with Engineering Teams
  • Faster Code-Level RCA

Security & Privacy

Lightrun assures organizations 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 blacklisting.

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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

“Lightrun was a real life changer for us”

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

Resources Highlights

The Hidden Cost of Overlogging

In this session, you will learn hands-on tips & tricks that will help you to:

How to measure the cost of your logging system
How to reduce your overall logging bill by 40%
The performance impact of overlogging
Hands-on tips & tricks for reducing overall logging volumes
And So Much More!

Slashing Development Costs in an Economic Downturn

In this session, you will learn hands-on tips & tricks that will help you to:
Optimize costs across the engineering organization
Handle fewer working hands by increasing developer productivity and more

How Dynamic Logging Saves Strain on Developers and Your Wallet

Dynamic instrumentation in production systems can reduce complexity, increase productivity and reduce the spiraling costs of static logging.

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

Is the community version actually free?

Yes – The lightrun community version is completely free. During the 14 days of the free trial, you can add unlimited Actions – Logs, Snapshots & Metrics – to up to 20 concurrently running SDKs, using up to 10 developers’ seats. And, once the trial is over, you’d still be able to add Lightrun’s Actions to 3 concurrently running SDKs, using up to 3 developer seats, forever.

Do you charge per developer seat or per SDK?

Lightrun charges per developer – every developer seat comes with 10 concurrently running SDKs, which directly translate into running application instances (running JVMs, V8s, Python interpreters, etc…). During the free trial, lightrun allows the use of up to 20 concurrently running SDKs and up to 10 seats. After the trial, as part of the community version, Lighrun allows the use of up to 3 concurrently running SDKs and up to 3 seats. If you require more SDKs, contact our sales team and let them know!

What languages does Lightrun support?

Lightrun supports all JVM languges – Java, Scala & Kotlin, as well as Node.js (including TypeScript) and Python (both 2 & 3). 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.

Do I need a credit card to get started?

No! You can get started with a Lightrun Free account any time, no credit card required.

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