Monitoring Performance of Web Services Now Easier with Retrace

The latest range of applications largely depends on the internal web services and the thrird-party apps. Retrace has always been a pioneer in offering outstanding service to its clients, by enabling them to monitor closely, how often their codes access any HTTP web services. This covers a host of external services including SendGrid, Amazon S3, Twilio and others. The latest version of Retrace has even more mind-blowing functionality to track performances of HTTP web services, that the modern applications consume.

It’s important to note that experts working at a topnotch software development agency in India suggest using some of these latest functionality, while accessing the latest version of Retrace monitoring agents. This is because, the latest monitoring agents facilitate better data collection. 

The web services that Retrace tracks

Retrace functions on the basis of instrumenting and profiling .NET and Java code of a client. Every time your code sends a request for an external HTTP request, Retrace detects that request and keeps count of it. It detects and monitors various types of web services, including:


  • Microservices/SOA: When your app summons many other internal web services (or microservices) Retrace’s tracking support will make it easier to identify problems between them.
  • Elasticsearch: As it operates over HTTP, Retrace can track every Elasticsearch query you make.
  • WCF services: It not only tracks REST and SOAP but also binary formatted messages easily.
  • PaaS Services: These days, a large number of cloud services, including Azure Storage and Amazon S3 are using HTTP in their libraries.
  • REST APIs: It will facilitate the tracking of any HTTP service, which is being used by 3rd-party vendors. This include Google, Twitter, Twilio, Amazon S3 and others.

The performance viewing window of the web services

Experts from a prominent software development company in India point out that Retrace now possesses the level of efficiency, which enables it to track performance down to the level of the URLs that are being accessed. It is relevant to mention in this context that in the past, the entire domain name used to be accessed to track performances. Now, more in-depth reporting makes it possible to clearly understand the performance of various HTTP operations.

More detailed information on the agents that are calling the web services

Retrace, unlike any other facility tool, helps you identify the point in your code where all these web services are being called. Let’s get back to the example above. It shows, Chargify has been called innumerable number of times. Just click on the URL and you’ll get more relevant information to get a better insight. It is also possible to see a breakdown of all the MVC actions or URLs that are calling the web services using the software. Thus, you get a more comprehensive and meaningful picture of things going around by depending on Retrace.

Web services and their code-level request tracing

One of the highlighting features of Retrace is its ability to reveal large amount of details regarding your code’s performance. This includes HTTP web service calls, SQL queries, logging and much more. You can also see when a web service call was executed, how long it was eanbled for and almost everything that occurred just before and after it. This detailed reporting also helps locating bugs easily and also to optimise the code. 

How your webservice is performing

It is possible to monitor the performance on both ends at the same time when your application calls one of your own web services. Experts offering software development services in India also assure that Retrace also makes it possible to see the time frame it takes from the code, which is calling your web service. It is also possible for you to track the performance of your web service all by yourself, without hiring a third-party vendor. This is called end-to-end visibility of your code and it helps to assess their performance as well as that of your applications. 

To cut a long story short, Retrace has the ability to

  • Say how your web service is performing and how frequently it is being called.
  • It can also identify your RPM (requests per minute) request average and the computed satisfaction score.

Considering all these smart features, Retrace is indeed the tool you should swtich over to reap greater benefits.