Today we are introducing a new feature called “trace pinning” which allows you to keep traces for future reference. This is a first step to improve the usability of Tideways for longer performance optimization sessions by simplyfing the steps to find traces that you have found interesting before.
A pinned trace is stored for a much longer time, 120 days for the Medium and Large plans and 7 days for the Small plans and is shared between all users in the application. The limit of pinned traces is currently set to a maximum of 50 traces per organization every day.
To pin a trace that you want to keep for reference, you just have to click the “Pin” button on the far right of the menu when looking at it:
Pinned traces are then highlighted in different places of Tideways:
- When comparing traces you can pick the compare target from all the pinned traces for this transaction first. See the screenshot below for an example.
- When looking at the transaction details the last pinned trace is always shown first before all the most recently collected ones.
- When searching for traces you can add a filter to show only pinned traces.
Please let us know how this new feature works for you, at this stage we are open to suggestions for further improvements.