What are some alternatives?
When comparing strace and API Monitor, you can also consider the following products
DTrace - DTrace is a performance analysis and troubleshooting tool for Solaris, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.
ltrace - ltrace intercepts and records dynamic library calls which are called by an executed process and the...
perf - Perf is a simple app monitoring solution paired with meaningful alerts.
Process Monitor - Monitor file system, Registry, process, thread and DLL activity in real-time.
Magalix - Magalix is the autopilot of the cloud infrastructure.
ktap - A script-based dynamic tracing tool for Linux.