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System and applications metrics collector

What is collectd?

collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.e. capacity planning). Or if you just want pretty graphs of your private server and are fed up with some homegrown solution you're at the right place, too.
collectd is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
collectd is an open source tool with 3K GitHub stars and 1.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to collectd's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses collectd?

18 companies reportedly use collectd in their tech stacks, including trivago, Avito, and happn.

79 developers on StackShare have stated that they use collectd.

collectd Integrations

Graphite, Librato, Hosted Graphite, Circonus, and HostedMetrics are some of the popular tools that integrate with collectd. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with collectd.
Pros of collectd
Open Source
Modular, plugins

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collectd's Features

  • fast
  • simple
  • integrated
  • easy to operate

collectd Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to collectd?
It is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP or TCP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).
Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
It is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters.
Fluentd collects events from various data sources and writes them to files, RDBMS, NoSQL, IaaS, SaaS, Hadoop and so on. Fluentd helps you unify your logging infrastructure.
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
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collectd's Followers
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