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A highly scalable real-time graphing system

What is Graphite?

Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand
Graphite is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Graphite is an open source tool with 5.9K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Graphite's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Graphite?

124 companies reportedly use Graphite in their tech stacks, including Uber, LaunchDarkly, and Twitch.

251 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Graphite.

Graphite Integrations

Grafana, Logstash, Nagios, Redash, and Windows Server are some of the popular tools that integrate with Graphite. Here's a list of all 30 tools that integrate with Graphite.
Pros of Graphite
Render any graph
Great functions to apply on timeseries
Well supported integrations
Includes event tracking
Rolling aggregation makes storage managable

Blog Posts

Jun 26 2018 at 3:26AM

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Graphite's Features

  • carbon - a Twisted daemon that listens for time-series data
  • whisper - a simple database library for storing time-series data (similar in design to RRD)
  • graphite webapp - A Django webapp that renders graphs on-demand using Cairo

Graphite Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Graphite?
Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
Graphene is a Python library for building GraphQL schemas/types fast and easily.
A web application microframework for Rust
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.
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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Graphite's Followers
419 developers follow Graphite to keep up with related blogs and decisions.