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Alternatives to Kibana

Datadog, Grafana, Loggly, Graylog, and Splunk are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Kibana.
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What is Kibana and what are its top alternatives?

Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
Kibana is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Kibana is an open source tool with 16.5K GitHub stars and 6.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kibana's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Kibana

  • Datadog

    Datadog

    Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog! ...

  • Grafana

    Grafana

    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. ...

  • Loggly

    Loggly

    It is a SaaS solution to manage your log data. There is nothing to install and updates are automatically applied to your Loggly subdomain. ...

  • Graylog

    Graylog

    Centralize and aggregate all your log files for 100% visibility. Use our powerful query language to search through terabytes of log data to discover and analyze important information. ...

  • Splunk

    Splunk

    It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. ...

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    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. ...

  • Tableau

    Tableau

    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click. ...

  • New Relic

    New Relic

    The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions and create best-in-class digital experiences. If you run software, you need to run New Relic. More than 50% of the Fortune 100 do too. ...

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Datadog

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Unify logs, metrics, and traces from across your distributed infrastructure.
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PROS OF DATADOG
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    Monitoring for many apps (databases, web servers, etc)
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    Easy setup
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    Powerful ui
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    Powerful integrations
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    Great value
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    Great visualization
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    Events + metrics = clarity
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    Custom metrics
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    Notifications
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    Flexibility
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    Free & paid plans
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    Great customer support
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    Makes my life easier
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    Easy setup and plugins
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    Adapts automatically as i scale up
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    Super easy and powerful
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    In-context collaboration
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    AWS support
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    Rich in features
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    Docker support
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    Best than others
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    Cost
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    Cute logo
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    Good for Startups
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    Free setup
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    Monitor almost everything
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    Automation tools
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    Source control and bug tracking
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    Simple, powerful, great for infra
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    Full visibility of applications
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    Expensive
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    Easy to Analyze
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    Best in the field
CONS OF DATADOG
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    Expensive
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    No errors exception tracking
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    External Network Goes Down You Wont Be Logging
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    Complicated

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Robert Zuber

Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We’ve got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We’ve definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven’t had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We’ve started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we’ve seen. We capture any unhandled exceptions with Rollbar and, if we realize one will keep happening, we quickly convert the metrics to point back to Datadog, to keep Rollbar as clean as possible.

We use Segment to consolidate all of our trackers, the most important of which goes to Amplitude to analyze user patterns. However, if we need a more consolidated view, we push all of our data to our own data warehouse running PostgreSQL; this is available for analytics and dashboard creation through Looker.

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We are looking for a centralised monitoring solution for our application deployed on Amazon EKS. We would like to monitor using metrics from Kubernetes, AWS services (NeptuneDB, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, etc) and application microservice's custom metrics.

We are expected to use around 80 microservices (not replicas). I think a total of 200-250 microservices will be there in the system with 10-12 slave nodes.

We tried Prometheus but it looks like maintenance is a big issue. We need to manage scaling, maintaining the storage, and dealing with multiple exporters and Grafana. I felt this itself needs few dedicated resources (at least 2-3 people) to manage. Not sure if I am thinking in the correct direction. Please confirm.

You mentioned Datadog and Sysdig charges per host. Does it charge per slave node?

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Grafana

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Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
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PROS OF GRAFANA
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    Beautiful
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    Graphs are interactive
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    Free
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    Easy
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    Nicer than the Graphite web interface
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    Many integrations
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    Can build dashboards
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    Easy to specify time window
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    Dashboards contain number tiles
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    Can collaborate on dashboards
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    Integration with InfluxDB
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    Click and drag to zoom in
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    Open Source
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    Authentification and users management
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    Threshold limits in graphs
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    It is open to cloud watch and many database
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    You can visualize real time data to put alerts
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    Great community support
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    Alerts
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    Simple and native support to Prometheus
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    You can use this for development to check memcache
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    Plugin visualizationa
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    Grapsh as code
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    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 14 upvotes · 2.8M views

    Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

    By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

    To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

    https://eng.uber.com/m3/

    (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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    Matt Menzenski
    Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt · | 11 upvotes · 46.8K views

    Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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    Loggly logo

    Loggly

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    Unified log analysis & log monitoring
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    PROS OF LOGGLY
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      Centralized log management
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      Easy to setup
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      Great filtering
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      Live logging
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      Json log support
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      Log Management
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      Alerting
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      Love the product
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      Great Dashboards
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      Heroku Add-on
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      Easy setup
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      No alerts in free plan
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      Backup to S3
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      Great UI
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      Good parsing
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      Powerful
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      Fast search
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      Easy to setup and use
    CONS OF LOGGLY
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      Pricey after free plan

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    Graylog

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    Open source log management that actually works
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    PROS OF GRAYLOG
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      Open source
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      Powerfull
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      Well documented
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      Flexibel query and parsing language
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      User authentification
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      Alerts
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      User management
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      Alerts and dashboards
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      Easy query language and english parsing
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      Manage users and permissions
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      Easy to install
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      A large community
    CONS OF GRAYLOG
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      Does not handle frozen indices at all

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    Splunk

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    Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data
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    PROS OF SPLUNK
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      API for searching logs, running reports
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      Query engine supports joining, aggregation, stats, etc
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      Query any log as key-value pairs
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      Splunk language supports string, date manip, math, etc
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      Granular scheduling and time window support
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      Alert system based on custom query results
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      Custom log parsing as well as automatic parsing
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      Dashboarding on any log contents
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      Ability to style search results into reports
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      Rich GUI for searching live logs
    CONS OF SPLUNK
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      Splunk query language rich so lots to learn

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    Shared insights
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    Kibana
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    Grafana

    I use Kibana because it ships with the ELK stack. I don't find it as powerful as Splunk however it is light years above grepping through log files. We previously used Grafana but found it to be annoying to maintain a separate tool outside of the ELK stack. We were able to get everything we needed from Kibana.

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    Prometheus

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    An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
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    PROS OF PROMETHEUS
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      Powerful easy to use monitoring
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      Flexible query language
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      Dimensional data model
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      Alerts
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      Active and responsive community
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      Extensive integrations
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      Easy to setup
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      Beautiful Model and Query language
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      Easy to extend
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      Nice
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      Written in Go
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      Good for experimentation
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      Easy for monitoring
    CONS OF PROMETHEUS
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      Just for metrics
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      Needs monitoring to access metrics endpoints
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      Bad UI
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      Not easy to configure and use
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      Requires multiple applications and tools
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      Written in Go
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      Supports only active agents
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      TLS is quite difficult to understand

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    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 14 upvotes · 2.8M views

    Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

    By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

    To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

    https://eng.uber.com/m3/

    (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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    We have Prometheus as a monitoring engine as a part of our stack which contains Kubernetes cluster, container images and other open source tools. Also, I am aware that Sysdig can be integrated with Prometheus but I really wanted to know whether Sysdig or sysdig+prometheus will make better monitoring solution.

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    Tableau

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    Tableau helps people see and understand data.
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    PROS OF TABLEAU
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      Capable of visualising billions of rows
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      Responsive
    CONS OF TABLEAU
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      Looking for the best analytics software for a medium-large-sized firm. We currently use a Microsoft SQL Server database that is analyzed in Tableau desktop/published to Tableau online for users to access dashboards. Is it worth the cost savings/time to switch over to using SSRS or Power BI? Does anyone have experience migrating from Tableau to SSRS /or Power BI? Our other option is to consider using Tableau on-premises instead of online. Using custom SQL with over 3 million rows really decreases performances and results in processing times that greatly exceed our typical experience. Thanks.

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      New Relic

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        Easy setup
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        Really powerful
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        Awesome visualization
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        Ease of use
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        Great ui
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        Free tier
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        Great tool for insights
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        Heroku Integration
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        Market leader
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        Peace of mind
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        Push notifications
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        Email notifications
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        Heroku Add-on
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        Error Detection and Alerting
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        Multiple language support
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        SQL Analysis
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        Server Resources Monitoring
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        Transaction Tracing
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        Apdex Scores
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        Azure Add-on
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        Analysis of CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network
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        Detailed reports
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        Performance of External Services
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        Error Analysis
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        Application Availability Monitoring and Alerting
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        Application Response Times
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        JVM Performance Analyzer (Java)
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        Most Time Consuming Transactions
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        Top Database Operations
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        Easy to use
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        Browser Transaction Tracing
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        Application Map
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        Pagoda Box integration
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        Custom Dashboards
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        Weekly Performance Email
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        Easy visibility
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        App Speed Index
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        Easy to setup
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        Real User Monitoring Analysis and Breakdown
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        Incident Detection and Alerting
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        Real User Monitoring Overview
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        Worst Transactions by User Dissatisfaction
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        Metric Data Resolution
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        Metric Data Retention
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        Team Collaboration Tools
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        Super Expensive
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        Time Comparisons
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        Access to Performance Data API
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        Background Jobs Transaction Analysis
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        Free
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        Best of the best, what more can you ask for
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        Best monitoring on the market
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        Rails integration
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        Exceptions
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      CONS OF NEW RELIC
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        Pricing model doesn't suit microservices
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        UI isn't great
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        Visualizations aren't very helpful
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        Expensive
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        Hard to understand why things in your app are breaking

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      Farzeem Diamond Jiwani
      Software Engineer at IVP · | 5 upvotes · 596.5K views

      Hey there! We are looking at Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and New Relic as options for our web application monitoring.

      Current Environment: .NET Core Web app hosted on Microsoft IIS

      Future Environment: Web app will be hosted on Microsoft Azure

      Tech Stacks: IIS, RabbitMQ, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

      Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

      Please advise on the above. Thanks!

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      Sebastian Gębski

      Regarding Continuous Integration - we've started with something very easy to set up - CircleCI , but with time we're adding more & more complex pipelines - we use Jenkins to configure & run those. It's much more effort, but at some point we had to pay for the flexibility we expected. Our source code version control is Git (which probably doesn't require a rationale these days) and we keep repos in GitHub - since the very beginning & we never considered moving out. Our primary monitoring these days is in New Relic (Ruby & SPA apps) and AppSignal (Elixir apps) - we're considering unifying it in New Relic , but this will require some improvements in Elixir app observability. For error reporting we use Sentry (a very popular choice in this class) & we collect our distributed logs using Logentries (to avoid semi-manual handling here).

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