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Open source metrics platform built on M3DB, a distributed time-series database by Uber
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What is M3?

A Prometheus and Graphite compatible metrics platform which includes a native distributed time series database, a highly dynamic and performant aggregation service, query engine and other supporting infrastructure.
M3 is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
M3 is an open source tool with 4.3K GitHub stars and 410 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to M3's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses M3?


10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use M3.

M3's Features

  • Prometheus Integration
  • Graphite Integration
  • Scalable Clusters (up to billions of metrics)
  • Reliably Replicated
  • Highly Compressed
  • Highly Performant (hundreds of millions of writes per second)
  • Arbitrary Time Precision
  • Out of order writes
  • Fully open source

M3 Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to M3?
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.
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.
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.
Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
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