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Open Source application monitoring & packet tracing system
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What is Packetbeat?

Packetbeat agents sniff the traffic between your application processes, parse on the fly protocols like HTTP, MySQL, Postgresql or REDIS and correlate the messages into transactions.
Packetbeat is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.
Packetbeat is an open source tool with 8.3K GitHub stars and 2.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Packetbeat's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Packetbeat?

6 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Packetbeat.

Why developers like Packetbeat?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Packetbeat
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Packetbeat's Features

  • Packetbeat Statistics: Contains high-level views like the network topology, the application layer protocols repartition, the response times repartition, and others
  • Packetbeat Search: This page enables you to do full text searches over the indexed network messages
  • Packetbeat Query Analysis: This page demonstrates more advanced statistics like the top N slow SQL queries, the database throughput or the most common MySQL erro

Packetbeat Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Packetbeat?
Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). If you store them in Elasticsearch, you can view and analyze them with Kibana.
Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch.
Riemann aggregates events from your servers and applications with a powerful stream processing language. Send an email for every exception in your app. Track the latency distribution of your web app. See the top processes on any host, by memory and CPU.
It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications.
DPDK is the Data Plane Development Kit that consists of libraries to accelerate packet processing workloads running on a wide variety of CPU architectures.
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Packetbeat's Followers
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