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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 GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Packetbeat's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Packetbeat?


12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Packetbeat.

Packetbeat Integrations

Pros of Packetbeat
Easy setup
Works well with ELK stack

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.
It helps you keep the simple things simple by offering a lightweight way to forward and centralize logs and files.
Collect metrics from your systems and services. From CPU to memory, Redis to NGINX, and much more, It is a lightweight way to send system and service statistics.
Beats is the platform for single-purpose data shippers. They send data from hundreds or thousands of machines and systems to Logstash or Elasticsearch.
It is the world’s foremost and widely-used network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level and is the de facto standard across many commercial and non-profit enterprises, government agencies, and educational institutions.
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