Open Source application monitoring & packet tracing system

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 7.27K Github Stars and 2.43K Github Forks. Here’s a link to Packetbeat's open source repository on Github

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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's alternatives

  • Logstash - Collect, Parse, & Enrich Data
  • Beats - Lightweight Data Shippers
  • Riemann - A network monitoring system
  • DPDK - he Data Plane Development Kit consists of libraries to accelerate packet processing workloads

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