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 8.8K GitHub stars and 3.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Packetbeat's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Packetbeat?
9 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
- 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
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