Grafana vs Alerta: What are the differences?
What is Grafana? Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor. 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.
What is Alerta? A tool used to consolidate and duplicate alerts from multiple sources for quick 'at-a-glance' visualisation. It combines a JSON API server for receiving, processing and rendering alerts with a simple, yet effective Alerta Web UI and command-line tool.
Grafana and Alerta can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by Grafana are:
- Create, edit, save & search dashboards
- Change column spans and row heights
- Drag and drop panels to rearrange
On the other hand, Alerta provides the following key features:
- Supports SQL
- Flexible alert format
- De-duplication and simple correlation
Grafana is an open source tool with 30.6K GitHub stars and 5.85K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Grafana's open source repository on GitHub.
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