Amazon CloudWatch vs NetData: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon CloudWatch as "Monitor AWS resources and custom metrics generated by your applications and services". With Amazon CloudWatch, you gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. Programmatically retrieve your monitoring data, view graphs, and set alarms to help you troubleshoot, spot trends, and take automated action based on the state of your cloud environment. On the other hand, NetData is detailed as "Real-time performance monitoring, done right!". Netdata is distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring for systems and applications. It is a highly optimized monitoring agent you install on all your systems and containers.
Amazon CloudWatch and NetData are primarily classified as "Cloud Monitoring" and "Monitoring" tools respectively.
"Monitor aws resources" is the top reason why over 70 developers like Amazon CloudWatch, while over 8 developers mention "Free" as the leading cause for choosing NetData.
NetData is an open source tool with 39.4K GitHub stars and 3.48K GitHub forks. Here's a link to NetData's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, 9GAG, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Amazon CloudWatch, whereas NetData is used by Augmedix, Kistriver, and Veaver Inc.. Amazon CloudWatch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 721 company stacks & 334 developers stacks; compared to NetData, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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If you have a single server, checking log files is as easy as SSHing to it and viewing logs. When you move to the container world, with many servers, you need a place to aggregate and search through all of your logs. CloudWatch provides us with this and it was trivial to setup.
CloudWatch is “on by default” in Amazon. And by just configuring a few alarms you can have a near-zero-cost monitoring service of your own.
- Collect metrics for Grafana.
- Alerts for AutoScale.
- Centralized-logging: rds, ec2, app logs with CloudWatch Log
CloudWatch is used to monitor various aspects of our production infrastructure deployed at Amazon.