Sensu vs. Bosun vs. Grafana



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Description

What is Sensu?

A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.

What is Bosun?

Bosun is an open-source, MIT licensed, monitoring and alerting system by Stack Exchange. It has an expressive domain specific language for evaluating alerts and creating detailed notifications. It also lets you test your alerts against history for a faster development experience.

What is Grafana?

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Sensu?
Why do you like Sensu?

Why do developers choose Bosun?
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Why do developers choose Grafana?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Sensu?
No Cons submitted yet for Sensu
Downsides of Sensu?

What are the cons of using Bosun?
No Cons submitted yet for Bosun
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What are the cons of using Grafana?
No Cons submitted yet for Grafana
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Pricing

How much does Sensu cost?
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How much does Grafana cost?

Companies

What companies use Sensu?
40 companies on StackShare use Sensu
What companies use Bosun?
3 companies on StackShare use Bosun
What companies use Grafana?
559 companies on StackShare use Grafana

Integrations

What tools integrate with Sensu?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Grafana?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana

What are some alternatives to Sensu, Bosun, and Grafana?

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
  • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
  • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system

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