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Description

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.

What is StatsD?

StatsD is a front-end proxy for the Graphite/Carbon metrics server, originally written by Etsy's Erik Kastner. StatsD is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

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.

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    Cons

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

    How much does Grafana cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Grafana?
    384 companies on StackShare use Grafana
    What companies use StatsD?
    68 companies on StackShare use StatsD
    What companies use Bosun?
    3 companies on StackShare use Bosun

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Grafana?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
    What tools integrate with StatsD?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with StatsD
    No integrations listed yet

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

    • 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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