StatsD vs. Bosun vs. Grafana



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Description

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.

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

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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 StatsD?
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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

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How much does Grafana cost?

Companies

What companies use StatsD?
90 companies on StackShare use StatsD
What companies use Bosun?
3 companies on StackShare use Bosun
What companies use Grafana?
557 companies on StackShare use Grafana

Integrations

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

What are some alternatives to StatsD, 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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