Bosun vs Kibana: What are the differences?
Bosun: Open-source monitoring and alerting system by Stack Exchange. 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; Kibana: Explore & Visualize Your Data. Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
Bosun and Kibana can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by Bosun are:
- Save time by testing alerting against historical data and reduce alert noise before an alert goes into production
- Supports querying OpenTSDB, Graphite, and Logstash-Elasticsearch
- Create notifications using Bosun's template language: include graphs, tables, and contextual information
On the other hand, Kibana provides the following key features:
- Flexible analytics and visualization platform
- Real-time summary and charting of streaming data
- Intuitive interface for a variety of users
Bosun and Kibana are both open source tools. It seems that Kibana with 12.4K GitHub stars and 4.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Bosun with 2.84K GitHub stars and 477 GitHub forks.
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