Cachet vs Prometheus: What are the differences?
Cachet: A beautiful and simple open source status page system. Cachet is an open source status page system written in PHP, using the Laravel framework; Prometheus: An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud. Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
Cachet can be classified as a tool in the "Status Page Hosting" category, while Prometheus is grouped under "Monitoring Tools".
Some of the features offered by Cachet are:
- Log incidents
- Apply a custom stylesheet to the status page
- Markdown support for incident messages
On the other hand, Prometheus provides the following key features:
- a multi-dimensional data model (timeseries defined by metric name and set of key/value dimensions)
- a flexible query language to leverage this dimensionality
- no dependency on distributed storage
"Open Source" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Cachet, while over 32 developers mention "Powerful easy to use monitoring" as the leading cause for choosing Prometheus.
Cachet and Prometheus are both open source tools. It seems that Prometheus with 24.6K GitHub stars and 3.49K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Cachet with 9.87K GitHub stars and 1.14K GitHub forks.
Slack, Docplanner, and Uber Technologies are some of the popular companies that use Prometheus, whereas Cachet is used by Playr App, Charityware, and Voicenode. Prometheus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 235 company stacks & 84 developers stacks; compared to Cachet, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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