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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 Graphite?

Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand

What is Cacti?

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box.


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    What companies use Grafana?
    364 companies on StackShare use Grafana
    What companies use Graphite?
    91 companies on StackShare use Graphite
    What companies use Cacti?
    4 companies on StackShare use Cacti


    What tools integrate with Grafana?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
    What tools integrate with Graphite?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Graphite
    What tools integrate with Cacti?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Cacti

    What are some alternatives to Grafana, Graphite, and Cacti?

    • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
    • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
    • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
    • StatsD - Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation

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