Grafana vs. Prometheus vs. Cacti



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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 Prometheus?

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.

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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Pros

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Cons

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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Grafana?
559 companies on StackShare use Grafana
What companies use Prometheus?
231 companies on StackShare use Prometheus
What companies use Cacti?
4 companies on StackShare use Cacti

Integrations

What tools integrate with Grafana?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
What tools integrate with Prometheus?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Prometheus
What tools integrate with Cacti?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Cacti

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

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
  • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system
  • StatsD - Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation

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