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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 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.

What is RRDtool?

RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.

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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Grafana?
    386 companies on StackShare use Grafana
    What companies use Cacti?
    4 companies on StackShare use Cacti
    What companies use RRDtool?
    0 companies on StackShare use RRDtool

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Grafana?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
    What tools integrate with Cacti?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with Cacti
    What tools integrate with RRDtool?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with RRDtool

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

    • 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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