Graphite vs. Cacti

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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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Why do developers choose Graphite?
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Why do developers choose Cacti?
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What are the cons of using Graphite?
No Cons submitted yet for Graphite
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What are the cons of using Cacti?
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What companies use Graphite?
121 companies on StackShare use Graphite
What companies use Cacti?
4 companies on StackShare use Cacti
What tools integrate with Graphite?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Graphite
What tools integrate with Cacti?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Cacti

What are some alternatives to Graphite and Cacti?

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • 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

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