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Kibana vs Checkmk: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kibana as "Explore & Visualize Your Data". Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch. On the other hand, Checkmk is detailed as "A tool for Infrastructure & Application Monitoring". It is a software developed for IT Infrastructure monitoring. It is used for the monitoring of servers, applications, networks, cloud infrastructures, containers, storage, databases and environment sensors.

Kibana and Checkmk can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Kibana are:

  • Flexible analytics and visualization platform
  • Real-time summary and charting of streaming data
  • Intuitive interface for a variety of users

On the other hand, Checkmk provides the following key features:

  • State-based monitoring
  • Log- and event-based monitoring
  • Graphing and analytics

Kibana is an open source tool with 13K GitHub stars and 5.05K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kibana's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Checkmk?

It is a software developed for IT Infrastructure monitoring. It is used for the monitoring of servers, applications, networks, cloud infrastructures, containers, storage, databases and environment sensors.

What is Kibana?

Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
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      What are some alternatives to Checkmk and Kibana?
      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.
      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.
      Nagios
      Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
      Graphite
      Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand
      Zabbix
      Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
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      Graphite
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      One size definitely doesn鈥檛 fit all when it comes to open source monitoring solutions, and executing generally understood best practices in the context of unique distributed systems presents all sorts of problems. Megan Anctil, a senior engineer on the Technical Operations team at Slack gave a talk at an O鈥橰eilly Velocity Conference sharing pain points and lessons learned at wrangling known technologies such as Icinga, Graphite, Grafana, and the Elastic Stack to best fit the company鈥檚 use cases.

      At the time, Slack used a few well-known monitoring tools since it鈥檚 Technical Operations team wasn鈥檛 large enough to build an in-house solution for all of these. Nor did the team think it鈥檚 sustainable to throw money at the problem, given the volume of information processed and the not-insignificant price and rigidity of many vendor solutions. With thousands of servers across multiple regions and millions of metrics and documents being processed and indexed per second, the team had to figure out how to scale these technologies to fit Slack鈥檚 needs.

      On the backend, they experimented with multiple clusters in both Graphite and ELK, distributed Icinga nodes, and more. At the same time, they鈥檝e tried to build usability into Grafana that reflects the team鈥檚 mental models of the system and have found ways to make alerts from Icinga more insightful and actionable.

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      Splunk
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      I use Kibana because it ships with the ELK stack. I don't find it as powerful as Splunk however it is light years above grepping through log files. We previously used Grafana but found it to be annoying to maintain a separate tool outside of the ELK stack. We were able to get everything we needed from Kibana.

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      Elasticsearch
      Elasticsearch
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      Kibana

      I use both Kibana and Grafana on my workplace: Kibana for logging and Grafana for monitoring. Since you already work with Elasticsearch, I think Kibana is the safest choice in terms of ease of use and variety of messages it can manage, while Grafana has still (in my opinion) a strong link to metrics

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      Kibana
      Kibana
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      For our Predictive Analytics platform, we have used both Grafana and Kibana

      Kibana has predictions and ML algorithms support, so if you need them, you may be better off with Kibana . The multi-variate analysis features it provide are very unique (not available in Grafana).

      For everything else, definitely Grafana . Especially the number of supported data sources, and plugins clearly makes Grafana a winner (in just visualization and reporting sense). Creating your own plugin is also very easy. The top pros of Grafana (which it does better than Kibana ) are:

      • Creating and organizing visualization panels
      • Templating the panels on dashboards for repetetive tasks
      • Realtime monitoring, filtering of charts based on conditions and variables
      • Export / Import in JSON format (that allows you to version and save your dashboard as part of git)
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      Clarabridge Engage uses KibanaKibana

      Used for graphing internal logging data; including metrics related to how fast we serve pages and execute MySQL/ElasticSearch queries.

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      Wirkn Inc. uses KibanaKibana

      Our Kibana instances uses our ElasticSearch search data to help answer any complicated questions we have about our data.

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      Hevelop uses KibanaKibana

      Kibana is our tools to query data in Elasticsearch clusters set up as catalog search engine.

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      Diogo Silva uses KibanaKibana

      Perfect for exploring and visualizing the data available at ElasticSearch

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      Tongliang Liu uses KibanaKibana

      Log visualization. Wish it could add built-in alert functionality.

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