Prometheus vs Checkmk: What are the differences?
What is Prometheus? An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud. 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 Checkmk? 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.
Prometheus and Checkmk can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by Prometheus are:
- a multi-dimensional data model (timeseries defined by metric name and set of key/value dimensions)
- a flexible query language to leverage this dimensionality
- no dependency on distributed storage
On the other hand, Checkmk provides the following key features:
- State-based monitoring
- Log- and event-based monitoring
- Graphing and analytics
Prometheus is an open source tool with 26.6K GitHub stars and 3.86K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Prometheus's open source repository on GitHub.
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