collectd vs RRDtool: What are the differences?
Developers describe collectd as "System and applications metrics collector". collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.e. capacity planning). Or if you just want pretty graphs of your private server and are fed up with some homegrown solution you're at the right place, too. On the other hand, RRDtool is detailed as "High performance data logging and graphing system for time series data". 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.
collectd and RRDtool belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.
collectd and RRDtool are both open source tools. collectd with 2.26K GitHub stars and 1.08K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than RRDtool with 571 GitHub stars and 199 GitHub forks.
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