StatsD vs. collectd vs. Thanos

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What is StatsD?

StatsD is a front-end proxy for the Graphite/Carbon metrics server, originally written by Etsy's Erik Kastner. StatsD is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

What is collectd?

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.

What is Thanos?

Thanos is a set of components that can be composed into a highly available metric system with unlimited storage capacity. It can be added seamlessly on top of existing Prometheus deployments and leverages the Prometheus 2.0 storage format to cost-efficiently store historical metric data in any object storage while retaining fast query latencies. Additionally, it provides a global query view across all Prometheus installations and can merge data from Prometheus HA pairs on the fly.
Why do developers choose StatsD?
Why do you like StatsD?

Why do developers choose collectd?
Why do you like collectd?

Why do developers choose Thanos?
Why do you like Thanos?

What are the cons of using StatsD?
Downsides of StatsD?

What are the cons of using collectd?
No Cons submitted yet for collectd
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What are the cons of using Thanos?
No Cons submitted yet for Thanos
Downsides of Thanos?

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How much does StatsD cost?
How much does collectd cost?
How much does Thanos cost?
What companies use StatsD?
92 companies on StackShare use StatsD
What companies use collectd?
14 companies on StackShare use collectd
What companies use Thanos?
2 companies on StackShare use Thanos
What tools integrate with StatsD?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with StatsD
What tools integrate with collectd?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with collectd
What tools integrate with Thanos?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Thanos

What are some alternatives to StatsD, collectd, and Thanos?

  • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
  • InfluxDB - An open-source distributed time series database with no external dependencies
  • Logstash - Collect, Parse, & Enrich Data
  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data

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