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Flapjack vs Prometheus: What are the differences?

Developers describe Flapjack as "Monitoring notification routing + event processing system". Flapjack is a flexible monitoring notification routing system that handles: alert routing, alert summarisation, your standard operational tasks. On the other hand, Prometheus is detailed as "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.

Flapjack and Prometheus belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.

Flapjack and Prometheus are both open source tools. It seems that Prometheus with 25K GitHub stars and 3.55K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Flapjack with 656 GitHub stars and 91 GitHub forks.

What is Flapjack?

Flapjack is a flexible monitoring notification routing system that handles: alert routing, alert summarisation, your standard operational tasks.

What is 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.
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        What are some alternatives to Flapjack and Prometheus?
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        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.
        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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        Decisions about Flapjack and Prometheus
        Joseph Irving
        Joseph Irving
        DevOps Engineer at uSwitch · | 4 upvotes · 28.2K views
        atuSwitchuSwitch
        Kubernetes
        Kubernetes
        Prometheus
        Prometheus
        Thanos
        Thanos

        We recently implemented Thanos alongside Prometheus into our Kubernetes clusters, we had previously used a variety of different metrics systems and we wanted to make life simpler for everyone by just picking one.

        Prometheus seemed like an obvious choice due to its powerful querying language, native Kubernetes support and great community. However we found it somewhat lacking when it came to being highly available, something that would be very important if we wanted this to be the single source of all our metrics.

        Thanos came along and solved a lot of these problems. It allowed us to run multiple Prometheis without duplicating metrics, query multiple Prometheus clusters at once, and easily back up data and then query it. Now we have a single place to go if you want to view metrics across all our clusters, with many layers of redundancy to make sure this monitoring solution is as reliable and resilient as we could reasonably make it.

        If you're interested in a bit more detail feel free to check out the blog I wrote on the subject that's linked.

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        Conor Myhrvold
        Conor Myhrvold
        Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 9 upvotes · 550.6K views
        atUber TechnologiesUber Technologies
        Nagios
        Nagios
        Grafana
        Grafana
        Graphite
        Graphite
        Prometheus
        Prometheus

        Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

        By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

        To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

        https://eng.uber.com/m3/

        (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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        Raja Subramaniam Mahali
        Raja Subramaniam Mahali
        Sysdig
        Sysdig
        Kubernetes
        Kubernetes
        Prometheus
        Prometheus

        We have Prometheus as a monitoring engine as a part of our stack which contains Kubernetes cluster, container images and other open source tools. Also, I am aware that Sysdig can be integrated with Prometheus but I really wanted to know whether Sysdig or sysdig+prometheus will make better monitoring solution.

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        How developers use Flapjack and Prometheus
        Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
        Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses PrometheusPrometheus

        We primarily use Prometheus to gather metrics and statistics to display them in Grafana. Aside from that we poll Prometheus for our orchestration-solution "JCOverseer" to determine, which host is least occupied at the moment.

        Avatar of Tom Staijen
        Tom Staijen uses PrometheusPrometheus

        Gather metrics from systems and applications. Evaluate alerting rules. Alerts are pushed to OpsGenie and Slack.

        Avatar of HyVive
        HyVive uses PrometheusPrometheus

        We primarily use Prometheus to gather metrics and statistics to display them in Grafana.

        Avatar of Bùi Thanh
        Bùi Thanh uses PrometheusPrometheus
        • Simple operation and easy to deploy.
        Avatar of Roy Olsen
        Roy Olsen uses PrometheusPrometheus

        Predictive monitoring.

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