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Ganglia vs Icinga: What are the differences?

What is Ganglia? Scalable distributed monitoring system. Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters.

What is Icinga? A resilient, open source monitoring system. It monitors availability and performance, gives you simple access to relevant data and raises alerts to keep you in the loop. It was originally created as a fork of the Nagios system monitoring application.

Ganglia and Icinga can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

Shortlist.co, OnlineCity, and DataGlen are some of the popular companies that use Icinga, whereas Ganglia is used by Twitch, hike, and wowlist. Icinga has a broader approval, being mentioned in 23 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Ganglia, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

Decisions about Ganglia and Icinga
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 68.4K views
  • free open source
  • modern interface and architecture
  • large community
  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point. That's why Icinga started first as a fork, not with Icinga2 it is completely built from scratch but backward-compatible with Nagios plugins. Now it has reached a state with which I am confident.
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What is Ganglia?

It is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters.

What is Icinga?

It monitors availability and performance, gives you simple access to relevant data and raises alerts to keep you in the loop. It was originally created as a fork of the Nagios system monitoring application.

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