Grafana vs. Nagios vs. Graphite

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What is 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.

What is Nagios?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

What is Graphite?

Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand
Why do developers choose Grafana?
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Why do developers choose Nagios?
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Why do developers choose Graphite?
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What are the cons of using Grafana?
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What are the cons of using Nagios?
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What are the cons of using Graphite?
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How much does Grafana cost?
How much does Nagios cost?
How much does Graphite cost?
What companies use Grafana?
667 companies on StackShare use Grafana
What companies use Nagios?
219 companies on StackShare use Nagios
What companies use Graphite?
120 companies on StackShare use Graphite
What tools integrate with Grafana?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
What tools integrate with Nagios?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with Nagios
What tools integrate with Graphite?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Graphite

What are some alternatives to Grafana, Nagios, and Graphite?

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
  • Zabbix - Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources
  • StatsD - Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation

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