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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 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.

What is Graphite?

Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand

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

    • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
    • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
    • StatsD - Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation
    • Zabbix - Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources

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