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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 Graphite?

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

What is Sensu?

A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.


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    What companies use Grafana?
    363 companies on StackShare use Grafana
    What companies use Graphite?
    91 companies on StackShare use Graphite
    What companies use Sensu?
    29 companies on StackShare use Sensu


    What tools integrate with Grafana?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
    What tools integrate with Graphite?
    10 tools on StackShare integrate with Graphite
    What tools integrate with Sensu?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu

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

    • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
    • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
    • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
    • StatsD - Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation

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