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Susmita Meher
Senior SRE at African Bank | 4 upvotes 路 280.5K views
Needs advice
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Prometheus
Graphite
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Grafana

Looking for a tool which can be used for mainly dashboard purposes, but here are the main requirements:

  • Must be able to get custom data from AS400,
  • Able to display automation test results,
  • System monitoring / Nginx API,
  • Able to get data from 3rd parties DB.

Grafana is almost solving all the problems, except AS400 and no database to get automation test results.

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Sakti Behera
Technical Specialist, Software Engineering at AT&T | 3 upvotes 路 85.7K views

You can look out for Prometheus Instrumentation (https://prometheus.io/docs/practices/instrumentation/) Client Library available in various languages https://prometheus.io/docs/instrumenting/clientlibs/ to create the custom metric you need for AS4000 and then Grafana can query the newly instrumented metric to show on the dashboard.

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Mat Jovanovic
Head of Cloud at Mats Cloud | 3 upvotes 路 254K views
Needs advice
on
Datadog
Grafana
and
Prometheus

We're looking for a Monitoring and Logging tool. It has to support AWS (mostly 100% serverless, Lambdas, SNS, SQS, API GW, CloudFront, Autora, etc.), as well as Azure and GCP (for now mostly used as pure IaaS, with a lot of cognitive services, and mostly managed DB). Hopefully, something not as expensive as Datadog or New relic, as our SRE team could support the tool inhouse. At the moment, we primarily use CloudWatch for AWS and Pandora for most on-prem.

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Datadog

I worked with Datadog at least one year and my position is that commercial tools like Datadog are the best option to consolidate and analyze your metrics. Obviously, if you can't pay the tool, the best free options are the mix of Prometheus with their Alert Manager and Grafana to visualize (that are complementary not substitutable). But I think that no use a good tool it's finally more expensive that use a not really good implementation of free tools and you will pay also to maintain its.

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Lucas Rincon
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Instana

this is quite affordable and provides what you seem to be looking for. you can see a whole thing about the APM space here https://www.apmexperts.com/observability/ranking-the-observability-offerings/

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Needs advice
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Grafana
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Kibana

From a StackShare Community member: 鈥淲e need better analytics & insights into our Elasticsearch cluster. Grafana, which ships with advanced support for Elasticsearch, looks great but isn鈥檛 officially supported/endorsed by Elastic. Kibana, on the other hand, is made and supported by Elastic. I鈥檓 wondering what people suggest in this situation."

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Grafana
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For our Predictive Analytics platform, we have used both Grafana and Kibana

Kibana has predictions and ML algorithms support, so if you need them, you may be better off with Kibana . The multi-variate analysis features it provide are very unique (not available in Grafana).

For everything else, definitely Grafana . Especially the number of supported data sources, and plugins clearly makes Grafana a winner (in just visualization and reporting sense). Creating your own plugin is also very easy. The top pros of Grafana (which it does better than Kibana ) are:

  • Creating and organizing visualization panels
  • Templating the panels on dashboards for repetetive tasks
  • Realtime monitoring, filtering of charts based on conditions and variables
  • Export / Import in JSON format (that allows you to version and save your dashboard as part of git)
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Kibana

I use both Kibana and Grafana on my workplace: Kibana for logging and Grafana for monitoring. Since you already work with Elasticsearch, I think Kibana is the safest choice in terms of ease of use and variety of messages it can manage, while Grafana has still (in my opinion) a strong link to metrics

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Bram Verdonck
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Grafana
at

After looking for a way to monitor or at least get a better overview of our infrastructure, we found out that Grafana (which I previously only used in ELK stacks) has a plugin available to fully integrate with Amazon CloudWatch . Which makes it way better for our use-case than the offer of the different competitors (most of them are even paid). There is also a CloudFlare plugin available, the platform we use to serve our DNS requests. Although we are a big fan of https://smashing.github.io/ (previously dashing), for now we are starting with Grafana .

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Kibana

I use Kibana because it ships with the ELK stack. I don't find it as powerful as Splunk however it is light years above grepping through log files. We previously used Grafana but found it to be annoying to maintain a separate tool outside of the ELK stack. We were able to get everything we needed from Kibana.

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Kibana

Kibana should be sufficient in this architecture for decent analytics, if stronger metrics is needed then combine with Grafana. Datadog also offers nice overview but there's no need for it in this case unless you need more monitoring and alerting (and more technicalities).

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Grafana

I use Grafana because it is without a doubt the best way to visualize metrics

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Povilas Brilius
PHP Web Developer at GroundIn Software | 0 upvotes 路 231.6K views
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Kibana
at

@Kibana, of course, because @Grafana looks like amateur sort of solution, crammed with query builder grouping aggregates, but in essence, as recommended by CERN - KIbana is the corporate (startup vectored) decision.

Furthermore, @Kibana comes with complexity adhering ELK stack, whereas @InfluxDB + @Grafana & co. recently have become sophisticated development conglomerate instead of advancing towards a understandable installation step by step inheritance.

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Pros of Grafana
Pros of Kibana
Pros of Splunk Cloud
  • 79
    Beautiful
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    Graphs are interactive
  • 52
    Free
  • 52
    Easy
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    Nicer than the Graphite web interface
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    Many integrations
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    Can build dashboards
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    Easy to specify time window
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    Dashboards contain number tiles
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    Can collaborate on dashboards
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    Open Source
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    Authentification and users management
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    Integration with InfluxDB
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    Click and drag to zoom in
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    Threshold limits in graphs
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    Alerts
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    Simple and native support to Prometheus
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    It is open to cloud watch and many database
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    Great community support
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    You can visualize real time data to put alerts
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    You can use this for development to check memcache
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    Grapsh as code
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    Plugin visualizationa
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    Easy to setup
  • 61
    Free
  • 44
    Can search text
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    Has pie chart
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    X-axis is not restricted to timestamp
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    Easy queries and is a good way to view logs
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    Supports Plugins
  • 3
    Dev Tools
  • 3
    More "user-friendly"
  • 3
    Can build dashboards
  • 2
    Easy to drill-down
  • 2
    Out-of-Box Dashboards/Analytics for Metrics/Heartbeat
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    Up and running
  • 6
    More powerful & Integrates with on-prem & off-prem
  • 3
    Powerful log analytics
  • 2
    Free
  • 1
    Pci compliance
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    Production debugger

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Cons of Grafana
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      Unintuituve
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      Elasticsearch is huge
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      Works on top of elastic only
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      Hardweight UI
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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 Kibana?

      Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.

      What is Splunk Cloud?

      If you're looking for all the benefits of Splunk庐 Enterprise with all the benefits of software-as-a-service, then look no further. Splunk Cloud is backed by a 100% uptime SLA, scales to over 10TB/day, and offers a highly secure environment.

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      What are some alternatives to Grafana, Kibana, and Splunk Cloud?
      Datadog
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      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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      Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand
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      It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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      Reviews of Grafana, Kibana, and Splunk Cloud
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      Grafana

      analyze heap dump and many logging or traces

      How developers use Grafana, Kibana, and Splunk Cloud
      ShadowICT uses
      Grafana

      We use Grafana to view live stats relating to our servers such as memory and CPU usage. We also use Grafana to monitor our gaming servers for data such as latency and player counts. This allows us to generate effective analytics and see when problems arise.

      Andrew Gatenby uses
      Grafana

      Everyone likes graphs, right?! This isn't a tool we actively use right now, but paired with Prometheus we want to use it to have visual monitors on things like API cluster health, status, queue stats, DB/redis query and cache stats etc.

      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) uses
      Grafana

      Grafana is used in combination with Prometheus to display the gathered stats and to monitor our physical servers aswell as their virtual applications. We also use Grafana to get notifications about irregularities.

      sapslaj uses
      Grafana

      Grafana takes the data from InfluxDB and presents it in a nice flexible format. Bonus points for built-in alerts and playlists (cycles through different dashboards automatically)

      B霉i Thanh uses
      Grafana
      • Graph report with many panels and Dashboard.
      • Easy to deploy, and view performance of system.
      • Intergrating with many datasource: Prometheus, CloudWatch
      • Alerts
      Clarabridge Engage uses
      Kibana

      Used for graphing internal logging data; including metrics related to how fast we serve pages and execute MySQL/ElasticSearch queries.

      Wirkn Inc. uses
      Kibana

      Our Kibana instances uses our ElasticSearch search data to help answer any complicated questions we have about our data.

      Hevelop uses
      Kibana

      Kibana is our tools to query data in Elasticsearch clusters set up as catalog search engine.

      Diogo Silva uses
      Kibana

      Perfect for exploring and visualizing the data available at ElasticSearch

      Tongliang Liu uses
      Kibana

      Log visualization. Wish it could add built-in alert functionality.

      alfredxing uses
      Splunk Cloud

      Log viewing and management