Grafana vs Librato: What are the differences?
What is Grafana? Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor. 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 Librato? Real-Time Cloud Monitoring. Librato provides a complete solution for monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact your business at all levels of the stack. We provide everything you need to visualize, analyze, and actively alert on the metrics that matter to you.
Grafana can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Tools" category, while Librato is grouped under "Performance Monitoring".
Some of the features offered by Grafana are:
- Create, edit, save & search dashboards
- Change column spans and row heights
- Drag and drop panels to rearrange
On the other hand, Librato provides the following key features:
- REST API accepts any metrics you define
- Turnkey integration with AWS, Heroku, collectd, and more
- Integrates with more than 100 open-source agents, and language bindings
"Beautiful" is the primary reason why developers consider Grafana over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Librato.
Grafana is an open source tool with 29.7K GitHub stars and 5.63K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Grafana's open source repository on GitHub.
Uber Technologies, DigitalOcean, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Grafana, whereas Librato is used by Heroku, Product Hunt, and Mapbox. Grafana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 577 company stacks & 325 developers stacks; compared to Librato, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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