Grafana vs Metabase: What are the differences?
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; Metabase: An open-source business intelligence tool. Metabase is an easy way to generate charts and dashboards, ask simple ad hoc queries without using SQL, and see detailed information about rows in your Database. You can set it up in under 5 minutes, and then give yourself and others a place to ask simple questions and understand the data your application is generating.
Grafana and Metabase are primarily classified as "Monitoring" and "Business Intelligence" tools respectively.
"Beautiful" is the primary reason why developers consider Grafana over the competitors, whereas "Database visualisation" was stated as the key factor in picking Metabase.
Grafana and Metabase are both open source tools. Grafana with 29.7K GitHub stars and 5.64K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Metabase with 15.6K GitHub stars and 2.09K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Grafana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 579 company stacks & 325 developers stacks; compared to Metabase, which is listed in 84 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
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