Grafana vs Munin: What are the differences?
Developers describe Grafana as "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. On the other hand, Munin is detailed as "PnP networked resource monitoring tool that can help to answer the what just happened to kill our performance". Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.
Grafana and Munin can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.
Grafana and Munin are both open source tools. It seems that Grafana with 29.3K GitHub stars and 5.55K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Munin with 1.31K GitHub stars and 381 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Grafana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 559 company stacks & 313 developers stacks; compared to Munin, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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