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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 Prometheus?

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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    What companies use Grafana?
    384 companies on StackShare use Grafana
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    159 companies on StackShare use Prometheus


    What tools integrate with Grafana?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
    What tools integrate with Prometheus?
    8 tools on StackShare integrate with Prometheus

    What are some alternatives to Grafana and Prometheus?

    • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
    • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
    • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system
    • StatsD - Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation

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