Grafana vs. Prometheus vs. Sensu



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Description

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.

What is Sensu?

A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.

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Pros

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Cons

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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Grafana?
565 companies on StackShare use Grafana
What companies use Prometheus?
234 companies on StackShare use Prometheus
What companies use Sensu?
40 companies on StackShare use Sensu

Integrations

What tools integrate with Grafana?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
What tools integrate with Prometheus?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Prometheus
What tools integrate with Sensu?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu

What are some alternatives to Grafana, Prometheus, and Sensu?

  • 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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