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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 StatsD?

StatsD is a front-end proxy for the Graphite/Carbon metrics server, originally written by Etsy's Erik Kastner. StatsD is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

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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    Companies

    What companies use Grafana?
    386 companies on StackShare use Grafana
    What companies use StatsD?
    68 companies on StackShare use StatsD
    What companies use Sensu?
    30 companies on StackShare use Sensu

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Grafana?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
    What tools integrate with StatsD?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with StatsD
    What tools integrate with Sensu?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu

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

    • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
    • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
    • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
    • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system

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