Grafana vs Splunk: 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, Splunk is detailed as "Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data". Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
Grafana belongs to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack, while Splunk can be primarily classified under "Log Management".
Grafana is an open source tool with 29.7K GitHub stars and 5.64K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Grafana's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Grafana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 579 company stacks & 325 developers stacks; compared to Splunk, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.
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