Grafana vs Stackdriver: 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, Stackdriver is detailed as "Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics for applications on Google Cloud Platform and AWS". Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.
Grafana can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Tools" category, while Stackdriver is grouped under "Cloud Monitoring".
Some of the features offered by Grafana are:
- Create, edit, save & search dashboards
- Change column spans and row heights
- Drag and drop panels to rearrange
On the other hand, Stackdriver provides the following key features:
"Beautiful" is the primary reason why developers consider Grafana over the competitors, whereas "Monitoring" was stated as the key factor in picking Stackdriver.
Grafana is an open source tool with 29.7K GitHub stars and 5.63K 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 577 company stacks & 325 developers stacks; compared to Stackdriver, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
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