Grafana vs. StatsD

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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).

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Why do developers choose Grafana?
Why do you like Grafana?

Why do developers choose StatsD?
Why do you like StatsD?

What are the cons of using Grafana?
No Cons submitted yet for Grafana
Downsides of Grafana?

What are the cons of using StatsD?
Downsides of StatsD?

How much does Grafana cost?
How much does StatsD cost?
What companies use Grafana?
623 companies on StackShare use Grafana
What companies use StatsD?
91 companies on StackShare use StatsD
What tools integrate with Grafana?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Grafana
What tools integrate with StatsD?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with StatsD

What are some alternatives to Grafana and StatsD?

  • 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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