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Graphite vs Munin: What are the differences?

Developers describe Graphite as "A highly scalable real-time graphing system". Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand. On the other hand, Munin is detailed as "PnP networked resource monitoring tool that can help to answer the what just happened to kill our performance". Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.

Graphite and Munin can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

Graphite and Munin are both open source tools. It seems that Graphite with 4.58K GitHub stars and 1.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Munin with 1.31K GitHub stars and 381 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Graphite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 96 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Munin, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Susmita Meher
Senior SRE at African Bank | 4 upvotes 路 573.5K views
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Looking for a tool which can be used for mainly dashboard purposes, but here are the main requirements:

  • Must be able to get custom data from AS400,
  • Able to display automation test results,
  • System monitoring / Nginx API,
  • Able to get data from 3rd parties DB.

Grafana is almost solving all the problems, except AS400 and no database to get automation test results.

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Sakti Behera
Technical Specialist, Software Engineering at AT&T | 3 upvotes 路 362.9K views

You can look out for Prometheus Instrumentation (https://prometheus.io/docs/practices/instrumentation/) Client Library available in various languages https://prometheus.io/docs/instrumenting/clientlibs/ to create the custom metric you need for AS4000 and then Grafana can query the newly instrumented metric to show on the dashboard.

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Pros of Graphite
Pros of Munin
  • 16
    Render any graph
  • 9
    Great functions to apply on timeseries
  • 8
    Well supported integrations
  • 6
    Includes event tracking
  • 3
    Rolling aggregation makes storage managable
  • 3
    Good defaults
  • 2
    Extremely fast to install
  • 2
    Alerts can trigger any command line program
  • 2
    Adheres to traditional Linux standards
  • 1
    Easy to write custom plugins

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What is Graphite?

Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand

What is Munin?

Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.

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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.
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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.
Kibana
Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
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