Graphite vs Nagios

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Graphite vs Nagios: What are the differences?

Graphite: 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; Nagios: Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services. Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

Graphite and Nagios belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Graphite are:

  • carbon - a Twisted daemon that listens for time-series data
  • whisper - a simple database library for storing time-series data (similar in design to RRD)
  • graphite webapp - A Django webapp that renders graphs on-demand using Cairo

On the other hand, Nagios provides the following key features:

  • Monitor your entire IT infrastructure
  • Spot problems before they occur
  • Know immediately when problems arise

"Render any graph" is the top reason why over 14 developers like Graphite, while over 49 developers mention "It just works" as the leading cause for choosing Nagios.

Graphite and Nagios are both open source tools. Graphite with 4.59K GitHub stars and 1.2K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Nagios with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Nagios has a broader approval, being mentioned in 177 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Graphite, which is listed in 97 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

What is Graphite?

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

What is Nagios?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
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      Avatar of ShadowICT
      ShadowICT uses NagiosNagios

      We use Nagios to monitor our stack and alert us when problems arise. Nagios allows us to monitor every aspect of each of our servers such as running processes, CPU usage, disk usage, and more. This means that as soon as problems arise, we can detect them and call out an engineer to resolve the issues as soon as possible.

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      Onezino Gabriel uses GraphiteGraphite

      Utilizando computação em nuvens e o modelo de pagar pelo uso com _graphite _nós conseguimos analisar todos os logs de informação gerada pelo sistema.

      Avatar of Analytical Informatics
      Analytical Informatics uses NagiosNagios

      We use Nagios to monitor customer instances of Bridge and proactively alert us about issues like queue sizes, downed services, errors in logs, etc.

      Avatar of OnlineCity
      OnlineCity uses NagiosNagios

      We use nagios based OpsView to monitor our server farm and keep everything running smoothly.

      Avatar of Tongliang Liu
      Tongliang Liu uses GraphiteGraphite

      Great metrics visualization tool together with StatsD.

      Avatar of Peter Degen-Portnoy
      Peter Degen-Portnoy uses NagiosNagios

      Monitor web servers, databases, utility servers

      Avatar of Veggie Sailor
      Veggie Sailor uses NagiosNagios

      For the monitoring full stack of the platform.

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