Prometheus vs. Graphite vs. StatsD

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What is 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.

What is Graphite?

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

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 Prometheus?
Why do you like Prometheus?

Why do developers choose Graphite?
Why do you like Graphite?

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

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

What are the cons of using Graphite?
No Cons submitted yet for Graphite
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What are the cons of using StatsD?
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How much does Prometheus cost?
How much does Graphite cost?
How much does StatsD cost?
What companies use Prometheus?
268 companies on StackShare use Prometheus
What companies use Graphite?
121 companies on StackShare use Graphite
What companies use StatsD?
91 companies on StackShare use StatsD
What tools integrate with Prometheus?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with Prometheus
What tools integrate with Graphite?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Graphite
What tools integrate with StatsD?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with StatsD

What are some alternatives to Prometheus, Graphite, and StatsD?

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
  • Zabbix - Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources

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