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Graphite vs RRDtool: 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; RRDtool: High performance data logging and graphing system for time series data. RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.

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

"Render any graph" is the primary reason why developers consider Graphite over the competitors, whereas "Do one thing and do it well" was stated as the key factor in picking RRDtool.

Graphite and RRDtool are both open source tools. It seems that Graphite with 4.58K GitHub stars and 1.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than RRDtool with 562 GitHub stars and 199 GitHub forks.

What is Graphite?

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

What is RRDtool?

RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.
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        Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

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        Onezino Gabriel uses GraphiteGraphite

        Utilizando computa莽茫o em nuvens e o modelo de pagar pelo uso com _graphite _n贸s conseguimos analisar todos os logs de informa莽茫o gerada pelo sistema.

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        Tongliang Liu uses GraphiteGraphite

        Great metrics visualization tool together with StatsD.

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