Graphite vs. StatsD vs. Sensu



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Description

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).

What is Sensu?

A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.

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Pros

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

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

Why do developers choose Sensu?
Why do you like Sensu?

Cons

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

What are the cons of using Sensu?
No Cons submitted yet for Sensu
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Pricing

How much does Graphite cost?
How much does StatsD cost?
How much does Sensu cost?

Companies

What companies use Graphite?
120 companies on StackShare use Graphite
What companies use StatsD?
89 companies on StackShare use StatsD
What companies use Sensu?
40 companies on StackShare use Sensu

Integrations

What tools integrate with Graphite?
11 tools on StackShare integrate with Graphite
What tools integrate with StatsD?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with StatsD
What tools integrate with Sensu?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu

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

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • 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

See all alternatives to Graphite

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