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Zipkin vs Kiali: What are the differences?

Zipkin: A distributed tracing system. It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures. Features include both the collection and lookup of this data; Kiali: Service mesh observability and configuration. It is an observability console for Istio with service mesh configuration capabilities. It helps you to understand the structure of your service mesh by inferring the topology, and also provides the health of your mesh.

Zipkin and Kiali can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

Zipkin is an open source tool with 11.5K GitHub stars and 2.09K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Zipkin's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Kiali?

    It is an observability console for Istio with service mesh configuration capabilities. It helps you to understand the structure of your service mesh by inferring the topology, and also provides the health of your mesh.

    What is Zipkin?

    It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures. Features include both the collection and lookup of this data.

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    What are some alternatives to Kiali and Zipkin?
    Jaeger
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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.
    Istio
    Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.
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    Kibana
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