Kibana vs. Nagios vs. Sensu

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What is Kibana?

Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.

What is Nagios?

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

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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Why do developers choose Kibana?
Why do you like Kibana?

Why do developers choose Nagios?
Why do you like Nagios?

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

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

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

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

How much does Kibana cost?
Kibana Pricing
How much does Nagios cost?
How much does Sensu cost?
What companies use Kibana?
1051 companies on StackShare use Kibana
What companies use Nagios?
218 companies on StackShare use Nagios
What companies use Sensu?
40 companies on StackShare use Sensu
What tools integrate with Kibana?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Kibana
What tools integrate with Nagios?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with Nagios
What tools integrate with Sensu?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu

What are some alternatives to Kibana, Nagios, and Sensu?

  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
  • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system
  • Zabbix - Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources

See all alternatives to Kibana

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