Kibana vs. Nagios vs. Shinken

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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 Shinken?

Shinken's main goal is to give users a flexible architecture for their monitoring system that is designed to scale to large environments. Shinken is backwards-compatible with the Nagios configuration standard and plugins. It works on any operating system and architecture that supports Python, which includes Windows, GNU/Linux and FreeBSD.
Why do developers choose Kibana?
Why do you like Kibana?

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

Why do developers choose Shinken?
Why do you like Shinken?

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 Shinken?
No Cons submitted yet for Shinken
Downsides of Shinken?

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How much does Kibana cost?
Kibana Pricing
How much does Nagios cost?
How much does Shinken cost?
What companies use Kibana?
1091 companies on StackShare use Kibana
What companies use Nagios?
219 companies on StackShare use Nagios
What companies use Shinken?
3 companies on StackShare use Shinken
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 Shinken?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Shinken

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

  • 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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