Kibana vs OpenTelemetry

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OpenTelemetry vs Kibana: What are the differences?

OpenTelemetry: A single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application. It provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application. You can analyze them using Prometheus, Jaeger, and other observability tools; Kibana: Explore & Visualize Your Data. 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.

OpenTelemetry and Kibana belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.

Kibana is an open source tool with 14.9K GitHub stars and 6.02K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kibana's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Kibana
Pros of OpenTelemetry
  • 88
    Easy to setup
  • 62
    Free
  • 45
    Can search text
  • 21
    Has pie chart
  • 13
    X-axis is not restricted to timestamp
  • 8
    Easy queries and is a good way to view logs
  • 6
    Supports Plugins
  • 3
    Dev Tools
  • 3
    More "user-friendly"
  • 3
    Can build dashboards
  • 2
    Easy to drill-down
  • 2
    Out-of-Box Dashboards/Analytics for Metrics/Heartbeat
  • 1
    Up and running
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    Cons of Kibana
    Cons of OpenTelemetry
    • 5
      Unintuituve
    • 3
      Elasticsearch is huge
    • 3
      Works on top of elastic only
    • 2
      Hardweight UI
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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 OpenTelemetry?

      It provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application. You can analyze them using Prometheus, Jaeger, and other observability tools.

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