Sensu vs. Prometheus vs. Kibana

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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.

What is Prometheus?

Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.

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.

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What companies use Sensu?
30 companies on StackShare use Sensu
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160 companies on StackShare use Prometheus
What companies use Kibana?
700 companies on StackShare use Kibana


What tools integrate with Sensu?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu
What tools integrate with Prometheus?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Prometheus
What tools integrate with Kibana?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Kibana

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

  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services
  • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system
  • StatsD - Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation

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