Kibana vs Prometheus vs Zabbix

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Kibana

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Prometheus

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Zabbix

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Decisions about Kibana, Prometheus, and Zabbix
Leonardo Henrique da Silva Paixão

The objective of this work was to develop a system to monitor the materials of a production line using IoT technology. Currently, the process of monitoring and replacing parts depends on manual services. For this, load cells, microcontroller, Broker MQTT, Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana were used. It was implemented in a workflow that had the function of collecting sensor data, storing it in a database, and visualizing it in the form of weight and quantity. With these developed solutions, he hopes to contribute to the logistics area, in the replacement and control of materials.

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Pros of Kibana
Pros of Prometheus
Pros of Zabbix
  • 86
    Easy to setup
  • 61
    Free
  • 44
    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
  • 40
    Powerful easy to use monitoring
  • 38
    Flexible query language
  • 31
    Dimensional data model
  • 22
    Alerts
  • 21
    Active and responsive community
  • 18
    Easy to setup
  • 18
    Extensive integrations
  • 11
    Beautiful Model and Query language
  • 7
    Easy to extend
  • 6
    Nice
  • 3
    Written in Go
  • 1
    Good for experimentation
  • 1
    Easy for monitoring
  • 13
    Free
  • 7
    Alerts
  • 5
    Service/node/network discovery
  • 5
    Templates
  • 4
    Base metrics from the box
  • 3
    Multi-dashboards
  • 3
    SMS/Email/Messenger alerts
  • 2
    Supports Graphs ans screens
  • 2
    Support proxies (for monitoring remote branches)
  • 2
    Grafana plugin available
  • 1
    API available for creating own apps
  • 1
    Templates free available (Zabbix Share)
  • 1
    Works with multiple databases
  • 1
    Supports large variety of Operating Systems
  • 1
    Supports multiple protocols/agents
  • 1
    Complete Logs Report
  • 1
    Advanced integrations
  • 1
    Supports JMX (Java, Tomcat, Jboss, ...)
  • 1
    Perform website checking (response time, loading, ...)

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Cons of Kibana
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Cons of Zabbix
  • 5
    Unintuituve
  • 3
    Elasticsearch is huge
  • 3
    Works on top of elastic only
  • 2
    Hardweight UI
  • 8
    Just for metrics
  • 5
    Needs monitoring to access metrics endpoints
  • 4
    Bad UI
  • 2
    Supports only active agents
  • 2
    Written in Go
  • 2
    Not easy to configure and use
  • 1
    Requires multiple applications and tools
  • 1
    TLS is quite difficult to understand
  • 4
    The UI is in PHP
  • 2
    Puppet module is sluggish

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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 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 Zabbix?

Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.

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