Kibana vs Sysdig: What are the differences?
Developers describe Kibana as "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. On the other hand, Sysdig is detailed as "Open source container monitoring for all Linux container technologies, including Docker, LXC, etc". Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze Sysdig is scriptable in Lua and includes a command line interface and a powerful interactive UI, csysdig, that runs in your terminal. Think of sysdig as strace + tcpdump + htop + iftop + lsof + awesome sauce. With state of the art container visibility on top..
Kibana and Sysdig can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by Kibana are:
- Flexible analytics and visualization platform
- Real-time summary and charting of streaming data
- Intuitive interface for a variety of users
On the other hand, Sysdig provides the following key features:
- Real-Time Dashboard
- Historical Replay
- Dynamic Topology
"Easy to setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Kibana over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Sysdig.
Kibana and Sysdig are both open source tools. Kibana with 12.2K GitHub stars and 4.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Sysdig with 5.68K GitHub stars and 526 GitHub forks.
Airbnb, DigitalOcean, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Kibana, whereas Sysdig is used by Vungle, CommonBond, and Gini. Kibana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 889 company stacks & 453 developers stacks; compared to Sysdig, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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