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Librato vs Prometheus: What are the differences?

What is Librato? Real-Time Cloud Monitoring. Librato provides a complete solution for monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact your business at all levels of the stack. We provide everything you need to visualize, analyze, and actively alert on the metrics that matter to you.

What is Prometheus? An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud. 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.

Librato can be classified as a tool in the "Performance Monitoring" category, while Prometheus is grouped under "Monitoring Tools".

Some of the features offered by Librato are:

  • REST API accepts any metrics you define
  • Turnkey integration with AWS, Heroku, collectd, and more
  • Integrates with more than 100 open-source agents, and language bindings

On the other hand, Prometheus provides the following key features:

  • a multi-dimensional data model (timeseries defined by metric name and set of key/value dimensions)
  • a flexible query language to leverage this dimensionality
  • no dependency on distributed storage

"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Librato, while over 32 developers mention "Powerful easy to use monitoring" as the leading cause for choosing Prometheus.

Prometheus is an open source tool with 24.6K GitHub stars and 3.49K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Prometheus's open source repository on GitHub.

Uber Technologies, DigitalOcean, and Soundcloud are some of the popular companies that use Prometheus, whereas Librato is used by Product Hunt, Baremetrics, and Chargify. Prometheus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 235 company stacks & 84 developers stacks; compared to Librato, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is Librato?

Librato provides a complete solution for monitoring and understanding the metrics that impact your business at all levels of the stack. We provide everything you need to visualize, analyze, and actively alert on the metrics that matter to you.

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.
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    Decisions about Librato and Prometheus
    Joseph Irving
    Joseph Irving
    DevOps Engineer at uSwitch · | 4 upvotes · 25.3K views
    atuSwitchuSwitch
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes
    Prometheus
    Prometheus
    Thanos
    Thanos

    We recently implemented Thanos alongside Prometheus into our Kubernetes clusters, we had previously used a variety of different metrics systems and we wanted to make life simpler for everyone by just picking one.

    Prometheus seemed like an obvious choice due to its powerful querying language, native Kubernetes support and great community. However we found it somewhat lacking when it came to being highly available, something that would be very important if we wanted this to be the single source of all our metrics.

    Thanos came along and solved a lot of these problems. It allowed us to run multiple Prometheis without duplicating metrics, query multiple Prometheus clusters at once, and easily back up data and then query it. Now we have a single place to go if you want to view metrics across all our clusters, with many layers of redundancy to make sure this monitoring solution is as reliable and resilient as we could reasonably make it.

    If you're interested in a bit more detail feel free to check out the blog I wrote on the subject that's linked.

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    Conor Myhrvold
    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 9 upvotes · 489.7K views
    atUber TechnologiesUber Technologies
    Nagios
    Nagios
    Grafana
    Grafana
    Graphite
    Graphite
    Prometheus
    Prometheus

    Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

    By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

    To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

    https://eng.uber.com/m3/

    (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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    Raja Subramaniam Mahali
    Raja Subramaniam Mahali
    Sysdig
    Sysdig
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes
    Prometheus
    Prometheus

    We have Prometheus as a monitoring engine as a part of our stack which contains Kubernetes cluster, container images and other open source tools. Also, I am aware that Sysdig can be integrated with Prometheus but I really wanted to know whether Sysdig or sysdig+prometheus will make better monitoring solution.

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    How developers use Librato and Prometheus
    Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses PrometheusPrometheus

    We primarily use Prometheus to gather metrics and statistics to display them in Grafana. Aside from that we poll Prometheus for our orchestration-solution "JCOverseer" to determine, which host is least occupied at the moment.

    Avatar of Tom Staijen
    Tom Staijen uses PrometheusPrometheus

    Gather metrics from systems and applications. Evaluate alerting rules. Alerts are pushed to OpsGenie and Slack.

    Avatar of HyVive
    HyVive uses PrometheusPrometheus

    We primarily use Prometheus to gather metrics and statistics to display them in Grafana.

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    Coolfront Technologies uses LibratoLibrato

    Used to monitor Coolfront Mobile environment.

    Avatar of Bùi Thanh
    Bùi Thanh uses PrometheusPrometheus
    • Simple operation and easy to deploy.
    Avatar of Endource
    Endource uses LibratoLibrato

    Tracking health metrics

    Avatar of Roy Olsen
    Roy Olsen uses PrometheusPrometheus

    Predictive monitoring.

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