Prometheus vs. Nagios vs. RRDtool

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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 Nagios?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

What is RRDtool?

RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.

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Why do developers choose Prometheus?
Why do you like Prometheus?

Why do developers choose Nagios?
Why do you like Nagios?

Why do developers choose RRDtool?
Why do you like RRDtool?

What are the cons of using Prometheus?
Downsides of Prometheus?

What are the cons of using Nagios?
No Cons submitted yet for Nagios
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What are the cons of using RRDtool?
No Cons submitted yet for RRDtool
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How much does Prometheus cost?
How much does Nagios cost?
How much does RRDtool cost?
What companies use Prometheus?
268 companies on StackShare use Prometheus
What companies use Nagios?
218 companies on StackShare use Nagios
What companies use RRDtool?
0 companies on StackShare use RRDtool
What tools integrate with Prometheus?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with Prometheus
What tools integrate with Nagios?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with Nagios
What tools integrate with RRDtool?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with RRDtool

What are some alternatives to Prometheus, Nagios, and RRDtool?

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system
  • Zabbix - Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources

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