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Nagios vs SignalFx: What are the differences?

What is Nagios? Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services. Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

What is SignalFx? Monitoring and Operational Intelligence for the Cloud. We provide operational intelligence for today’s elastic architectures through monitoring specifically designed for microservices and containers with: -powerful and proactive alerting -metrics aggregation -visualization into time series data.

Nagios and SignalFx are primarily classified as "Monitoring" and "Performance Monitoring" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Nagios are:

  • Monitor your entire IT infrastructure
  • Spot problems before they occur
  • Know immediately when problems arise

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

  • Beautiful streaming visualizations
  • Meaningful, fast alerting using SignalFlow analytics
  • High resolution metrics up to 1 sec

Nagios is an open source tool with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nagios's open source repository on GitHub.

Uber Technologies, Dropbox, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Nagios, whereas SignalFx is used by Clever, SignalFx, and Cadre. Nagios has a broader approval, being mentioned in 177 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to SignalFx, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about Nagios and SignalFx
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 54K views
  • free open source
  • modern interface and architecture
  • large community
  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point. That's why Icinga started first as a fork, not with Icinga2 it is completely built from scratch but backward-compatible with Nagios plugins. Now it has reached a state with which I am confident.
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Pros of Nagios
Pros of SignalFx
  • 53
    It just works
  • 28
    The standard
  • 12
    Customizable
  • 8
    The Most flexible monitoring system
  • 1
    Huge stack of free checks/plugins to choose from
  • 5
    High cardinality
  • 5
    Scalability
  • 4
    World class customer support
  • 4
    Easy to install
  • 4
    Fastest alerts

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What is Nagios?

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

What is SignalFx?

We provide operational intelligence for today’s elastic architectures through monitoring specifically designed for microservices and containers with: -powerful and proactive alerting -metrics aggregation -visualization into time series data

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