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.
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