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NetData vs Prometheus: What are the differences?

What is NetData? Real-time performance monitoring, done right!. Netdata is distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring for systems and applications. It is a highly optimized monitoring agent you install on all your systems and containers.

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.

NetData and Prometheus belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.

"Free" is the top reason why over 8 developers like NetData, while over 32 developers mention "Powerful easy to use monitoring" as the leading cause for choosing Prometheus.

NetData and Prometheus are both open source tools. It seems that NetData with 39K GitHub stars and 3.44K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Prometheus with 24.6K GitHub stars and 3.49K GitHub forks.

Slack, Docplanner, and Uber Technologies are some of the popular companies that use Prometheus, whereas NetData is used by Augmedix, Kistriver, and Veaver Inc.. Prometheus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 235 company stacks & 84 developers stacks; compared to NetData, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

What is NetData?

Netdata is distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring for systems and applications. It is a highly optimized monitoring agent you install on all your systems and containers.

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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    What are some alternatives to NetData and Prometheus?
    Grafana
    Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
    Zabbix
    Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
    Nagios
    Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
    Munin
    Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.
    ELK
    It is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.
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    Decisions about NetData and Prometheus
    Joseph Irving
    Joseph Irving
    DevOps Engineer at uSwitch · | 4 upvotes · 31.1K views
    atuSwitchuSwitch
    Thanos
    Thanos
    Prometheus
    Prometheus
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes

    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 · | 10 upvotes · 651.9K views
    atUber TechnologiesUber Technologies
    Prometheus
    Prometheus
    Graphite
    Graphite
    Grafana
    Grafana
    Nagios
    Nagios

    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
    Prometheus
    Prometheus
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes
    Sysdig
    Sysdig

    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 NetData 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 BĂąi Thanh
    BĂąi Thanh uses PrometheusPrometheus
    • Simple operation and easy to deploy.
    Avatar of Roy Olsen
    Roy Olsen uses PrometheusPrometheus

    Predictive monitoring.

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