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NetData vs Vulcan: What are the differences?

Developers describe NetData as "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. On the other hand, Vulcan is detailed as "DigitalOcean's API-compatible alternative to Prometheus". Vulcan is an API-compatible alternative to Prometheus. It aims to provide a better story for long-term storage, data durability, high cardinality metrics, high availability, and scalability. Vulcan is much more complex to operate, but should integrate with ease to an existing Prometheus environment.

NetData and Vulcan can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

NetData and Vulcan are both open source tools. NetData with 39.4K GitHub stars and 3.48K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Vulcan with 542 GitHub stars and 32 GitHub forks.

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 Vulcan?

Vulcan is an API-compatible alternative to Prometheus. It aims to provide a better story for long-term storage, data durability, high cardinality metrics, high availability, and scalability. Vulcan is much more complex to operate, but should integrate with ease to an existing Prometheus environment.
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