PA Server Monitor vs StatsD

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PA Server Monitor vs StatsD: What are the differences?

What is PA Server Monitor? Powerful Network and Server Monitoring Software. It is a server monitoring and network monitoring software application. The main function of the software is to monitor performance of servers and network devices in Windows and Linux environments. Data is kept on customers servers, not stored in the cloud.

What is StatsD? Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation. StatsD is a front-end proxy for the Graphite/Carbon metrics server, originally written by Etsy's Erik Kastner. StatsD is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

PA Server Monitor and StatsD can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by PA Server Monitor are:

  • PA Server Monitor can watch: Event logs on local & remote Windows servers
  • Ping response times
  • CPU & memory usage

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

  • buckets: Each stat is in its own "bucket". They are not predefined anywhere. Buckets can be named anything that will translate to Graphite (periods make folders, etc)
  • values: Each stat will have a value. How it is interpreted depends on modifiers. In general values should be integer.
  • flush: After the flush interval timeout (defined by config.flushInterval, default 10 seconds), stats are aggregated and sent to an upstream backend service.

StatsD is an open source tool with 14.2K GitHub stars and 1.83K GitHub forks. Here's a link to StatsD's open source repository on GitHub.

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      Open source
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      Loads of integrations
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        No authentication; cannot be used over Internet

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      What is PA Server Monitor?

      It is a server monitoring and network monitoring software application. The main function of the software is to monitor performance of servers and network devices in Windows and Linux environments. Data is kept on customers servers, not stored in the cloud.

      What is StatsD?

      It is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP or TCP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

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