Prometheus vs RRDtool: What are the differences?
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; RRDtool: High performance data logging and graphing system for time series data. RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.
Prometheus and RRDtool belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.
"Powerful easy to use monitoring" is the top reason why over 32 developers like Prometheus, while over 2 developers mention "Do one thing and do it well" as the leading cause for choosing RRDtool.
Prometheus and RRDtool are both open source tools. It seems that Prometheus with 25K GitHub stars and 3.55K forks on GitHub has more adoption than RRDtool with 571 GitHub stars and 199 GitHub forks.
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