Prometheus vs Splunk: 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; Splunk: Search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data. Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
Prometheus belongs to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack, while Splunk can be primarily classified under "Log Management".
Prometheus is an open source tool with 25K GitHub stars and 3.56K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Prometheus's open source repository on GitHub.
Uber Technologies, Slack, and DigitalOcean are some of the popular companies that use Prometheus, whereas Splunk is used by Starbucks, Intuit, and Razorpay. Prometheus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 244 company stacks & 85 developers stacks; compared to Splunk, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.
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