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Prometheus vs Statsite: 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; Statsite: C implementation of statsd. Statsite is a metrics aggregation server. Statsite is based heavily on Etsy's StatsD https://github.com/etsy/statsd, and is wire compatible.

Prometheus and Statsite can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Prometheus are:

  • a multi-dimensional data model (timeseries defined by metric name and set of key/value dimensions)
  • a flexible query language to leverage this dimensionality
  • no dependency on distributed storage

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

  • Multiple metric types
  • Efficient summary metrics for timer data
  • Dynamic set implementation

Prometheus and Statsite are both open source tools. It seems that Prometheus with 25K GitHub stars and 3.55K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Statsite with 1.73K GitHub stars and 241 GitHub forks.

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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.

What is Statsite?

Statsite is a metrics aggregation server. Statsite is based heavily on Etsy's StatsD https://github.com/etsy/statsd, and is wire compatible.
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          What are some alternatives to Prometheus and Statsite?
          Grafana
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          Splunk
          Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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          Decisions about Prometheus and Statsite
          Joseph Irving
          Joseph Irving
          DevOps Engineer at uSwitch · | 4 upvotes · 28.1K views
          atuSwitchuSwitch
          Kubernetes
          Kubernetes
          Prometheus
          Prometheus
          Thanos
          Thanos

          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 · | 9 upvotes · 548.9K views
          atUber TechnologiesUber Technologies
          Nagios
          Nagios
          Grafana
          Grafana
          Graphite
          Graphite
          Prometheus
          Prometheus

          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
          Sysdig
          Sysdig
          Kubernetes
          Kubernetes
          Prometheus
          Prometheus

          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 Prometheus and Statsite
          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 Bùi Thanh
          Bùi Thanh uses PrometheusPrometheus
          • Simple operation and easy to deploy.
          Avatar of Roy Olsen
          Roy Olsen uses PrometheusPrometheus

          Predictive monitoring.

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