Prometheus vs Sysdig: What are the differences?
Developers describe Prometheus as "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. On the other hand, Sysdig is detailed as "Open source container monitoring for all Linux container technologies, including Docker, LXC, etc". Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze Sysdig is scriptable in Lua and includes a command line interface and a powerful interactive UI, csysdig, that runs in your terminal. Think of sysdig as strace + tcpdump + htop + iftop + lsof + awesome sauce. With state of the art container visibility on top..
Prometheus and Sysdig can be primarily classified 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, Sysdig provides the following key features:
- Real-Time Dashboard
- Historical Replay
- Dynamic Topology
"Powerful easy to use monitoring" is the primary reason why developers consider Prometheus over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Sysdig.
Prometheus and Sysdig are both open source tools. It seems that Prometheus with 25K GitHub stars and 3.55K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Sysdig with 5.7K GitHub stars and 530 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Prometheus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 243 company stacks & 85 developers stacks; compared to Sysdig, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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