Prometheus vs Zabbix: 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; Zabbix: Track, record, alert and visualize performance and availability of IT resources. Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
Prometheus and Zabbix can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.
Prometheus and Zabbix are both open source tools. Prometheus with 24.6K GitHub stars and 3.49K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Zabbix with 493 GitHub stars and 182 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Prometheus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 235 company stacks & 84 developers stacks; compared to Zabbix, which is listed in 46 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.
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