RRDtool vs Statsite: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is 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.
RRDtool and Statsite can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.
RRDtool and Statsite are both open source tools. It seems that Statsite with 1.73K GitHub stars and 241 forks on GitHub has more adoption than RRDtool with 571 GitHub stars and 199 GitHub forks.