StatsD vs. Sensu

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What is StatsD?

StatsD is a front-end proxy for the Graphite/Carbon metrics server, originally written by Etsy's Erik Kastner. StatsD is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

What is Sensu?

A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.

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Why do developers choose StatsD?
Why do you like StatsD?

Why do developers choose Sensu?
Why do you like Sensu?

What are the cons of using StatsD?
Downsides of StatsD?

What are the cons of using Sensu?
No Cons submitted yet for Sensu
Downsides of Sensu?

How much does StatsD cost?
How much does Sensu cost?
What companies use StatsD?
91 companies on StackShare use StatsD
What companies use Sensu?
40 companies on StackShare use Sensu
What tools integrate with StatsD?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with StatsD
What tools integrate with Sensu?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu

What are some alternatives to StatsD and Sensu?

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
  • Nagios - Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services

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