Sensu vs Zabbix: What are the differences?
Sensu: Open source monitoring framework. 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; 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.
Sensu and Zabbix can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.
Sensu and Zabbix are both open source tools. Sensu with 2.96K GitHub stars and 388 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Zabbix with 493 GitHub stars and 182 GitHub forks.
dotmailer, JPush, and RELEX Solutions are some of the popular companies that use Zabbix, whereas Sensu is used by SendGrid, Kairos, and SimpleCrypto. Zabbix has a broader approval, being mentioned in 46 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to Sensu, which is listed in 30 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.