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SignalFx vs Zipkin: What are the differences?

What is SignalFx? Monitoring and Operational Intelligence for the Cloud. We provide operational intelligence for today’s elastic architectures through monitoring specifically designed for microservices and containers with: -powerful and proactive alerting -metrics aggregation -visualization into time series data.

What is Zipkin? A distributed tracing system. It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures. Features include both the collection and lookup of this data.

SignalFx belongs to "Performance Monitoring" category of the tech stack, while Zipkin can be primarily classified under "Monitoring Tools".

Zipkin is an open source tool with 11.4K GitHub stars and 2.07K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Zipkin's open source repository on GitHub.

Medidata Solutions, Bluestem Brands, and Finciero are some of the popular companies that use Zipkin, whereas SignalFx is used by Clever, SignalFx, and Cadre. Zipkin has a broader approval, being mentioned in 6 company stacks & 10 developers stacks; compared to SignalFx, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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What is SignalFx?

We provide operational intelligence for today’s elastic architectures through monitoring specifically designed for microservices and containers with: -powerful and proactive alerting -metrics aggregation -visualization into time series data

What is Zipkin?

It helps gather timing data needed to troubleshoot latency problems in service architectures. Features include both the collection and lookup of this data.
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      We use SignalFx to monitor all of SignalFx.. that include the entire stack from core services like Cassandra and AWS EC2 up through custom application metrics from SignalFx itself.

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