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Alternatives to Sysdig

Prometheus, New Relic, Datadog, osquery, and AppDynamics are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Sysdig.
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What is Sysdig and what are its top alternatives?

Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Sysdig is scriptable in Lua and includes a command line interface and a powerful interactive UI, csysdig, that runs in your terminal. Think of sysdig as strace + tcpdump + htop + iftop + lsof + awesome sauce. With state of the art container visibility on top.
Sysdig is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Sysdig is an open source tool with 7.1K GitHub stars and 707 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Sysdig's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Sysdig

  • Prometheus
    Prometheus

    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. ...

  • New Relic
    New Relic

    The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions and create best-in-class digital experiences. If you run software, you need to run New Relic. More than 50% of the Fortune 100 do too. ...

  • Datadog
    Datadog

    Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog! ...

  • osquery
    osquery

    osquery exposes an operating system as a high-performance relational database. This allows you to write SQL-based queries to explore operating system data. With osquery, SQL tables represent abstract concepts such as running processes, loaded kernel modules, open network connections, browser plugins, hardware events or file hashes. ...

  • AppDynamics
    AppDynamics

    AppDynamics develops application performance management (APM) solutions that deliver problem resolution for highly distributed applications through transaction flow monitoring and deep diagnostics. ...

  • Dynatrace
    Dynatrace

    It is an AI-powered, full stack, automated performance management solution. It provides user experience analysis that identifies and resolves application performance issues faster than ever before. ...

  • Falco
    Falco

    It is an Open Source WebPageTest runner. It helps you monitor, analyze, and optimize your websites. ...

  • Grafana
    Grafana

    Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins. ...

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    Flexible query language
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    Alerts
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    Active and responsive community
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    Extensive integrations
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    Easy to setup
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    Beautiful Model and Query language
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    Easy to extend
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    Nice
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    Written in Go
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    Good for experimentation
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    Easy for monitoring
CONS OF PROMETHEUS
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    Just for metrics
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    Bad UI
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    Needs monitoring to access metrics endpoints
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    Not easy to configure and use
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    Supports only active agents
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    Written in Go
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    TLS is quite difficult to understand
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    Requires multiple applications and tools
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Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 15 upvotes · 3.3M views

Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

https://eng.uber.com/m3/

(GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

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Matt Menzenski
Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt · | 15 upvotes · 350.2K views

Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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New Relic

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    Ease of use
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    Great ui
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    Free tier
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    Great tool for insights
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    Heroku Integration
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    Market leader
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    Peace of mind
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    Push notifications
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    Email notifications
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Error Detection and Alerting
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    Multiple language support
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    SQL Analysis
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    Server Resources Monitoring
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    Transaction Tracing
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    Azure Add-on
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    Apdex Scores
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    Analysis of CPU, Disk, Memory, and Network
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    Detailed reports
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    Error Analysis
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    Application Availability Monitoring and Alerting
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    Performance of External Services
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    Application Response Times
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    Most Time Consuming Transactions
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    JVM Performance Analyzer (Java)
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    Top Database Operations
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    Browser Transaction Tracing
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    Easy to use
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    Application Map
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    Pagoda Box integration
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    Custom Dashboards
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    Weekly Performance Email
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    Easy visibility
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    App Speed Index
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    Easy to setup
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    Background Jobs Transaction Analysis
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    Real User Monitoring Overview
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    Metric Data Resolution
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    Metric Data Retention
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    Team Collaboration Tools
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    Rails integration
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    Super Expensive
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    Worst Transactions by User Dissatisfaction
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    Free
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    Real User Monitoring Analysis and Breakdown
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    Incident Detection and Alerting
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    Best of the best, what more can you ask for
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    Best monitoring on the market
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    Time Comparisons
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    Access to Performance Data API
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    Pricing model doesn't suit microservices
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Current Environment: .NET Core Web app hosted on Microsoft IIS

Future Environment: Web app will be hosted on Microsoft Azure

Tech Stacks: IIS, RabbitMQ, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

Please advise on the above. Thanks!

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Sebastian Gębski

Regarding Continuous Integration - we've started with something very easy to set up - CircleCI , but with time we're adding more & more complex pipelines - we use Jenkins to configure & run those. It's much more effort, but at some point we had to pay for the flexibility we expected. Our source code version control is Git (which probably doesn't require a rationale these days) and we keep repos in GitHub - since the very beginning & we never considered moving out. Our primary monitoring these days is in New Relic (Ruby & SPA apps) and AppSignal (Elixir apps) - we're considering unifying it in New Relic , but this will require some improvements in Elixir app observability. For error reporting we use Sentry (a very popular choice in this class) & we collect our distributed logs using Logentries (to avoid semi-manual handling here).

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    Great visualization
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    Events + metrics = clarity
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    Custom metrics
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    Notifications
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    Flexibility
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    Free & paid plans
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    Great customer support
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    Makes my life easier
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    Adapts automatically as i scale up
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    Easy setup and plugins
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    Super easy and powerful
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    AWS support
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    Cost
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    Automation tools
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    Source control and bug tracking
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    Simple, powerful, great for infra
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    Expensive
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    Easy to Analyze
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    Full visibility of applications
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    Monitor almost everything
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    Best than others
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    Good for Startups
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    Free setup
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    Best in the field
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CONS OF DATADOG
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    Expensive
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    No errors exception tracking
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    External Network Goes Down You Wont Be Logging
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    Complicated

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Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We’ve got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We’ve definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven’t had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We’ve started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we’ve seen. We capture any unhandled exceptions with Rollbar and, if we realize one will keep happening, we quickly convert the metrics to point back to Datadog, to keep Rollbar as clean as possible.

We use Segment to consolidate all of our trackers, the most important of which goes to Amplitude to analyze user patterns. However, if we need a more consolidated view, we push all of our data to our own data warehouse running PostgreSQL; this is available for analytics and dashboard creation through Looker.

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We are looking for a centralised monitoring solution for our application deployed on Amazon EKS. We would like to monitor using metrics from Kubernetes, AWS services (NeptuneDB, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, etc) and application microservice's custom metrics.

We are expected to use around 80 microservices (not replicas). I think a total of 200-250 microservices will be there in the system with 10-12 slave nodes.

We tried Prometheus but it looks like maintenance is a big issue. We need to manage scaling, maintaining the storage, and dealing with multiple exporters and Grafana. I felt this itself needs few dedicated resources (at least 2-3 people) to manage. Not sure if I am thinking in the correct direction. Please confirm.

You mentioned Datadog and Sysdig charges per host. Does it charge per slave node?

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osquery

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Expose the operating system as a relational database (project of Linux Foundation)
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      PROS OF APPDYNAMICS
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        Powerful
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        Great visualization
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        Real-Time Visibility
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        Easy Setup
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        Comprehensive Coverage of Programming Languages
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        Deep DB Troubleshooting
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        Excellent Customer Support
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      Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

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      Dynatrace

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      PROS OF DYNATRACE
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        Automated RCA
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        Out-of-the-box distributed transaction tracing
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        Built on massive industry expertise (since 2005)
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        Applications & Microservices
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        AI-powered platform
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        Application Security
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        Built on API-first design principles
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        Automatic instrumentathird generation full stack Agents
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        Analytics vMotion events detection Discovery Performanc
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        Automation
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        Easy setup
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        Accelerate software delivery
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        Business Analytics
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        Digital Experience
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        Infrastructure Monitoring
      CONS OF DYNATRACE
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        Application Security
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        Real User Monitoring
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        Infrastructure Monitoring
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        Applications & Microservices
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        AI-powered platform

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      Hey there! We are looking at Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, and New Relic as options for our web application monitoring.

      Current Environment: .NET Core Web app hosted on Microsoft IIS

      Future Environment: Web app will be hosted on Microsoft Azure

      Tech Stacks: IIS, RabbitMQ, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server

      Requirement: Infra Monitoring, APM, Real - User Monitoring (User activity monitoring i.e., time spent on a page, most active page, etc.), Service Tracing, Root Cause Analysis, and Centralized Log Management.

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      Falco

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            Nicer than the Graphite web interface
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            Many integrations
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            Can build dashboards
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            Can collaborate on dashboards
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            Easy to specify time window
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            Dashboards contain number tiles
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            Click and drag to zoom in
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            Integration with InfluxDB
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            Open Source
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            Authentification and users management
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            Threshold limits in graphs
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            Simple and native support to Prometheus
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            It is open to cloud watch and many database
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            Alerts
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            You can use this for development to check memcache
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            Great community support
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            Grapsh as code
          CONS OF GRAFANA
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          Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 15 upvotes · 3.3M views

          Why we spent several years building an open source, large-scale metrics alerting system, M3, built for Prometheus:

          By late 2014, all services, infrastructure, and servers at Uber emitted metrics to a Graphite stack that stored them using the Whisper file format in a sharded Carbon cluster. We used Grafana for dashboarding and Nagios for alerting, issuing Graphite threshold checks via source-controlled scripts. While this worked for a while, expanding the Carbon cluster required a manual resharding process and, due to lack of replication, any single node’s disk failure caused permanent loss of its associated metrics. In short, this solution was not able to meet our needs as the company continued to grow.

          To ensure the scalability of Uber’s metrics backend, we decided to build out a system that provided fault tolerant metrics ingestion, storage, and querying as a managed platform...

          https://eng.uber.com/m3/

          (GitHub : https://github.com/m3db/m3)

          See more
          Matt Menzenski
          Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt · | 15 upvotes · 350.2K views

          Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

          See more