What is Ganglia?
It is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters.
Ganglia is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses Ganglia?
5 companies reportedly use Ganglia in their tech stacks, including Twitch, hike, and general.
19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Ganglia.
Ganglia Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Ganglia?
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Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
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