Grafana vs Redash: What are the differences?
Grafana: Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor. 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; Redash: Easily query an existing database, share the dataset and visualize it in different ways. Redash helps you make sense of your data. Connect and query your data sources, build dashboards to visualize data and share them with your company.
Grafana can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Tools" category, while Redash is grouped under "Business Intelligence".
Some of the features offered by Grafana are:
- Create, edit, save & search dashboards
- Change column spans and row heights
- Drag and drop panels to rearrange
On the other hand, Redash provides the following key features:
- Query Editor
Grafana and Redash are both open source tools. It seems that Grafana with 29.7K GitHub stars and 5.64K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Redash with 13.1K GitHub stars and 2.17K GitHub forks.
Uber Technologies, DigitalOcean, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Grafana, whereas Redash is used by Sentry, Brilliant, and Implisit. Grafana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 579 company stacks & 325 developers stacks; compared to Redash, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.