Graphite vs NGINX Amplify

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Graphite vs NGINX Amplify: What are the differences?

Graphite: A highly scalable real-time graphing system. Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand; NGINX Amplify: Monitoring and management tool for NGINX. NGINX Amplify is a SaaS monitoring tool for NGINX. Amplify offers an easy way to implement NGINX monitoring, keep track of the infrastructure, and improve NGINX configuration by using static analyzer.

Graphite and NGINX Amplify belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Graphite are:

  • carbon - a Twisted daemon that listens for time-series data
  • whisper - a simple database library for storing time-series data (similar in design to RRD)
  • graphite webapp - A Django webapp that renders graphs on-demand using Cairo

On the other hand, NGINX Amplify provides the following key features:

  • NGINX monitoring made easy — start in 3 simple steps, in under 5 minutes
  • Metrics for NGINX, PHP-FPM, MySQL, Linux, and Docker
  • Extended NGINX metric collector

Graphite and NGINX Amplify are both open source tools. Graphite with 4.59K GitHub stars and 1.2K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than NGINX Amplify with 216 GitHub stars and 39 GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, Twitch, and hike are some of the popular companies that use Graphite, whereas NGINX Amplify is used by NGINX Inc., Wakapad, and CWorks. Graphite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 97 company stacks & 21 developers stacks; compared to NGINX Amplify, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Susmita Meher
Senior SRE at African Bank · | 4 upvotes · 393.8K views
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Looking for a tool which can be used for mainly dashboard purposes, but here are the main requirements:

  • Must be able to get custom data from AS400,
  • Able to display automation test results,
  • System monitoring / Nginx API,
  • Able to get data from 3rd parties DB.

Grafana is almost solving all the problems, except AS400 and no database to get automation test results.

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Sakti Behera
Technical Specialist, Software Engineering at AT&T · | 3 upvotes · 191.9K views

You can look out for Prometheus Instrumentation (https://prometheus.io/docs/practices/instrumentation/) Client Library available in various languages https://prometheus.io/docs/instrumenting/clientlibs/ to create the custom metric you need for AS4000 and then Grafana can query the newly instrumented metric to show on the dashboard.

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    What is Graphite?

    Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand

    What is NGINX Amplify?

    NGINX Amplify is a SaaS monitoring tool for NGINX. Amplify offers an easy way to implement NGINX monitoring, keep track of the infrastructure, and improve NGINX configuration by using static analyzer.

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