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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