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Susmita Meher
Senior SRE at African Bank | 4 upvotes 路 431.5K 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 路 227.6K 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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Pros of Graphite
Pros of Sensu
Pros of StatsD
  • 16
    Render any graph
  • 9
    Great functions to apply on timeseries
  • 7
    Well supported integrations
  • 5
    Includes event tracking
  • 2
    Rolling aggregation makes storage managable
  • 13
    Support for almost anything
  • 11
    Easy setup
  • 9
    Message routing
  • 7
    Devs can code their own checks
  • 5
    Ease of use
  • 3
    Nagios plugin compatibility
  • 3
    Price
  • 3
    Easy configuration, scales well and performance is good
  • 1
    Written in Go
  • 9
    Open source
  • 7
    Single responsibility
  • 5
    Efficient wire format
  • 3
    Loads of integrations
  • 3
    Handles aggregation
  • 1
    Many implementations
  • 1
    Scales well
  • 1
    Simple to use
  • 1
    NodeJS

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Cons of Graphite
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    • 1
      Plugins
    • 1
      Written in Go
    • 1
      No authentication; cannot be used over Internet

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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 Sensu?

    Sensu is the future-proof solution for multi-cloud monitoring at scale. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline empowers businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain deep visibility into their multi-cloud environments.

    What is StatsD?

    It is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP or TCP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

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