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Jaeger vs Nagios: What are the differences?

What is Jaeger? Distributed tracing system released as open source by Uber. Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing System.

What is Nagios? Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services. Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

Jaeger and Nagios can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.

Jaeger and Nagios are both open source tools. Jaeger with 8.42K GitHub stars and 848 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Nagios with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks.

Uber Technologies, Dropbox, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Nagios, whereas Jaeger is used by Uber Technologies, Postmates, and Wongnai. Nagios has a broader approval, being mentioned in 177 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Jaeger, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

Decisions about Jaeger and Nagios
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 83.3K views
  • free open source
  • modern interface and architecture
  • large community
  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point. That's why Icinga started first as a fork, not with Icinga2 it is completely built from scratch but backward-compatible with Nagios plugins. Now it has reached a state with which I am confident.
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Pros of Jaeger
Pros of Nagios
  • 4
    Open Source
  • 3
    Feature Rich UI
  • 3
    CNCF Project
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    Easy to install
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    It just works
  • 28
    The standard
  • 12
    Customizable
  • 8
    The Most flexible monitoring system
  • 1
    Huge stack of free checks/plugins to choose from

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What is Jaeger?

Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing System

What is Nagios?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

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