Jaeger vs Prometheus: What are the differences?
Developers describe Jaeger as "Distributed tracing system released as open source by Uber". Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing System. On the other hand, Prometheus is detailed as "An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud". Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
Jaeger and Prometheus can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.
Jaeger and Prometheus are both open source tools. It seems that Prometheus with 24.6K GitHub stars and 3.49K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Jaeger with 8.27K GitHub stars and 822 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Prometheus has a broader approval, being mentioned in 235 company stacks & 84 developers stacks; compared to Jaeger, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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