Kibana vs Stackdriver: What are the differences?
Developers describe Kibana as "Explore & Visualize Your Data". Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch. On the other hand, Stackdriver is detailed as "Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics for applications on Google Cloud Platform and AWS". Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.
Kibana and Stackdriver are primarily classified as "Monitoring" and "Cloud Monitoring" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Kibana are:
- Flexible analytics and visualization platform
- Real-time summary and charting of streaming data
- Intuitive interface for a variety of users
On the other hand, Stackdriver provides the following key features:
"Easy to setup" is the top reason why over 76 developers like Kibana, while over 10 developers mention "Monitoring" as the leading cause for choosing Stackdriver.
Kibana is an open source tool with 12.4K GitHub stars and 4.8K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kibana's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, DigitalOcean, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Kibana, whereas Stackdriver is used by Kalibrr, Nuuvem, and Verba. Kibana has a broader approval, being mentioned in 907 company stacks & 479 developers stacks; compared to Stackdriver, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
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