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Packetbeat vs Scout: What are the differences?
Packetbeat: Open Source application monitoring & packet tracing system. Packetbeat agents sniff the traffic between your application processes, parse on the fly protocols like HTTP, MySQL, Postgresql or REDIS and correlate the messages into transactions; Scout: Application Monitoring that Developers Love. Scout is application monitoring that points developers right to the source of problems: N+1 database queries, memory bloat, performance trends, and more Scout eliminates much of the investigation part when performance woes occur. .
Packetbeat and Scout are primarily classified as "Network Monitoring" and "Performance Monitoring" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Packetbeat are:
- Packetbeat Statistics: Contains high-level views like the network topology, the application layer protocols repartition, the response times repartition, and others
- Packetbeat Search: This page enables you to do full text searches over the indexed network messages
- Packetbeat Query Analysis: This page demonstrates more advanced statistics like the top N slow SQL queries, the database throughput or the most common MySQL erro
On the other hand, Scout provides the following key features:
- Monitors Ruby & Elixir apps with more languages to come
- Easy install
- Detailed transaction traces
Packetbeat is an open source tool with 7.4K GitHub stars and 2.51K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Packetbeat's open source repository on GitHub.
Pros of Packetbeat
- Easy setup2
- Works well with ELK stack2
Pros of Scout
- Easy setup8
- Custom Scopes1
- GIT Integration1
- Local Developer Tracing1
- Profiles Ruby Memory Usage1
- Heroku Integration1