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RRDtool vs StatsD: What are the differences?

Developers describe RRDtool as "High performance data logging and graphing system for time series data". RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period. On the other hand, StatsD is detailed as "Simple daemon for easy stats aggregation". StatsD is a front-end proxy for the Graphite/Carbon metrics server, originally written by Etsy's Erik Kastner. StatsD is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).

RRDtool and StatsD can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.

"Do one thing and do it well" is the top reason why over 2 developers like RRDtool, while over 6 developers mention "Single responsibility" as the leading cause for choosing StatsD.

RRDtool and StatsD are both open source tools. StatsD with 14.2K GitHub stars and 1.83K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than RRDtool with 571 GitHub stars and 199 GitHub forks.

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    Do one thing and do it well
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    Open source
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    Single responsibility
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    Efficient wire format
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    Loads of integrations
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    Handles aggregation
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    Many implementations
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    Scales well
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    Simple to use
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    NodeJS

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      No authentication; cannot be used over Internet

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    What is RRDtool?

    RRDtool lets you log and analyze the data you gather from all kinds of data-sources (DS). The data analysis part of RRDtool is based on the ability to quickly generate graphical representations of the data values collected over a definable time period.

    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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