Aug 9, 2011
tom

Open Source Visualization and Dashboard Software

Question

I am working on an open source Application Performance Monitoring (APM) software and looking for a visualization tool with dashboard capabilities. I came across Graphite which looks pretty good but wondering if there is anything better out there before I settle down with that tool. Here’s the list of features I am interested in:

Must-Have

  1. Open Source license
  2. API to submit real time data
  3. Web-based visualization interface
  4. Persistence – file or database

Nice-To-Have

Dashboard Capabilities: Allow users to select a few metrics (CPU, Heap Usage, # of Active Users etc.) and place them on a single page for easier monitoring.

Any suggestions?

Answer

Graphite is great, we use it in conjunction with Statsd: check out http://codeascraft.etsy.com/2011/02/15/measure-anything-measure-everything/ for more info

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