OpenTelemetry and Prometheus are both open-source projects under Cloud Native Computing Foundation. In this article, let us understand the key differences between the two projects and explore their advantages and shortcomings.
Monitoring tools are only as good as the range and visibility they offer admins into applications’ performance. Prometheus is a metrics monitoring tool that provides a pull-based system to collect and monitor time-series samples. Once the data is collected and stored, you can use Prometheus Queries to interact with the data: select and aggregate across the provided dimensions.
Prometheus and InfluxDB are open-source projects created to make application performance monitoring a breeze. That is, of course, if you choose the option that covers your entire observability scope.
Prometheus and the Elasticsearch stack are both used for monitoring applications. But while Prometheus is primarily meant to monitor metrics, the Elasticsearch stack or the ELK stack is mainly used to collect, store, analyze, and visualize application logs. In this article, we will see what Prometheus and ELK stack is and compare their differences.
Both DataDog and Prometheus are application monitoring tools aimed to improve application performance. While DataDog is a proprietary SaaS vendor in the APM domain, Prometheus is an open-source metrics monitoring tool that was the second project to graduate from Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2018. Let us compare DataDog and Prometheus in this article.
Both Jaeger and Prometheus are popular open-source application performance monitoring tools. While Jaeger is an end-to-end distributed tracing tool, Prometheus is used as a time-series database for monitoring metrics. Let's dive in to explore their key features and differences.
In this blog, we explain how we enable high availability Prometheus using Cortex and Cassandra. This provides a single pane of view across multiple clusters - which enables visualising all monitoring metrics in one go.
PromCon is one of the premier conferences on Prometheus and related tools like Grafana. This is held every year where developers from around the world gather to learn the latest in monitoring technologies.
In this blog, I will discuss about how to set up Prometheus and Grafana in EKS and how to monitor Python based applications using Prometheus.