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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jun 29, 2023

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Ranking in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability category, the mindshare of Grafana is 7.8%, up from 5.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Prometheus is 3.9%, up from 3.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

May 9, 2024
Provides good alerts and is useful for monitoring user traffic and visualizing metrics
We use it to monitor user behavior. We have AI LLM models in NVIDIA Triton. NVIDIA Triton gives us some metrics. These metrics are integrated with Grafana and Prometheus. We monitor user traffic to visualize metrics like p99 latency, increase in user and CPU performance, utilization of the GPUs…
Feb 13, 2023
A really valuable rest API but the alert functionality is kind of lackluster
Our company uses the solution to scrape values from environments in central or sister premises to ensure safety.  Kavana serves as our general user interface. The solution is used by developers, not general users by default. Developers access the solution when they want to see more details.  The…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Kubernetes could help us to better visualize the trend of our data by recording and displaying our history over a chosen duration, such as the last 30 days."
"There are multiple kinds of models there to create dashboards, which is quite useful."
"We can write queries in different languages, which is beneficial for visualization."
"Provides good dashboard visualization."
"Plugin: Connecting Grafana to multiple APIs of leading monitoring tools and alerting tools."
"The product's initial setup phase was very easy."
"Collaboration: Shares data and dashboards across teams."
"It integrates well with other solutions."
"The solution can be deployed in thirty minutes."
"The best thing about Prometheus is its integration."
"It is a stable solution...Based on the feedback I have received from my colleagues in our company's IT department, the setup phase of the solution is relatively easy."
"The scalability of Prometheus is very good."
"I like its lightweight configuration functions."
"The dashboard is very valuable."
"The product is easy to maintain."
"It is a scalable solution."


"Lacks in-depth graphs and sufficient AI."
"The solution must provide tutorials and guides."
"The technical support has room for improvement."
"​The security needs to be improved, such as the capacity to add permissions on dashboards.​"
"It is limited on the reporting type supported, which is important for managerial-level officers who want reports that are either general or specific."
"I had issues with the solution's configuration part."
"The formatting could be better."
"Multiple dashboards combined into one dashboard has slowed things down for us."
"Lacks the ability to clusterize."
"The solution has shortcomings regarding security monitoring-oriented features to support custom use cases, like out-of-the-box test scenarios and threat-related use cases of its users."
"Setting up the rules in Prometheus can be confusing, making it an area where improvements are required."
"Its stability could be even better."
"The product must improve its documentation."
"I would like to see improvement in the analysis tools and customization features."
"The scalability must be improved."
"Prometheus has a learning curve when setting it up. It definitely requires a little bit more hands-on than other solutions. It is an open source solution which means you do need to go through and read the literature that they have online for setting it up. The setup could be made easier."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I use the open source model so it is free."
"You need to purchase the solution's license for its commercial use."
"We are using the open-source license."
"I give the price an eight out of ten."
"We use the open-source version of Grafana."
"My company uses the open-source version of Grafana, so it's free."
"​Grafana is free and open source.​"
"Since Grafana is an open-source solution, it is free of cost."
"The solution is open source."
"We use the solution's open-source version."
"The product is expensive compared to Datadog."
"Prometheus is available as an open-source product."
"We have the open-source version, so we don't pay for it."
"This is an open-source solution."
"It is an open-source tool."
"The solution is free of cost."
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Top Industries

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Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Grafana?
The product's initial setup phase was very easy.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Grafana?
For me, Grafana is a cheap tool because I don't have to spend much time learning the product since it is a simple solution. I don't know if there are different paid versions of the product.
What needs improvement with Grafana?
It was pretty complicated to integrate the product into our workflow. We relied on templates we found on the GitHub open-source repositories. It is pretty hard to integrate Grafana and set it up ac...
What do you like most about Prometheus?
The most valuable feature of Prometheus is its ability to collect metrics.
What is your primary use case for Prometheus?
For a project I am currently working on in my company, I use Grafana, but for the data source part, I use Prometheus. I use Prometheus in a Kubernetes cluster. I use Prometheus for the processes at...



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