Grafana vs. GraphPad Prism

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
$0
GraphPad Prism
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Prism, from Dotmatics since the company's acquisition of original developer GraphPad in 2017, is an analysis and graphing solution purpose-built for scientific research. Prism is specifically formatted for scientific analyses, including analysis of quantitative and categorical data. This also makes it easier to enter data correctly, choose suitable analyses, and create graphs or other visualizations.
$380
per year
Pricing
GrafanaGraphPad Prism
Editions & Modules
Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
Corporate
starting at $660
per year 2 seats
Academic
starting at $380
per year 2 seats
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GrafanaGraphPad Prism
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
GrafanaGraphPad Prism
Top Pros
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Features
GrafanaGraphPad Prism
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.0
4 Ratings
5% below category average
GraphPad Prism
5.5
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.04 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.04 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
4% above category average
GraphPad Prism
6.5
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.03 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
9.2
3 Ratings
10% above category average
GraphPad Prism
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Publish to Web9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Report Versioning9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
7.5
3 Ratings
9% below category average
GraphPad Prism
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
GrafanaGraphPad Prism
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
GrafanaGraphPad Prism
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
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Dotmatics
If you need to use multiple softwares to compile data such as spreadsheets, another app to run statistics, or another software to make graph and layout, you can try Graphpad Prism because it can do all of this in just a few clicks.
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Pros
Grafana Labs
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
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Dotmatics
  • Graphs
  • Data analysis
  • Layouts
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Cons
Grafana Labs
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
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Dotmatics
  • The layout feature have been improved over the years but I believe it could be improved by adding more editing tool specially those for images.
  • Prism should have more packages for stat analysis.
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Alternatives Considered
Grafana Labs
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
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Dotmatics
Graphpad can process multiple steps in just one platform. Database > Stats > Graphs > Layouts > Export
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Return on Investment
Grafana Labs
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
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Dotmatics
  • It improved a lot the way we show data, and therefore it increased our visibility.
  • Analysis performed by this software gives credibility.
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