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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • InfluxDB is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Zabbix is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

InfluxDB

90%
4 Ratings
8.6

Zabbix

86%
21 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

InfluxDB

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

Zabbix

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

InfluxDB

90%
1 Rating
5.7

Zabbix

57%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

InfluxDB

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Zabbix

60%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

InfluxDB

InfluxDB is very good at storing monitoring metrics (e.g. performance data). InfluxDB is not the right choice if you need to store other data types (like plain text, data relations etc.).
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zabbix

Zabbix is very well suited for infrastructure monitoring i.e. the underlying host servers, basically, compute nodes. However, it has limited FM & PM capabilities for the workloads, i.e., the virtual machines (VMs). Zabbix has an easy-to-use GUI which can be explored easily & provides good filtering of the data.
Asad Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

InfluxDB

  • Perfect handling telemetry data.
  • Low latency, near real time.
  • SQL-like language makes it easier to query.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zabbix

  • Collecting hardware data - CPU, Memory, Network, and Disk Metrics are collected and reported on.
  • Flexible design - It is very easy to build out even very large environments via the templating system. You can also start where you are - network monitoring, server monitoring, etc. and then build it out from there as time and resources permit.
  • Provides a "plugin architecture" (via XML templates) to allow end users to extend it to monitor all kinds of equipment, software, or other metrics that are not already added into the software already.
  • Very complete documentation. Almost every aspect of Zabbix has been documented and reported on.
  • Cost - Zabbix is FOSS software and always free. Support is reasonably priced and readily available.
Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

InfluxDB

  • GUI based administrator console
Stephane Abitbol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zabbix

  • In a busy Zabbix environment, it can easily overwhelm the underlying database. Plan on having SSDs and a significant server infrastructure to keep up with more than a hundred hosts.
  • Building out Zabbix metrics that suit your environment can be very time consuming. When choosing a monitoring platform like Zabbix, expect a steep learning curve and to invest significant resources to make the tool valuable.
  • This is less important than it has been in the past, but current versions of Zabbix still do not handle IPMI checks of hardware very well. We needed to write our own wrapper for IPMI checks rather than using the built in IPMI poller.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

InfluxDB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Zabbix

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

InfluxDB

InfluxDB 9.1
Based on 2 answers
InfluxDB is a near perfect product for time series database engines. The relatively small list of cons are heavily outweighed by it's ability to just work and be a very flexible and powerful database engine. The community and support provided by the corporation are the only areas I have little experience.
Jonathan Yarbor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zabbix

Zabbix 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is free. It didn't cost anything to implement (other than my time and the cost incurred for it) and it is filling a badly needed gap in our IT infrastructure. Support is available if we have issues and can be done annually or paid for on a per incident basis as needed. Expansion, updates, and all other future lifecycle activities are likewise free of cost, so as long as someone is able to implement/maintain the software (and the OSS project is maintained) then I imagine the company will never leave it.
Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

InfluxDB

InfluxDB 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have worked with the InfluxDB support team a few times so far and it has been positive. Issues submitted are worked on promptly and we have good feedback.
Stephane Abitbol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zabbix

Zabbix 5.7
Based on 8 answers
The setup is the most time-consuming portion of using zabbix. It takes a lot of effort to shape it into a usable format and even then it can get very messy. It's not exactly intuitive and as mentioned the UI seems a bit antiquated. If I was to roll out a monitoring solution from scratch, I'd probably look for alternatives which are easier to use and maintain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

InfluxDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zabbix

Zabbix 6.0
Based on 2 answers
We are a mainly Windows environment, so it would be useful if we could have used Active Directory to deploy agents. As of version 4.2, Zabbix has announced a new agent MSI file to allow exactly that. Unfortunately, we didn't have that option.Also, for Linux and MAC deployments, there is no simple way to deploy that. Using remote scripts you may be able to create something, but most places will opt for either SNMP (agentless) or manual installation of agents to add to Zabbix. A way of deploying agents via discovery would go a long way to helping in the adoption of the tool.
Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

InfluxDB

To be honest, I didn't look at alternatives since InfluxDB performs very well if you can oversee the lack of security and HA features. But for all challenges, there is an easy solution which brings you forward (e.g. read load balancing can be achieved by using a common HTTPS load balancer).
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zabbix

We're using the Solarwinds suite as our global monitoring standard, but it is very complex and its licensing model makes it difficult to monitor a wide range of technologies. So, we're using Zabbix as a complement on our monitoring process.Zabbix is a way more flexible and has free integrations to a wide range of technologies. It is also more 'user friendly' and easy to manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

InfluxDB

  • Provided us a time series DB.
  • With the SQL-like language, it is very easy to learn.
  • Empowered us to keep track of our events.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zabbix

  • Zabbix simply makes it easier to identify, and subsequently resolve problems quickly
  • Zabbix gives one web page to look at to see a list of all on-going issue in a single place
  • Zabbix can automate response to alerts. For example, Zabbix allows you the customization to take a monitored server out of production rotation if it is identified as unhealthy
Eric O'Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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