One of the best monitoring tool
October 18, 2022

One of the best monitoring tool

Shivang Kar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Prometheus

My organisation provides agri-tech solutions and has various components such as IoT, cloud computing, mobile application etc. It is most important for us to make sure that none of our services go down or have any issues. For this, we need to constantly monitor all our services. Prometheus helps us in achieving this. We use Grafana on top of Prometheus to visualize our resource utilization and alert us if the utilization exceeds a certain threshold. This way we instantly know if there are any issues with any of our services and take care of it.

Pros

  • Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Custom Matrics

Cons

  • UI could be improved
  • The initial learning curve
  • Alert manager could be made less complex
  • Better documentation
  • Monitoring
  • Alerting
  • Insights
  • Saved a lot of cost as it is free
  • Happy Customers, since our applications does not go down
  • Easier scalability
The reason Prometheus stands tall against its competitions is because it is generic. Hence, it can be used to monitor all kinds of services, be it Database, Servers etc. Whereas CloudWatch only monitors over AWS services. Another reason is its huge availability of integrations with some of the best services such as Alertmanager, Grafana or even with AWS CloudWatch exporter.

Do you think Prometheus delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Prometheus's feature set?

Yes

Did Prometheus live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Prometheus go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Prometheus again?

Yes

Prometheus is an open source monitoring and alerting tool. It allows us to cover all the useful metrics which needs to be monitored. It has powerful integrations available, such as Grafana - to present a beautiful dashboard; or Alertmanager to create complex and useful alerts. We can use it to monitor our servers, database, redis, sqs, and even python apps!

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