charts VS Grafana

Compare charts vs Grafana and see what are their differences.


⚠️(OBSOLETE) Curated applications for Kubernetes (by helm)


The open and composable observability and data visualization platform. Visualize metrics, logs, and traces from multiple sources like Prometheus, Loki, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, Postgres and many more. (by grafana)
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charts Grafana
14 124
15,308 45,084
0.1% 1.1%
1.5 10.0
14 days ago 7 days ago
Go TypeScript
Apache License 2.0 GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of charts. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Grafana. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-01.
  • Instalando y configurando Grafana en un cluster AKS
    1 project | | 1 Dec 2021
  • Metabase crypto tracking dashboard
    2 projects | | 1 Dec 2021
    To view graphs I used Grafana since I already had it up and running for metrics. It's good for simple charts but it does have is own limitations and I think that metabase can give much deeper insights.
  • Install and run Grafana in AKS cluster
    1 project | | 30 Nov 2021
    In this post I will go thru the steps needed to install Grafana in AKS as well as explaining what is Grafana used for and how it looks after installed.
  • PowerGrafana
    2 projects | | 29 Nov 2021
    Sometimes it happens that we have to monitor some application, service or component (among other things) and the tool that we use or our company uses is Grafana, while we have few things to monitor it is not much of a problem but as we add more elements to the panels it becomes more complex to maintain and / or configure.
  • Grafana en AKS
    1 project | | 29 Nov 2021
  • My media server dashboard, been pretty happy with it for a while, trying to decided if I need any other info on it
    7 projects | | 29 Nov 2021
    Are you looking for general container metrics, or the media server-specific metrics OP has? If you're just looking for general metrics, I just made a blog post tutorial on this, I can PM you if interested but I don't want to spam/self promote here. The three basic components are Grafana, Prometheus, and node exporter
  • Anyone know of a great live viz tool for high-volume data?
    2 projects | | 25 Nov 2021
  • grafana allow list
    1 project | | 24 Nov 2021
    I can ping out and reach all the services I have listed fine. However, plug ins say they are disabled because is not accessible.
  • The unbearable fussiness of the smart home
    8 projects | | 24 Nov 2021
    > [...] that feed into a prometheus -> cortex store, so I can then map them on Grafana.

    I had to Google because I've never heard of any of those. Did I find the right ones?

    Mine is much more primitive. My indoor temperature monitor is an ESP8266 that uploads the temperature to a simple PHP page that saves it in an sqlite DB. A cron job runs a Perl script every few minutes that extract the data for the last hour, 3 hours, 12 hours, 48 hours, and since the beginning of time and uses gnuplot to produce PNG graphs. There's a static page on my server that displays those graphs.

    My outdoor temperature monitor uses a cheap AcuRite 433 MHz indoor/outdoor thermometer I bought. I have an RPi with an RTL-SDR attached spying on the communications between the AcuRite sensor outside and the AcuRite display inside using rtl_433. A script looks at the rtl_433 and finds the AcuRite sensor data and puts it in an sqlite DB. I haven't yet gotten around to making something to graph it.

    The nice thing about that approach is that it was also easy to add support for other 433 MHz wireless sensors near me, such as the AcuRite fridge/freezer thermometer I have. I can also see a few assorted sensors of neighbors (temperature, humidity, soil moisture, tire pressure, wind speed, wind direction, rain, and a few other random things). If I wanted to it would be easy to add them to the DB.

    When I made a wireless tipping range gauge recently. I used a 433 MHz transmitter module [1] and added a decoder [2] to rtl_433 that understands my data stream format. That gets my data into the rtl_433 output. No need to futz around with 433 MHz receiver modules which appear to be a pain in the ass [3]. An ATTiny85 counts the tips and runs the transmitter. The ATTiny85, the transmitter module, a battery holder, an RJ11 socket because the rain gauge has an RJ11 connector, a board to put those things on [4], and a small waterproof case is pretty much the complete parts list.

    I think I'm going to standardize on this general approach. For things that do not have WiFi and only need to report data 433 MHz modules and custom decoders fro rtl_433 on the RPi. For things that do have WiFi, such as any future ESP projects I do, they will just use WiFi to talk to the RPi. If anything needs to get sent outside of my LAN the RPi will handle it.

    The RPi is also currently controlling a space heater in my living room, getting connection data from my cable modem periodically and recording that in an sqlite DB, and serving a simple web page that lets me quickly change inputs and volume on my Denon receiver and so I'm already pretty much committed to keeping it running all the time.


    [2] Decoders can be specified in a simple text file. Here's the one for my rain guage as an example:

      decoder {
  • Syslog viewer alternative to Splunk
    1 project | | 24 Nov 2021
    You can try Promtail, Loki and Grafana. Very happy with it.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing charts and Grafana you can also consider the following projects:

Thingsboard - Open-source IoT Platform - Device management, data collection, processing and visualization.

Thingspeak - ThingSpeak is an open source “Internet of Things” application and API to store and retrieve data from things using HTTP over the Internet or via a Local Area Network. With ThingSpeak, you can create sensor logging applications, location tracking applications, and a social network of things with status updates.

Heimdall - An Application dashboard and launcher

Freeboard - A damn-sexy, open source real-time dashboard builder for IOT and other web mashups. A free open-source alternative to Geckoboard.


Ganglia - Ganglia Web Frontend

Organizr - HTPC/Homelab Services Organizer - Written in PHP

Tipboard - Tipboard - in-house, tasty, local dashboarding system

Habitica - A habit tracker app which treats your goals like a Role Playing Game.

grafana-aws-cloudwatch-dashboards - :cloud: 30+ Grafana dashboards for AWS CloudWatch metrics: EC2, Lambda, S3, ELB, EMR, EBS, SNS, SES, SQS, RDS, EFS, ElastiCache, Billing, API Gateway, VPN, Step Functions, Route 53, CodeBuild, ...

alertmanager - Prometheus Alertmanager

simple-dash - A simple, fully responsive Dashboard to forward to the services of your choice!