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An open-source service monitoring system and time series database.

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Prometheus review by Matt C.
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"A Deep Well of Metrics"

What do you like best?

The depth and granularity of the metrics made available by Prometheus are better than any monitoring tool I have used to date. The configuration documentation is long but covers everything in great detail. There was not an issue creating the service accounts, setting user permissions or building our first configuration files.

What do you dislike?

This is not an easy setup. It's not insurmountable and the documentation is good but the configurations of user accounts and configuration files takes time. Node exporters for Windows are an agent install which must be done at the machine which slows down Windows deployment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Completely worth the time implementing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a system monitoring tool that offered both whitebox and blackbox monitoring tools for a mixed OS environment. It also needed to be light on network resources. Prometheus provides all of these things which has given us faster access to the data we need to keep our networks up and healthy. The most improved area is monitoring our SQL database systems. We get instant feedback on our dashboards when these services are in trouble.

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Prometheus review by Administrator
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"Decent tool for the cloud immutable infrastructure monitoring and alerting"

What do you like best?

Easy redeployable, very fast database (even the giant queries are running super-fast), concept of the services monitoring instead of the instances monitoring. Really adequate queries syntax, simple alerting, in-house integration with the Grafana. It's already has the exporters for more-or-less whatever technology you are using. Even if there are no exporters for your specific system or needs, you are always able to write your own one on the whatever language you want, it's literally perfect

What do you dislike?

Starting from 2.x version, there are probably no weak points, the Prometheus team is really doing the great job

Recommendations to others considering the product

From my perspective, Prometheus will be completely useless in the stable datacenter-based setups, because it's created for the immutable and fast-changing infrastructures. Also, if you're using the old versions (1.x) -- the storage engine is not really good, they've improved it only in 2.x branch

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Correct monitoring and alerting, which will be reliable with the fully-cloud immutable infrastructure.

We've got the immutable-itself monitoring, which is perfectly customizable and redeployable via the simple pipelines. Also, the ability to write your own exporters is decent.

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Prometheus review by Raghu C.
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"Extremely good opensoucre monitoring tool"

What do you like best?

Detailed monitoring of any metrics can be measured.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve is bit steep and also there is no unique identifier for alerts generated by the Alertmanager.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prometheus is an essential tool for companies operating in the cloud and it's free, however the learning curve is bit steep and it might need some time to configure the system properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring of our cloud micro services in our Kubernetes configuration and also the ability to forecast alerts based on the rate of existing system is really helpful.

Prometheus review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Handsdown a great monitoring tool when bundled with grafana"

What do you like best?

Seamless deployment on openshift, works well out of the box, very easy to onboard services to it and to get started with, production level quality. Grafana to visualize the metrics is a game changer and to monitoring the services.

What do you dislike?

The UI could be better and made easier to onbaord services, the documentation is somewhat lacking and needs better examples and use-cases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great tool, works great. Highly realiable and perfect with grafana integration,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring cluster services and metrics

Prometheus review by User in Publishing
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"Great Tool "

What do you like best?

Prometheus is very user friendly. It helps keep our business organized and it quite easy and fast to use and adapt to.

What do you dislike?

Some features aren't useful to me. These are "extra" features that would certainly be useful to others, but would take me longer to learn than is useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend using Prometheus if you are trying to streamline services. Even in a small company like ours, it has an important role. However, it could be financially prohibitive in some cases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prometheus helps keep our business organized and on track. It has saved time and helps streamline services.

Prometheus review by Edward L.
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"Simple monitoring and metric collection"

What do you like best?

I really love how simple it is to set up. Download the binary and you are all set. Easy to deploy with configuration management tools. Adding Prometheus to our environment was much easier than other monitoring solutions that I tried.

What do you dislike?

I wish that there was a little more documentation about the different exporters that are available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. It is simple to get going and you should have a pretty good idea of what it can do in a couple of hours.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I wanted a modular approach to monitoring. This provides the metric collection piece that I can graphically represent in Grafana dashboards.

Prometheus review by User in Entertainment
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"Prometheus review"

What do you like best?

- I like that its written in go.

- Addresses monitoring microservices.

- It collects time series data.

- Integrates with PagerDuty.

- No dependencies.

- Web API.

What do you dislike?

- It has a lot of moving parts and can get complicated quickly when your dealing with 20,000 vm's.

- The information that Prometheus collects is not that detailed.

- The community that supports it is small.

- Configuration is complicated and not a fan of YAML.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They have lots of integration. I would just run it and spend time reading the configuration documentation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Providing monitoring as a service.

- It has a nice query language.

Prometheus review by Alex G.
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"Backend development "

What do you like best?

The data collected was critical for business intelligence

What do you dislike?

Nothing in particular, it did the expected job.

Recommendations to others considering the product

None so far, it has been a very product. I'm suggesting it to my new company too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Get metrics for answers to sent emails, and create an algorithm that optimizes the chances to get answers in certain time slots

Prometheus review by Administrator
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"Good!"

What do you like best?

(Fairly) easy setup when using pre-made docker images, or other premade configs. Wide range of exporters, and very light compared to some alternatives.

What do you dislike?

Annoying to have to manually search for exporters, as documentation can the scarce for some of the lesser known ones. Would be easier if there was an easy drag and drop 'module' system, maybe.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Free, extremely flexible monitoring, which can be modified to suit any situation.

Prometheus review by Mike B.
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"Easy analysis and visualizations for various data"

What do you like best?

Simple and east interface, graphing capabilities are simple but effective

What do you dislike?

Initial configuration can be a bit difficult. Dynamic re-discovery is non-existent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring and data aggregation

Prometheus review by Nick R.
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"Vwery good product!"

What do you like best?

Prometheus is a very user friendly program without compromising it's capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Prometheus could use more frequent updates

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Makes tracking sales history and targets a breeze.

Prometheus review by User
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"Great tool for monitoring"

What do you like best?

Easy setup and lots of community support and tutorials

What do you dislike?

Maintaining it can be challenging sometimes better to offload to another server

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring our stack

Prometheus review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Very flexible monitoring system that works well with K8s"

What do you like best?

Prometheus is the industry standard for monitoring. There are a lot of plugins and works well with other hybrid solutions like Google Stackdriver

What do you dislike?

The setup process / learning curve is pretty steep.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were building a monitoring system for our kubernetes clusters. It is very flexible and can pull data out in various ways.

Prometheus review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Helped to get real time monitoring quickly then expected"

What do you like best?

Extremely fast and professional real time monitoring

What do you dislike?

Configuration needs development time, it is a bit complex to work with it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitor all of our elements, real time monitoring helps us to alert on issues and problems with no wait or delay.

Prometheus review by User
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"efficient open source tools to visualize data"

What do you like best?

easy to configure and quickly get started to monitor

What do you dislike?

documentation could have been better

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

visualizing data from embedded medical devices

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