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15 reviewers had the following to say about Hosted Graphite's features:
There's a plethora of documentation provided by Hosted Graphite, and many third party applications that you can integrate with to get even more use from Hosted Graphite.
The graphs are easy to read, and you can create really great dashboards for your key systems.
I'd love to see their Alerts feature come out of Beta.
Time used: 2+ years
Frequency of use: Daily
Likelihood to recommend
The real star of HG is the Grafana dashboards. They look great, giving a clear presentation of key data which can be shared around the organisation.
We had experience with server monitoring, but it was not detailed enough by definition, because result was like "something happened", not helping in real troubleshooting.
Hosted Graphite (HG) is the best thing for server monitoring since sliced bread.
* Use your statsd (with HG config out-of-the-box) or theirs * Zero-conf metric storage and partitioning, it just works * Automagic grafana integration
* You still have to wire up your own metrics inside your service (not really their fault though) * Performance at peak business hours hasn't always been perfect, but has improved tremendously in late 2014 (I believe they mentioned they scaled out their backend horizontally quite a bit). * Doesn't replace New Relic, but then it doesn't really try to
Add in hosted Graphana dashboards, sharable Graphana URLs, expiring statistics for use in auto-scaled/virtual environments like AWS and Rackspace, redundant storage, and near-zero-work configuration, and we save not only having to have institutional knowledge for hosting Graphite and Graphana (and their associated DB servers like ElastiCache) but almost the entire cost of doing so.
- Hosted Graphite (seriously) - Hosted StatsD (if you don't want to run it locally) - Hosted Graphana dashboards - Redundant storage - Expiring stats for auto-scaled environments - AWS CloudWatch integration - Logentries integration - Not having to host and run any of this on our own
Having said that, it's a real pain to build and monitor. Whisper is a complex system to maintain, and it's very easy to make a setting which will have a lasting impact on your data in a way you don't want.
Only con for us was that we started off using Statsd instead of their "Data Views" which meant our quota ran out pretty quickly.
Graphite is a great tool, that helps you measure both business KPIs and application performance over time.
These guys really abstract the magic and provide an absolutely beautiful and easy to use interface to metrics.
It has saved us significant amounts of development time so our team can focus on building new features instead of figuring out the quirks of graphite.
The great service along with a great price makes us an extremely happy user and I would highly recommend to anyone in need of graphite.
Other: Comes with a two week trial but I wasted too much time and hadn't had a chance to show my client the tool. I emailed support and asked for an extension (just a couple of days).
Plus Graphite has a lot of features left for user customization and you never know exactly what the perfect settings are.
Hosted Graphite was incredibly easy to startup and the one issue we had, the customer service went above and beyond, providing some custom filters on the inbound metrics so we didn't have to worry about changing our own system -- all because we wanted to spend _less_ money with them.