Publication: insideBIGDATA
Title: Why are there So Many Monitoring Tools?
Author: Katy Farmer

Abstract: In this insideBIGDATA article, InfluxData’s DevRel Katy Farmer attempts to answer the question of why there are so many monitoring tools, and how to distinguish between them. She explains that “the problem starts with the way we talk about monitoring” and that there are a “lot of monitoring tools because they solve a wide variety of problems.” She identifies a few questions to ask oneself to find the right monitoring tool. Such questions include: “What type of data do you want to monitor?”, “What is the source of your data?” and “Do you have performance requirements?”


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