NetData – Monitor Everything in Real-time

Netdata is distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring for systems and applications. It is a highly-optimized monitoring agent you install on all your systems and containers.

This tool provides unparalleled insights, in real-time, of everything happening on the systems it runs (including web servers, databases, applications), using highly interactive web dashboards. It can run autonomously, without any third-party components, or it can be integrated to existing monitoring toolchains (Prometheus, Graphite, OpenTSDB, Kafka, Grafana, and more).

NetData - Monitor Everything in Real-time
NetData – Monitor Everything in Real-time

Netdata is fast and efficient, designed to permanently run on all systems (physical & virtual servers, containers, IoT devices), without disrupting their core function.

Some of the features provided by this program are:

  • 1s granularity – The highest possible resolution for all metrics.
  • Unlimited metrics – collects all the available metrics—the more, the better.
  • 1% CPU utilization of a single core.
  • A few MB of RAM – The low-memory round-robin option uses 25MB RAM, and you can resize it.
  • Minimal disk I/O – While running, only writes historical metrics and reads error and access logs.
  • Zero configuration – auto-detects everything, and can collect up to 10,000 metrics per server out of the box.
  • Zero maintenance – You just run it. The tool does the rest.
  • Zero dependencies – runs a custom web server for its static web files and its web API (though its plugins may require additional libraries, depending on the applications monitored).
  • Scales to infinity – You can install it on all your servers, containers, VMs, and IoT devices. Metrics are not centralized by default, so there is no limit.
  • Several operating modes – Autonomous host monitoring (the default), headless data collector, forwarding proxy, store and forward proxy, central multi-host monitoring, in all possible configurations. Each node may have different metrics retention policies and run with or without health monitoring.

You can read more and download this tool over here: