They install an agent SDK or poll data through an API or install a CloudFormation stack and send the data to their time-series database. Once it's scanned and indexed, it's made available for querying and visualization from a dashboard.
Metricsbird is different.
Instead of expensive and high latency time-series databases, Metricsbird provides a secure data lake built on top of Rockset where the data is stored and runs queries with sub-second latency and 1/10th of the cost.
Log management by Metricsbird
If you're sick of the slow and clunky UI, outrageous pricing, confusing documentation - and looking for an opinionated observability tool, Metricsbird is built for you.