Our Commitment to You: Free, Unlimited Monitoring Forever.

Unlike robust but expensive proprietary infrastructure monitoring solutions or bare-bones open source tools that lack functionality, Netdata delivers the best of both worlds: sophisticated, professional IT stack monitoring that is free both now and forever. 

Both our open source Agent and Cloud SaaS solution provide unlimited monitoring—no restrictions as to number of nodes, users, notifications, anything—with no strings attached. At Netdata, we believe monitoring should be both feature-rich and free to everyone.

We’re able to provide free, unlimited monitoring through our commitment to open source and our commercial model that focuses on delivering enterprise functionality in the future that concentrates on features that are not directly monitoring-related, such as advanced security, simplified administration, and other similar capabilities.   

For more details about Netdata’s free, unlimited monitoring feature set, please see:

FeatureOpen-source NetdataNetdata Cloud (free)Netdata Cloud (paid, future)
What is it?A open-source monitoring agent for collecting per-second metrics data and sending alerts.The simplest way to deploy infrastructure monitoring and troubleshooting at scale.Netdata Cloud, accelerated. Stay tuned—we're still working on the paid version of Netdata Cloud.
NodesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
ContainersUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
MetricsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Custom metricsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Metrics granularity (with 100 ms latency)1s1s1s
Metrics data retentionUnlimited (inside your infrastructure)Unlimited (inside your infrastructure)Unlimited (inside your infrastructure)
UsersUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
AdministratorsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Alarms (with up to per-second granularity)UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Alarm notifications (email, custom webhooks)UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Data collection integrations200+200+200+
Advanced user control and auditing, increased metadata retention, and enterprise plugins (future)NoNoYes
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How can Netdata be free?

The Netdata Agent is free, open source software licensed under GPL v3.0. No registration is required; just install and go. It is ideal for single-node monitoring.

Netdata Cloud is free, closed source, software-as-a-service that brings together metadata from all of your endpoints running the Netdata Agent, giving you a complete view of the health and performance of your infrastructure.

Because you retain all of your data, Netdata Cloud is extremely lightweight and performant, with very low incremental cost and infinite scalability.

In the future, we will offer a paid plan with advanced functionality for enterprise users.

Netdata is a venture-funded company.

Is my data secure?

Privacy is very important to us. We firmly believe that your data belongs to you. This is why we don’t store any metric data in Netdata Cloud.

All the data presented in Netdata Cloud is streamed directly from the Netdata Agent to the Netdata Cloud dashboard. It passes through our systems, but is not stored.

We do however store limited metadata to be able to offer the stunning visualizations and advanced functionality of Netdata Cloud.

  • The email address you used to sign up
  • For each node claimed to your Spaces in Netdata Cloud:
    • Hostname (as it appears in Netdata Cloud)
    • Information shown in /api/v1/info
    • The chart metadata shown in /api/v1/charts
    • Alarm configurations shown in /api/v1/alarms?all
    • Active alarms shown in /api/v1/alarms

This data is only be available to Netdata and never to a third party.

Is there an on-premises version available?

Not yet! Send us an email at [email protected] if you’re interested. We’d love to learn more about your requirements and use case.

Do I have to use Netdata Cloud?
No. You can configure your Netdata Agent to disable Cloud functionality either at installation or at runtime.