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GitLab vs VictorOps

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Summary

VictorOps is incident management software that pulls in data from other sources like log management, monitoring, and chat tools in order to provide a single-pane of glass into system health. By automating alert delivery VictorOps aims to provide a streamlines on-call experience to alert the correct people when they are needed and provide them the data needed to resolve incidents quickly. In 2018 VictorOps was aqcuired by Splunk. VictorOps itself does not provide functionality such as monitoring, logging, metrics, tracing, SCM or issue managment. Instead it relies on a breath of integrations with other tools in order to provide incidident managment.

GitLab provides an entire DevOps toolchain in a single appliction. From issue tracking and source code management, to CI/CD, security, and monitoring GitLab's approach to providing all the data needed to to pre-integrate it into a single application designed to work wholistically. Today, GitLab provides a breadth of monitoring (metrics, tracing, logging, etc.) features built-in with some incident management capabilities. GitLab's vision and roadmap for monitoring and incident management is to provide a depth of functionality in these categories. Because VictorOps supports sources that GitLab uses (such as Sentry for error tracking and Prometheus for time-series monitoring and alerts) it is possible to use GitLab together with VictorOps.

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