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Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor

What is Grafana?

Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
Grafana is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Grafana is an open source tool with 53.7K GitHub stars and 10.5K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Grafana's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Grafana?

1867 companies reportedly use Grafana in their tech stacks, including Uber, LaunchDarkly, and Robinhood.

12682 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Grafana.

Grafana Integrations

Prometheus, InfluxDB, Zabbix, Graphite, and Loki are some of the popular tools that integrate with Grafana. Here's a list of all 51 tools that integrate with Grafana.
Pros of Grafana
Graphs are interactive
Nicer than the Graphite web interface
Many integrations
Can build dashboards
Can collaborate on dashboards
Easy to specify time window
Dashboards contain number tiles
Click and drag to zoom in
Integration with InfluxDB
Open Source
Authentification and users management
Threshold limits in graphs
Simple and native support to Prometheus
It is open to cloud watch and many database
You can visualize real time data to put alerts
You can use this for development to check memcache
Great community support
Plugin visualizationa
Grapsh as code
Decisions about Grafana

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Grafana in their tech stack.

Hello People, I want suggestions about monitoring and alert tools to use with .NET application which will be hosted on Microsoft Azure. I have Azure Monitor,, Grafana, and Prometheus in my consideration. What would you suggest among these tools? If you have any other suggestions, please share the ideas. Thank you.

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Can I get metrics available through Prometheus into Azure Monitor, specifically into log analytics? (VM'S). I am running a couple of VM's inside Azure portal and I have my own private besu nodes running on them. I have my metrics set up inside the Prometheus but I was hoping to hook it up securely to Grafana but I tried everything and I can't. So the next thing is to see if can I get the metrics available through Prometheus into azure monitor, specifically into log analytics. The aim is to get the sync status, and the highest block number on each node, into log analytics so we can see what each is doing. That way we know, on a quick look, the status of each node and by extension, the condition of the private chain. What worries me is that although I have alerts if blocks stop being created or nodes lose peers we cannot see it quickly.

Prometheus is one option to give us those stats. If we can get data from Prometheus into log analytics that would solve the problem.

Can anyone help me with how I can go about it or any links? All I am seeing is for containers but I want for my VMs.

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Hi everyone. I'm trying to create my personal syslog monitoring.

  1. To get the logs, I have uncertainty to choose the way: 1.1 Use Logstash like a TCP server. 1.2 Implement a Go TCP server.

  2. To store and plot data. 2.1 Use Elasticsearch tools. 2.2 Use InfluxDB and Grafana.

I would like to know... Which is a cheaper and scalable solution?

Or even if there is a better way to do it.

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Shared insights

Hi All, We have Thanos sidecar and Prometheus set up in GCP and a Prometheus server in AWS. we want to push all the metrics of GCP to AWS. We will be creating a VPN link-up between them. But then how the GCP metrics would be connected with Prometheus/ Grafana.? I mean which IP to use it for this.?

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Matt Menzenski
Senior Software Engineering Manager at PayIt | 15 upvotes 路 353.9K views

Grafana and Prometheus together, running on Kubernetes , is a powerful combination. These tools are cloud-native and offer a large community and easy integrations. At PayIt we're using exporting Java application metrics using a Dropwizard metrics exporter, and our Node.js services now use the prom-client npm library to serve metrics.

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Susmita Meher
Senior SRE at African Bank | 4 upvotes 路 645.7K views
Shared insights

Looking for a tool which can be used for mainly dashboard purposes, but here are the main requirements:

  • Must be able to get custom data from AS400,
  • Able to display automation test results,
  • System monitoring / Nginx API,
  • Able to get data from 3rd parties DB.

Grafana is almost solving all the problems, except AS400 and no database to get automation test results.

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Blog Posts

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Grafana's Features

  • Create, edit, save & search dashboards
  • Change column spans and row heights
  • Drag and drop panels to rearrange
  • Use InfluxDB or Elasticsearch as dashboard storage
  • Import & export dashboard (json file)
  • Import dashboard from Graphite
  • Templating

Grafana Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Grafana?
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
Graphite does two things: 1) Store numeric time-series data and 2) Render graphs of this data on demand
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
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