Grafana Labs Acquires Pyroscope, the Company Behind the Popular Open Source Continuous Profiling Project

Published: 15 Mar 2023
Grafana Labs newsroom Press releases Grafana Labs Acquires Pyroscope, the Company Behind the Popular Open Source Continuous Profiling Project
The open source projects Grafana Phlare and Pyroscope will be merged under the name Grafana Pyroscope.

NEW YORK, March 15, 2023– Grafana Labs, the company behind the world’s most ubiquitous open and composable operational dashboards, today announced that it has acquired Pyroscope, the company that created the popular open source continuous profiling project of the same name. With this acquisition, Grafana Phlare, the open source continuous profiling database that Grafana Labs launched last year, and the Pyroscope project will be merged under the new name Grafana Pyroscope. 

Continuous profiling has been dubbed the fourth pillar of observability (after metrics, logs, and traces). It offers developers a deeper view of resource usage of their code, allowing them to understand their application performance and optimize their infrastructure spend. 

The new Grafana Pyroscope will natively integrate with Grafana, making it possible for developers to visualize their profiling data and correlate it with their metrics, logs, and traces to get a comprehensive view of their entire stack. Leveraging Grafana Pyroscope, Grafana Labs also plans to add profiling capabilities to the fully managed Grafana Cloud observability platform, which already brings together metrics, logs, and traces with Grafana visualizations.

Founded by Ryan Perry and Dmitry Filimonov in 2021, Pyroscope was backed by Y Combinator. In addition to the open source project – which has garnered 7.2k stars in GitHub and has integrated with Grafana via a plugin since mid-2021 – Pyroscope also offers a Pyroscope Cloud product. 

“We share with Grafana Labs strong roots in open source and a belief that the developer experience is essential for helping engineering teams build, maintain, and operate great software,” said Ryan Perry, co-founder and CEO of Pyroscope. “We’re excited to bring our expertise and collaborate with the team.” 

“We’ve admired the work that the Pyroscope team has done, and feel that the combination of Pyroscope, Phlare, and Grafana will really help bring continuous profiling to the masses,” said Tom Wilkie, CTO at Grafana Labs. “They’ve built a great community around continuous profiling, and we’re looking forward to working with both the team and the community to advance the state of the art in profiling technology.”


About Grafana Labs

Grafana Labs provides an open and composable monitoring and observability stack built around Grafana, the leading open source technology for dashboards and visualization. There are more than 5,000 Grafana Labs customers, including Bloomberg, Citigroup, Dell Technologies, Salesforce, and TomTom, and more than 20M Grafana users around the world. Grafana Labs helps companies achieve their observability goals with the LGTM Stack, which features scalable metrics (Grafana Mimir), logs (Grafana Loki), and traces (Grafana Tempo) as well as extensive enterprise data source plugins, dashboard management, alerting, reporting, and security. The fully managed Grafana Cloud offering is designed to help organizations get observability up and running easier and faster, with turnkey solutions for Kubernetes and infrastructure monitoring, incident response management, load testing, application observability, and more. Grafana Labs is backed by leading investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital, GIC, Sequoia Capital, Coatue, and J.P. Morgan. Follow Grafana Labs on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit

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