v6.1 Stable released! A few weeks have passed since the excitement of the major Grafana 6.0 release during GrafanaCon, which means it’s time for a new Grafana release. Grafana 6.1 iterates on the permissions system to allow for teams to be more self-organizing. It also includes a feature for Prometheus that enables a more exploratory workflow for dashboards. What’s New in Grafana v6.1 Ad hoc filtering for Prometheus - A new query-focused workflow for ad hoc data exploration and troubleshooting.
Parts One and Two of this blog looked back at the ongoing open source licensing wars, focusing on the evolving situation between Elastic N.V. and AWS. In the last installment, Raj Dutt discusses how Grafana Labs is reacting.
'People seem to notice when the Bloomberg Terminal doesn't work,' said Stig Sorenson, Head of Production Visibility Group at Bloomberg. 'We have had a few outages that were high profile, so about three years ago we decided to embark on a journey where we took telemetry a bit more seriously.'
When Grafana Labs built Loki, the team was determined to incorporate the best of both worlds, making it much simpler to use, whether you want to run a single process on bare metal or microservices at hyperscale.
A new panel and component architecture is finally starting to bear fruit in terms of new visualizations and capabilities. Get a sneak peak of our new visualizations and learn how you can try them out right now.
Coming Soon: Seamless and Cost-Effective Meta Tags for Metrictank One of the major projects we’re working on for Metrictank – our large scale Graphite solution – is the meta tags feature, which we started last year and are targeting to release in a few months. A lot of people don’t realize this, but Graphite has had tag support for more than a year. Our mission with Metrictank is to provide a more scalable version of Graphite, so introducing meta tags was a logical next step.
In the beginning, the mission of the logging and monitoring team at eBay was simple: “to give out APIs that the developers in the company could use to instrument their applications [in order] to send logs,” Vijay Samuel said during his talk at GrafanaCon about eBay’s journey to using Grafana plugins. “We had our own developers who built out UIs for being able to search view and debug their issues.