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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 72

timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 72

14 Dec, 2018 4 min

Welcome to TimeShift

The Grafana Labs team converged on Seattle this week for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 where we announced a new Prometheus-inspired, open source logging project we’ve been working on named Loki. We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response and conversations it’s sparked over the past few days. Please give it a try on-prem or in the cloud and give us your feedback. You can read more about the project, our motivations, and check out the presentation in the blog section below.

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Latest Stable Release: Grafana v5.4.2

Release Highlights
  • Datasource admin: Fix for issue creating new data source when same name exists #14467
  • OAuth: Fix for oauth auto login setting, can now be set using env variable #14435
  • Dashboard search: Fix for searching tags in tags filter dropdown.
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From the Blogosphere

Loki: Prometheus-inspired, open source logging for cloud natives: An in-depth article on the motivations, architecture of Grafana Loki, and the future of logging in Grafana.

**[PRESENTATION SLIDES] On the path to full observability with OSS (and launch of Loki)**: David Kaltschmidt’s KubeCon 2018 presentation on how to instrument an app with Prometheus and Jaeger, how do debug an app, and about Grafana’s new log aggregation solution: Loki. We’ll share the video once it’s available.

TNS Context: Grafana Loki and KubeCon Takeaways: Tom Wilkie, VP, Product at Grafana Labs sat down for an interview with The New Stack at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 in Seattle to provide some additional information about Grafana Loki, answer questions about Prometheus, and share his takeaways from the sold-out event.

Monitoring CrateDB on Kubernetes with Prometheus and Grafana: Learn how to set up Prometheus and Grafana with CrateDB so that you can monitor CPU, memory, and disk usage, as well as CrateDB metrics.

Time-series Analysis with TimescaleDB, Grafana and Plotly: In this post, the folks at CorpGlory describe how they do time-series analysis with TimescaleDB and Grafana, and the challenges they’ve overcome working with real-world time-series data.

Time Series at ShiftLeft: Preetam Jinka from ShiftLeft describes their requirements, their preferred TSDB, and the tooling they’ve developed to manage their infrastructure.

GrafanaCon - We're shaking things up on day 2!

You spoke and we listened. Based on your feedback, we're adding TSDB focused tracks and hands-on workshops to our second day program to give you a chance to dive into the nitty gritty of the most popular open source monitoring tools from the experts who build and maintain them.

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Join us in Los Angeles, California February 25-26, 2019 for 2 days of talks and in-depth workshops on Grafana and the open source monitoring ecosystem. Learn about Grafana and new/upcoming features and projects in the broader ecosystem like Prometheus, Graphite, InfluxDB, Kubernetes, and more.

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Grafana Plugin Update

This week we share an update to a panel plugin that adds a number of new visualization options. To update any of your plugins in your on-prem Grafana, use the grafana-cli tool, or for Hosted Grafana update with one-click.


Statusmap Panel - The Statusmap panel got a new update which adds lots of new visualization options:
  • Removes all buttons for discrete color mode.
  • Solarized preset for discrete color mode.
  • Fixes display null values as zero.
  • Separate vertical and horizontal spacing for cards.
  • Three sort modes for y axis labels (by metric, ascending and descending sort by name).


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