timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 74

Published: 4 Jan 2019 by Trent White RSS

Welcome to TimeShift

Happy New Year! We hope you had a relaxing and safe holiday season, but now it’s time to get back to work! This week we share articles on the UX of Loki, visualizing pull request data from BitBucket, monitoring and observability predictions for 2019 and more! Also, we’ll be making some exciting announcements for GrafanaCon in the coming days, so stay tuned and get your ticket now!

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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.
Download Grafana v5.4.2 Now



From the Blogosphere

Closer look at Grafana’s user interface for Loki: Grafana Labs Director, UX, David Kaltschmidt wrote an article on why we built Loki, our new open source Prometheus-inspired logging project, and outlines the UX goals we had to deliver logs simpler & faster.

Meet bitbucket-exporter: Jonathan wanted to get a sense of the state of his open source projects in BitBucket, so he wrote an exporter to get metrics about pull requests from BitBucket Server into Prometheus to visualize the data in Grafana dashboards.

Monitoring & Observability 2019 Predictions: Our friend Mike at Monitoring Weekly shares his thoughts on upcoming trends and mentions Loki as leading the way of trying to solve the problem of high-volume, easy-to-maintain, scalable, on-prem logging.

Grafana Cloud Dropwizard Metrics Reporter: The folks at StubbornJava describe how they’ve used a custom HTTP sender to get metrics into their public Grafana Cloud installation. You can check out their overview dashboard here.

[VIDEO] Monitoring resiliency behavior with MicroProfile: Sebastian shares a video how to get technical metrics of resiliency mechanisms easily with MicroProfile Fault Tolerance 1.1 and visualize the data with Prometheus and Grafana.



GrafanaCon LA is coming up Feb 25-26, 2019 and day 2 is going to be packed with TSDB-focused tracks and hands-on workshops. Learn how to get the most out of Grafana, how to extend Grafana’s visualization capabilities and get instruction from the experts. We’re also putting together an IoT session where you can get hands-on visualizing sensor data. It’s going to be a blast, so grab your ticket before they’re sold out!

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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 (*cough* Grafana Loki *cough*) and the broader ecosystem like Prometheus, Graphite, InfluxDB, Kubernetes, and more.

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News on Grafana Loki, takeaways from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 and more!
Logging is coming to Grafana, Monitoring at Stack Overflow, Announcements from AWS re:Invent 2018 and more!

Related Case Studies

After trying to DIY, Wix embraces Grafana Cloud

Metrics is an important part of Wix’s culture, so Grafana Cloud was chosen to monitor mission-critical systems.

"It doesn’t make sense, price-to-performance, to do it ourselves, so we were looking for a fully-managed solution from a team that had experience running monitoring at scale."
– Alex Ulstein, Head of Monitoring, Wix

DigitalOcean gains new insight with Grafana visualizations

The company relies on Grafana to be the consolidated data visualization and dashboard solution for sharing data.

"Grafana produces beautiful graphs we can send to our customers, works with our Chef deployment process, and is all hosted in-house."
– David Byrd, Product Manager, DigitalOcean

Grafana enhances end user experience for Apica Systems

The company uses Grafana alongside its SaaS product to detect availability and performance issues before they affect users.

"There have been all kinds of dashboard solutions, but Grafana changed that game in terms of being extremely dynamic and hooking in whatever you like."
– Sven Hammar, CEO, Apica Systems