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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 76

timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 76

18 Jan, 2019 3 min

Welcome to TimeShift

This week we share news about the Azure Data Explorer plugin for Grafana, updates to the GrafanaCon LA speaker list, new functionality added to the polystat panel plugin and more.

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Latest Stable Release: Grafana v5.4.3

Tech Highlights
  • Docker: Build and publish Docker images for ARMv7 and ARM64 #14617, thx @johanneswuerbach
  • Backend: Upgrade to golang 1.11.4 #14580
  • MySQL: Only update session in MySQL database when required #14540
Bug Fixes
  • Alerting: Invalid frequency causes division by zero in alert scheduler #14810
  • Dashboard: Dashboard links do not update when time range changes #14493
  • Limits: Support more than 1000 datasources per org #13883
  • Backend: Fix signed in user for orgId=0 result should return active org id #14574
  • Provisioning: Adds orgId to user dto for provisioned dashboards #14678
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From the Blogosphere

Azure Data Explorer plugin for Grafana dashboards: The Grafana and Azure Data Explorer teams have created a dedicated plugin which enables you to connect to and visualize data from Azure Data Explorer using its intuitive and powerful Kusto Query Language. This article will walk you through the steps to get you started and have you up and running in a few minutes.

Monitor Apache Kafka Using Grafana and Prometheus: Learn about JMX, how to use Prometheus to store Kafka JMX metrics, and how to visualize those metrics using Grafana to monitor your Kafka broker.

Building My Own Telemetry System for F1 2017 (Game) Using Golang, InfluxDB and Grafana.: Rafael noticed a UDP Telemetry option in the settings for F1 2017 on his Playstation 4, which got him thinking how he could better track this data. The following post chronicles his journey to set up and configure a monitoring stack using Grafana to visualize the speed of his F1 car.

Leveraging OpenShift or Kubernetes for automated performance tests (part 3): In the third article in this series, dive into the details for building an environment for automating performance testing with JMeter and Jenkins. Also, check out part 1 and part 2.

Get your tickets while they last!

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.

Register for GrafanaCon

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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Grafana Plugin Update

This week we added drilldown link functionality to the Polystat panel plugin. To update or install this update (or any plugin) on your on-prem Grafana, use the grafana-cli tool, or for Hosted Grafana update with one-click.


Polstat Panel - Version 1.0.15 of the Polystat panel plugin includes new clickthrough template variable evaluation and "cell" based name and value referencing. See []( for new templating options and examples.


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We're kicking off our 2019 hiring with some new opportunities to join the team! If you work in Technical Customer Support or want to check out all of our open positions, check our careers section.

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