Customer & user stories

Don't just take our word for it. Grafana is the de facto software for time series analytics, with well over 400,000 active installations. Customers turn to Grafana Labs to help bring their disparate data sources together, all through software that is vendor neutral and open source.

Grafana has a wide variety of use cases, including DevOps, IIoT, and AdTech. Our community is constantly inspiring us with new use cases and applications. Read what our users and customers are doing with Grafana in these case studies:

Hiya migrated to Grafana Cloud to cut costs and gain control over its metrics

To scale Prometheus, says Senior Software Engineer Jake Utley, Grafana Cloud was ‘the most in line with what we wanted to accomplish.’

"We wanted the ability to look at our own information and understand it from top to bottom."
– Dan Sabath, Senior Software Engineer, Hiya

How 84.51° centralized its metrics with Grafana Enterprise

Grafana Enterprise helps us tell a ‘holistic story in a one-stop shop,’ says Lead Service Manager Erin O’Brien.

"We have so much data, but how do you take that data and tell the story? Grafana is our storyteller."
– Erin O’Brien, Lead Service Manager, 84.51°

The Trade Desk migrated to a modern monitoring system with Grafana Cloud

Metrics usage frustration improved nearly overnight, says Director of Infrastructure and SRE Carl Johnson.

"Our engineers used to spend too much time fighting fires caused by our legacy platform. It was a huge win to give everyone their time back."
– Patrick O’Brien, SRE, The Trade Desk

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

How Grillo uses Grafana to visualize its earthquake detection system

Grafana panels showing activity at all the detection stations are displayed at HQ.

"It’s a huge feat just to install one sensor. It’s not like going to Los Angeles or New York where you could find a million people."
– Andres Meira, CEO and Founder, Grillo

How Gojek is leveraging Cortex to keep up with its ever-growing scale

Gojek’s Lens monitoring system has 40+ tenants, for which Cortex handles about 1.2 million samples per second.

"The goal is to make sure that whenever a new service or team is created, they automatically get onboarded to the monitoring platform."
– Ankit Goel, Product Engineer, Gojek

How Grafana Cloud is enabling HotSchedules to develop next-generation applications

The visibility for all these metrics helps service delivery teams quickly iterate on new features.

"Grafana Cloud enables us to achieve observability bliss at HotSchedules. We don’t have to worry about scaling and maintaining the service."
– Denise Stockman, Director, Infrastructure, Hotschedules

How Cortex helped REWE digital ensure stability while scaling grocery delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cortex’s horizontal scaling has been crucial; reads and writes increased significantly, and the platform was able to handle the added load.

"We wanted a software-as-a-service approach, with just one team that provides Cortex, which can be used by all the teams within the company."
– Martin Schneppenheim, Cloud Platform Engineer, REWE digital

With Grafana, Gameforge solves metric visualization problems

The massively multiplayer online game developer displays the millions of metrics per minute their games produce and shares that data across game teams.

"From a SysAdmin perspective, Grafana is awesome to use. No Admin or Developer has to look or monitor a server manually anymore. It’s all centralized and prepared."
– Felix Oechsler, Technical Director, Gameforge

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

KeyCDN: Grafana is 'making monitoring amazing again'

In the world of content delivery networks, systems have to be up 24 / 7; no room for hiccups. Using Grafana was a game-changer.

"It was really amazing to have more flexibility and to have all the same customization options that we had before, but not in the really static and cumbersome way that was hard to maintain."
– Sven Baumgartner, CTO, KeyCDN

How Grafana Cloud is enabling Packet’s teams, from engineering to sales

Most people at Packet look at a Grafana dashboard at some point during their work day.

"Being able to, in a single dashboard, pull in data from a variety of different data sources provides the biggest value for us."
– Nathan Goulding, SVP, Engineering, Packet

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

How Grafana helps PingCAP troubleshoot TiDB deployments

PingCAP diagnoses and troubleshoots issues from a thousand metrics on their TiDB clusters using Grafana.

"It would be impossible for us to go to each server and look through all these logs. And that’s where Grafana is critical to us and works like a charm."
– Queeny Jin, Head of Internationalization, PingCAP

How Stack Overflow uses Grafana to optimize its systems

Grafana allows teams to quickly and easily build custom self-service dashboards for what’s important to them.

"Grafana’s plugin architecture allowed the Stack Overflow team to create a data source plugin for Bosun to visualize Bosun alerting data directly in Grafana."
– Kyle Brandt, Director, Site Reliability, Stack Overflow

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