There are many ways to work with your data in Grafana Cloud. Integrations ship your data to be hosted in Grafana Cloud, and give you access to pre-configured dashboards and alerting rules. Data sources allow you to visualize, alert on, and query data that lives in a local database or service. Custom connections ship data from existing observability deployments to your Grafana Cloud stack.
To try out a simple integration with your laptop OS, see Get started monitoring using an integration.
To get started connecting to other types of data, see Connect your data to Grafana Cloud.
For more comprehensive information on working with your data, see the following topics: