GrafanaCon 2020
‹‹ 2020 Schedule
Week Three

Loki future

Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:30 ET / 16:30 UTC | 50 min


It has been two years since Tom Wilkie and David Kaltschmidt created the design doc that kickstarted the Loki project. In this presentation we will go back in time and talk about the original design for Loki and then compare/contrast that with where the project is today. We will then spend some time talking about the future plans for Loki, what some long term goals and non-goals are, what features we would like to add, and highlight the active discussion and plans for the LogQL query language. Finally, we will close by talking about the difficult and often controversial topic of monetizing open source projects – confirming our commitment to Loki open source while explaining our Hosted Loki and Loki Enterprise.

Ed Welch

Ed Welch, Senior Software Engineer, Grafana Labs

Ed has a varied history of software development including robotic control systems, vehicle fleet tracking, and telecom middleware. He has worked in both startups and large enterprises, and now finds himself at Grafana Labs, where he leads the Loki project, an open source logs aggregation system inspired by Prometheus.

Cyril Tovena

Cyril Tovena, Senior Software Engineer, Grafana Labs

At Grafana Labs, Cyril mainly focuses on Loki, an open source logs aggregation system inspired by Prometheus. He previously worked at Ubisoft, scaling dedicated game servers in the cloud using Kubernetes. Cyril also contributed to Agones creation, an open source project to scale dedicated servers on Kubernetes.