What is Grafana?
Unify your data, not your database
Grafana doesn’t require you to ingest data to a backend store or vendor database. Instead, Grafana takes a unique approach to providing a “single-pane-of-glass” by unifying your existing data, wherever it lives.
With Grafana, you can take any of your existing data- be it from your Kubernetes cluster, raspberry pi, different cloud services, or even Google Sheets- and visualize it however you want, all from a single dashboard.
Come together… right now… over me (sing it).
Data everyone can see
Grafana was built on the principle that data should be accessible to everyone in your organization, not just the single Ops person.
By democratizing data, Grafana helps to facilitate a culture where data can easily be used and accessed by the people that need it, helping to break down data silos and empower teams.
Of course, sometimes you don’t want Eric in Accounting to see everything, Grafana Cloud and Enterprise editions offer extensive security options.
Dashboards that anyone can use
Not only do Grafana dashboards give insightful meaning to data collected from numerous sources, but you can also share the dashboards you create with other team members, allowing you to explore the data together.
With Grafana, anyone can create and share dynamic dashboards to foster collaboration and transparency.
We don’t really mean anyone, especially that guy that talks about how much better it was when we had fax machines.
Flexibility and versatility
Translate and transform any of your data into flexible and versatile dashboards. Unlike other tools, Grafana allows you to build dashboards specifically for you and your team.
With advanced querying and transformation capabilities, you can customize your panels to create visualizations that are actually helpful for you.
We think you’re great the way you are, but who couldn’t be a bit more flexible?
“When you become a big business with all this data, you need to pull it together. And I think Grafana is the gel that pulls everything together from across the business to give us a real-time snapshot of how Utilita’s doing at any given moment. It’s incredibly valuable."
Adrian Goater, Web Development Manager, Utilita
“We can audit our data to see which metrics have the highest cardinality, or to see which services are publishing the most metric series. This gives us an opportunity to know where to filter out metrics for the highest impact.
Jake Utley, Senior Software Engineer, Hiya
“We not only track traditional technical and engineering metrics in Grafana. We also present much-needed operational data that various business teams use to get a pulse on the day-to-day health of the business.”
Carl Johnson, Director of Infrastructure and SRE, The Trade Desk
“It’s sort of like all signal, no noise. You call Grafana up and it just shows you what you want, which is really nice.”
Matt Menzenski, Software Engineering Manager, PayIt
Choose the version of Grafana that’s best for youGet Grafana fully managed with Grafana Cloud or run on your own infrastructure with self-managed options.
Centralize the analysis, visualization, and alerting for all of your data with Grafana.
For users who prefer to set up, administer, and maintain their own installation.
Offered as a fully managed service, Grafana Cloud is the fastest way to adopt Grafana and includes a scalable, managed backend for metrics, logs, and traces.
Managed and administered by Grafana Labs with free and paid options for individuals, teams, and large enterprises.
Includes a robust free tier with access to 10k metrics, 50GB logs and 50GB traces for 3 users.
Grafana’s powerful visualization and alerting, enhanced with access to Enterprise data source plugins and built-in collaboration features.
For organizations that have specific privacy or security requirements and need a self-managed environment.
Let the data tell your story
Grafana provides powerful and elegant ways to extract and share insights.
Correlate your data
Understanding all relevant data — and the relationships between them — is important for root-causing incidents as quickly as possible and identifying the real source of unexpected system behavior. Grafana allows teams to seamlessly visualize and move among all of their data, all in one place.
Grafana key features
From heatmaps to histograms. Graphs to geomaps. Grafana has fast and flexible visualizations that allows you to visualize your data, any way you want.
Connect your tools and your teams with Grafana plugins. Data source plugins hook into existing data sources via APIs and render the data in real time without requiring you to migrate or ingest your data.
With Grafana Alerting, you can create, manage, and silence all of your alerts within one simple UI— allowing you to easily consolidate and centralize all of your alerts.
Transformations allow you to rename, summarize, combine, and perform calculations across different queries and data sources.
Annotate graphs with rich events from different data sources. Hover over events shows you the full event metadata and tags.
The panel editor makes it easy to configure, customize and explore all of your panels with a consistent UI for setting data options across all of your visualizations.
Effective collaboration is built on people having access to the same information. Allows you to easily share insights from Grafana dashboards across your company, team and the world.
With your team
Share insights from Grafana dashboards across your company- even if they’re not Grafana users themselves
With the world
Easily share and discover dashboards with anyone from the Grafana community