Metrics for modern software

Grafana Labs offers a simple and scalable solution for unifying your metrics across multiple systems, enabling both real-time and historical analysis with Grafana Cloud Metrics or Grafana Enterprise Metrics.

Why use Grafana for metrics?

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See all the data from everywhere quickly

Global, fast queries

Get a real global view into all of your metrics by running queries over data from multiple applications, data centers, or regions in a single place.
  • Query high cardinality data with blazing fast PromQL, Graphite, and Datadog queries.
  • Merge query results from metric clusters running in different data centers or geographies to create a global view of your data.
  • Get best-in-class query performance so you can quickly create real-time dashboards that can be shared throughout your organization.
Policies to store long-term metrics, cheaply

Long-term storage that’s actually cost effective

Get a multi-tenant, highly scalable metrics storage that simplifies and automates the scaling and long-term storage of metrics.
  • Easily scale to hundreds of millions of active metrics series at millions of data points per second.
  • Durably store your Prometheus and Graphite data for trend analysis and capacity planning.
  • Data is automatically and seamlessly shared among replicas, so you can grow and shrink the cluster on demand.
long term storage
reliability and performance
Resiliency against crashes without data loss

Simple and reliable

Whether you’re one person trying to maintain a Prometheus, or have multiple teams around the world, Grafana Metrics makes it easy to manage and scale all of your metric data.
  • With strict service-level agreements built in a fully HA manner, you can be confident that even at scale, or in case of an outage in your cluster, your monitoring system is up and alerting you.
  • Take advantage of a fully assembled and configured monitoring stack out-of-the-box, so there’s no need to build systems from open source components.
  • Rest assured that Grafana Metrics is fully supported and operated by the developers and maintainers behind Prometheus and Graphite.

Use the same tools you love

  • Grafana dashboards Integrate with your existing Grafana dashboards to provide an easy-to-use UI to manage your clusters and tenants.
  • Prometheus ecosystem Grafana Metrics can integrate with your existing Prometheus ecosystem, so there’s no need to manually edit and manage configuration files. View and edit your Prometheus-style alerting rules all in one place.
  • Kubernetes clusters Integrates easily with existing Kubernetes clusters.
  • Graphite Integrates with Graphite-based data ingestion and querying, so you can either modernize your existing Graphite systems or transition to Prometheus.
  • Datadog Explore, visualize, query, and alert on your Datadog metrics in the Grafana UI with Grafana Cloud.
  • Out-of-the-box dashboards and alerts for popular infrastructure components like MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcache, and more.

“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… We have wanted this level of visibility for years, and have never had it until Grafana."

Jake Utley, Senior Software Engineer

“Our engineers used to spend too much time fighting fires caused by our legacy platform. Hosted Prometheus and Grafana on Grafana Cloud was a huge win to give everyone their time back."

Patrick O’Brien, Lead Staff Software Engineer, SRE

“Even though some metrics are a bit technical, you can still provide business-oriented, Grafana dashboards that product owners and business users will like. This gives them a centralized control tower where they can view crucial metrics like how many users or active connections are on their platform.”

Lauren Bel, Head of IT Architecture & Innovation

Choose the version that works best for you

To use Grafana Metrics, you have two options:
Easiest way to get started

Cloud Metrics

Offered as a fully managed service, Grafana Cloud Metrics is a super fast and highly available Prometheus- and Graphite- compatible backend.

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.

Enterprise Metrics

A self-managed Prometheus service that is seamless to use, simple to operate/maintain, and supported by Grafana Labs.

For organizations that have specific privacy or security requirements and need a self-managed environment.

Powerful open source metrics projects supported by Grafana Labs

Grafana Labs launched Grafana Mimir in 2022 with the mission to make it the most scalable, most performant open source time series database for metrics. Grafana Labs is also proud to support the development of the Prometheus and Graphite projects by employing Prometheus and Graphite maintainers. We are building first-class support for Mimir, Prometheus, and Graphite into Grafana, and providing Grafana customers the support and training they need.

Grafana Mimir

Grafana Mimir is a long-term storage for Prometheus metrics that scales to 1 billion active series and beyond.


Prometheus is the de facto standard monitoring system for cloud native applications and infrastructure.


Graphite is a monitoring system for time series data.

Scaling and unifying your metrics

Get a centralized, horizontally scalable, replicated architecture so you can easily manage and maintain your Prometheus implementation based on your specific architecture.
scale your metrics
  • Achieve maximum potential observability since metric limits are no longer a barrier.
  • Save money by eliminating the overhead of a monitoring infrastructure, both in resources and people time.
  • Easily store application and infrastructure data in one centralized cluster, or across multiple clusters, without needing a dedicated team.

Easily monitor and alert on your Kubernetes clusters

Easily monitor and alert on core Kubernetes cluster metrics using the Grafana Agent, our lightweight observability data collector optimized for sending metric, log, and trace data to Grafana Cloud.

  • Get started in minutes with preconfigured scrape jobs and leverage out-of-the-box dashboards to monitor and alert on metrics like network bandwidth, CPU usage, memory usage, disk I/O, and much more.
  • Drill down into resource usage by cluster, namespace, pod, and container.
  • Use multi-cluster views to seamlessly move between clusters and compare behavior.
  • Monitor and alert on persistent volume and kubelet metrics.

Offload the burden of managing your Graphite deployment

Upgrade to a fully hosted backend where we will maintain, upgrade, and run your Graphite environment for you.

  • Easily transition from Graphite to Prometheus with Grafana Metrics. Our system uses the the same format, the same engine, and the same backend for both, meaning there’s no learning curve for you and your team.
  • Highly scalable Graphite metrics storage.
  • Custom long-term retention per original schemas (default 24 months).
  • Collect 100% of metrics at full resolution. No need to downsample or aggregate unless you want to.

Explore, visualize, query, and alert on your Datadog metrics in Grafana Cloud

Send metrics from Datadog agents directly to Grafana with Grafana Cloud, removing the need to rewrite instrumentation code.

  • Host Datadog metrics using an easy-to-use Datadog-compliant API.
  • Query metrics stored using the Datadog-style query language.
  • One-click import to get your Datadog dashboards.

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.

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