What is Grafana?
Grafana allows you to query, visualize, alert on and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored. Create, explore, and share beautiful dashboards with your team and foster a data driven culture.
The easiest way to get started is with Grafana Cloud, our fully composable observability stack.
The evolution of Grafana
Since it was started in 2014, Grafana has become one of the most popular open source projects on GitHub.
- Explore for ad-hoc data exploration and troubleshooting
- Gauge Panel
- New Panel Editor UX improvements
- Google Stackdriver Datasource released
- Azure Monitor plugin core datasource
- React plugin support
- Named colors for improved color picking
- Removal of user session storage
- New Panel Editor
- Explore new tracing UI
- Usage insights for enterprise customers
- Transformations and simple Math operations for all data sources
- New plugins platform
- Cloudwatch support
- Time zone support
- Unified alerts
- Library panels for improved dashboards
- Real-time streaming
- Fine-grained access control
- Data source query caching
- New panels for bar charts, state timeline, histogram
- Plugin catalog
- Prometheus and Loki visual query builders
- New heatmap, geomap, candlestick panels
- New Explore-to-dashboard workflow
- Command palette navigation
- Envelope encryption
- New panel search
- Alerting UX improvements
“The goal when creating Grafana was to make the things I found hard, and other people found hard, more easy and accessible. That way, more people could actually start instrumenting their applications and creating dashboards by themselves. Make the tools of observability accessible to everyone in an organization, not just the single Ops person.”
CGO, Co-founder, Grafana Labs
Community-driven development is at the heart of Grafana
Built on open source
- 900k+ active installs
- 49k GitHub stars
Driven by the community
- 10M+ global users
- 1,700+ contributors
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