Prometheus

Prometheus® is an open source monitoring system developed by engineers at SoundCloud in 2012. In 2016, Prometheus was the second project accepted into the Cloud Native Computing Foundation after Kubernetes, and also to the second to graduate in 2018.

The Prometheus monitoring system includes a rich, multidimensional data model, a concise and powerful query language called PromQL, an efficient embedded timeseries database, and over 150 integrations with third-party systems.

Grafana Labs is proud to support the development of the Prometheus project by employing Prometheus maintainers, building first-class support for Prometheus into Grafana, and ensuring Grafana customers receive Prometheus support and features they need.

Contributors

Richard "RichiH" Hartmann

Richard "RichiH" Hartmann

Director, Community

Björn “Beorn” Rabenstein

Björn “Beorn” Rabenstein

Principal Software Engineer

Callum Styan

Callum Styan

Software Engineer

Goutham Veeramachaneni

Goutham Veeramachaneni

Software Engineer

Ganesh Vernekar

Ganesh Vernekar

Software Engineer

Tom Wilkie

Tom Wilkie

VP, Product

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Products and Services

Grafana Cloud

Grafana Cloud: Hosted Prometheus

  • Use our high-performance, Prometheus-compatible hosted metrics service for bringing together metrics from multiple Prometheus instances.
  • Durably store metrics for 13 months for historical analysis.
  • No commitments: Pay for only what you use with our usage-based pricing.

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Grafana Enterprise

Enterprise Support for Prometheus

  • Get support and training from Prometheus maintainers and experts.
  • 24x7x365 coverage comes from our geographically distributed team.
  • Per-node pricing scales with your deployment.

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