Continuous profiling for better application performance

Grafana Cloud Profiles is a hosted continuous profiling tool that gives you a cost-efficient way to better understand the resource usage of code. Powered by Grafana Pyroscope, Cloud Profiles enables you to optimize infrastructure spend, simplify debugging, and enhance application performance.

A free plan that’s actually useful

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Reduce costs

Spot CPU spikes, memory leaks, and other inefficiencies with code-level visibility into resource usage. Teams can then optimize their code and lower infrastructure costs.

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Decrease latency

Maintain high speed and efficiency and improve application performance. In a competitive digital world, decreasing latency translates to increasing revenue.

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Resolve incidents faster

Cut down the mean time to resolution (MTTR) by correlating continuous profiling data with metrics, logs, and traces to quickly identify the root cause of any issue.

What is continuous profiling?

Continuous profiling, which is often described as the “fourth pillar of observability,” provides in-depth insights into resource usage and latency down to the code level. But rather than simply being another addition to your observability stack, continuous profiling brings together metrics, logs, and traces in new ways, representing a key step in unifying the traditional pillars of observability.

Continuous profiling offers a dynamic, time-oriented perspective on resource usage. This approach helps developers optimize infrastructure spend more effectively, simplifies debugging, and enhances the overall understanding of an application’s performance.

Why use Grafana Cloud for continuous profiling?

Optimize code for better resource efficiency

Identify and analyze application performance hotspots more intuitively with the App Plugin View. Teams can then write better code to increase application performance, decrease infrastructure costs, and create a high-quality user experience.

  • Label explorer view shows which labels are consuming the most resources.
  • Flamegraph diffs calculate the differential between two time periods or label sets and pinpoints where problem areas exist.
  • Get line-level code exports for profile-guided optimization (PGO) and pprof.
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Correlate data across your observability stack

Get full visibility into your profiling data and correlate it with logs, metrics, traces, and other data sources with the Explore View, which provides a holistic view of your system’s behavior.

  • Analyze profiling data alongside other telemetry.
  • Easily navigate between different data sources with time-synced views.
  • Dive deeper into specific profiles with targeted query support.
  • Choose from a variety of flamegraph visualizations for your profiling data.

Build custom dashboards

Get an at-a-glance overview of your profiling data with the Dashboard View, which gives you insight into your application performance over time and helps monitor your key performance indicators.

  • Set up customized panels with the metrics that matter.
  • Visualize key performance indicators in a single view.
  • Share dashboards among team members, facilitating collaboration and a data-driven culture.
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It’s easy to get started

Sign up

Choose your client

Choose either a Language SDK or auto-instrumentation via Grafana Agent

Configure your client

Configure authentication information for your Grafana Cloud Profiles stack

Send profiling data

Start profiling!

Get continuous profiling fully managed with Grafana Cloud

Cloud Free

No payment. Ever.
  • 50GB profiles.
  • 3 active monthly users.
  • Always free. Never expires. Upgrade at any time.
Easiest way to get started

Cloud Pro

Pay as you go
Best suited for growing teams that need to scale above 50 GBs of profiles ingest per month, access 30 days of retention, and unlock 8x5 support.

Cloud Advanced

Premium bundle
Best suited for teams that need to scale above 50 GB of profiles ingest per month, access custom retention, and unlock 24x7 support.

“At Alpaca, every nanosecond counts when pushing the performance envelope of our high throughput and low-latency trading systems. In addition to the highly intuitive ad hoc exploration that Pyroscope offers, the integration with Grafana gives us a holistic observability platform that helps correlate our application metrics within continuous performance profiles insights from Pyroscope – all within a single Grafana dashboard, which is critical to our performance and scale.”
Raja Bhatia
Chief Technology Officer, Alpaca