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Jul 5, 2022   |  By Ivana Huckova
Grafana 9 launched at GrafanaCONline 2022 in June, and one of the biggest highlights was the introduction of the new Grafana Loki and Prometheus query builders. 🎉 We believe that both of them are going to be incredibly useful for our Prometheus and Grafana Loki users. In this blog post, we will focus on the Grafana Loki query builder and share its new features and improvements with you.
Jul 1, 2022   |  By Lauren Johnson
Sometimes the simplest questions prompt the most spirited discussion. Questions like: What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? What should we have for dinner tonight? Or, as we find out in this episode of “Grafana’s Big Tent" what even is observability?
Jun 29, 2022   |  By Vesna Dean
Behind every feature in Grafana, no matter how big or small, lies a lot of hard work, commitment, and attention to detail. At Grafana Labs, we use a cross-functional team approach to come up with ideas and solutions that ultimately make our products more usable, resilient, and adaptable to user needs. To achieve this, we work collaboratively across the UX, product, and engineering disciplines.
Jun 27, 2022   |  By Ieva Vasiļjeva
Role-based access control (RBAC), previously referred to as fine-grained access control (FGAC), is Grafana’s new authorization system. It was introduced as a beta feature in Grafana 8.0 release a year ago, and we’re now excited to promote it to general availability status. With the release of Grafana 9.0 during GrafanaCONline 2022, RBAC is enabled by default for all instances. (The easiest way to get started with Grafana 9? Sign up for a free Grafana Cloud account today.)
Jun 23, 2022   |  By Irina Marchuk
In this guide, we’ll set up an OpenTelemetry Collector that collects logs and sends them to Grafana Loki running in Grafana Cloud. We will consider two examples for sending logs to Loki via OpenTelemetry Collector. The first one shows how to collect container logs with a Fluent Forward receiver. The second one shows how to collect system logs with a Filelog receiver.
Jun 22, 2022   |  By Kristina Durivage
Grafana is an open source tool for people with many different perspectives and various skill levels. Many initiatives to improve the Grafana user experience start by thinking about someone who’s just getting started on their observability journey. However, late last year, a Grafana Labs hackathon team looked to improve the user experience for our power users by introducing a command palette to Grafana.
Jun 21, 2022   |  By Dominik Prokop
We are happy to announce that an official Google BigQuery data source plugin for Grafana has arrived! Based on the popular DoiT International BigQuery DataSource community plugin, the new Grafana BigQuery plugin brings a new and improved query editor experience plus support for all BigQuery data types, Grafana Alerting, and query caching.
Jun 20, 2022   |  By Joey Bartolomeo
GrafanaCONline 2022 wrapped up on Friday, and the big finish featured sessions that covered important changes in Grafana Labs technical documentation, Grafana Cloud’s role in activist engineering projects, and the benefits of load testing with k6. There was also a great success story out of East Africa, where a major bank switched to a business monitoring system with Grafana and improved its customer satisfaction and revenue.
Jun 17, 2022   |  By Joey Bartolomeo
GrafanaCONline 2022 is still going strong, with sessions that covered alerting in Grafana 9, developments in Grafana Loki, and some winning Loki use cases. Plus, there was a talk about building an a F1 telemetry analysis solution that uses Grafana Cloud, along with plenty of dashboard discussions.
Jun 17, 2022   |  By Grafana Labs Team
Three times a year, Grafanistas around the world step away from their daily responsibilities for one week and put their creative energy into what has quickly become a cultural touchstone at Grafana Labs: Our company-wide hackathon.
Apr 15, 2022   |  By Grafana
As organizations have moved from monolithic to microservice-based architectures, there has been an explosion in the volume of logs generated. Most logging solutions create a full index of the logs and use SSD drives, which results in costly compute and storage resources for logs that are mostly write once, read never. We created Grafana Loki to solve these problems. Loki only indexes the metadata of the log lines, relies on inexpensive object storage, and is architected for scalability. In addition, Loki takes advantage of parallelism and sharding that results in fast query performance. In this session, we will discuss the benefits of using Loki as a backend logging solution.
Apr 15, 2022   |  By Grafana
Cardinality Analysis of metrics is an enabler to reducing costs and focusing observability on the necessary metrics to identify and investigate where issues are occurring in your services. Grafana has added cardinality management dashboards to Grafana Cloud and Grafana Enterprise Metrics to make this an easy and fast process. In this introductory session, we will provide an overview of the Grafana Cardinality features and offer a set of discovery questions to help you with the process.
Apr 14, 2022   |  By Grafana
It’s like an obby unto itself: With roughly 100 million global active users, how does an observability team monitor operations and troubleshoot problems that pop up across more than 10,000 servers? In this session, you’ll get an inside look at how the Roblox team evolved their observability platform to combine a multitude of data sources, from low-level hardware health to high-level performance metrics. Grafana Agent plays a key role by replacing many special-purpose pipelines with a single, easy-to-manage tool. Roblox’s observability team has met growing demand to provide actionable insights to hundreds of engineers, covering dozens of data sources and thousands of Grafana dashboards, which all help keep its infrastructure running and ready for play.
Apr 8, 2022   |  By Grafana
Join Grafanistas Jessica Brown, Marcus Olsson, and Mat Ryer as they present at the April 2022 Grafana Labs Virtual EMEA Meetup. Here's a brief look at their talks: “Extend your Grafana experience through plugins” By default, Grafana comes with an impressive set of different visualizations and data source integrations. But that’s not all! Many more panels and data sources are available as plugins, built by the Grafana community. In this session, you’ll learn about the new in-app plugin catalog and a few nifty plugins to get you started using plugins!
Mar 30, 2022   |  By Grafana
Scale to 1 billion metrics and beyond with Grafana Mimir, Grafana Labs' new open source long-term storage backend for Prometheus. In this video, you will see what Grafana Mimir is, how it works, and how to scale from hundreds to over a billion metrics.
Mar 30, 2022   |  By Grafana
Scale to 1 billion metrics and beyond with Grafana Mimir, Grafana Labs' new open source long-term storage backend for Prometheus. In this video, see how you can migrate how to migrate from Cortex to Mimir in minutes.
Mar 30, 2022   |  By Grafana
Scale to 1 billion metrics and beyond with Grafana Mimir, Grafana Labs' new open source long-term storage backend for Prometheus.
Mar 28, 2022   |  By Grafana
A short and sweet video showing you how super easy it is to connect Kafka with Grafana Loki. Hope you like it!
Mar 22, 2022   |  By Grafana
This tutorial video will outline the basics of how to get started with Grafana OnCall. Grafana OnCall ensures the right team members receive the right notifications to their preferred user settings.

Grafana provides a powerful and elegant way to create, explore, and share dashboards and data with your team and the world. Grafana is most commonly used for visualizing time series data for Internet infrastructure and application analytics but many use it in other domains including industrial sensors, home automation, weather, and process control.

Grafana has a robust plugin architecture built for extensibility. Visualize data from more than 40 data sources, including commercial databases and web vendors, and add new graph panels with rich data visualization options. There is built in support for many of the most popular time series data sources. It works with Graphite, Elasticsearch, Cloudwatch, Prometheus, InfluxDB and more.

Grafana Labs is the company behind Grafana, the leading open source software for visualizing time series data. Grafana Labs helps users get the most out of Grafana, enabling them to take control of their unified monitoring and avoid vendor lock in and the spiraling costs of closed solutions.