Open Source and Microsoft Azure: A Proud Partnership in Open Source

Today, I’m excited to announce a partnership between and Microsoft Azure. With this partnership, is now offering Azure customers a fully managed, scalable machine data analytics platform built on ELK and Grafana. What does that mean? Azure customers can now easily deploy, run, and scale ELK without the hassle and pain of maintaining and managing the stack themselves.


Wavefront's Observability SDKs for Instrumenting Apps with Metrics, Traces, Histograms: Powerful, Flexible, and Open Source

Wavefront is a cloud-native monitoring and analytics platform used to alert on, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of multi-cloud application environments. It delivers 3D Observability by performing analytics from metrics, traces, and histograms gathered on distributed applications, application services, containers, and public/private/hybrid cloud infrastructures.


There’s no such thing as 100% secure

When Gronk the caveperson chipped out the first wheel from a slab of granite only to watch it roll away down a hill at some speed, he discovered we could build things to make our lives easier. We took this idea and ran with it, and now we have internet connected shoes. However, we also have cybercrime, data theft, phishing, scams, ransomware... the list goes on.


Everything You Need to Know About the OSS Licensing War, Part 3.

In Parts One and Two of this blog, we looked back at the ongoing open source licensing wars, focusing on the evolving situation between Elastic N.V. and AWS. In this final installment, we’ll offer some opinions on the situation, as well as share our own views on how we’re reacting at Grafana Labs.


Kafka Open Source Monitoring Tools

Open source software adoption continues to grow within enterprises (even for legacy applications), beyond just startups and born-in-the-cloud software. In this second part of our Kafka monitoring series (see the first part discussing Kafka metrics to monitor), we’ll take a look at some open source tools available to monitor Kafka clusters. We’ll explore what it takes to install, configure, and actually use each tool in a meaningful way.


Elasticsearch Observability: Embracing Prometheus and OpenMetrics Standards for Metrics

In this blog we will cover the following: Why open standards are important, The Prometheus exposition format, How Elastic views observability, Three ways Elasticsearch can consume Prometheus metrics, and An example of how to collect and visualize metrics exposed by the Prometheus Redis exporter.


Information on open source vulnerabilities is as distributed as the community

Nothing gets the AppSec / InfoSec community abuzz quite like a good old 0-day vulnerability. I mean, what’s not to love here? These vulnerabilities involve the thrill of adversaries knowing something we don’t, giving them a path to sail through our defenses to break into that sweet data inside. They are the James Bond of the security space — suave, sexy, and deadly.


Everything You Need to Know About the OSS Licensing War, Part 2.

Where we left off: AWS had taken the Elasticsearch software and launched their own cloud offering in 2015, and Elastic N.V. had doubled down on an “open core strategy.” Once AWS decides to offer a project like Elasticsearch, it immediately becomes a truly formidable competitor to anyone trying to do the same, even the company behind the software itself. AWS has huge scale, operational expertise, and various network effects that really compound.