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What is Grafana?

Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support…

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Pricing

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Grafana Cloud - Pro

$8

Cloud
per month up to 1 active user

Grafana Cloud - Free

Free

Cloud
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users

Grafana Cloud - Advanced

Volume Discounts

Cloud
custom data usage custom active users

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://grafana.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

Grafana v5.0 Alpha Preview

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Grafana 7.0 feature: auto grid layout

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Monitoring Jenkins with Grafana and Prometheus

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Grafana: Open Source Metrics Dashboard

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Guide to Grafana 101: Getting Started With Alerts

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Product Details

Grafana Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, Ubuntu and Debian(ARM64), Docker
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.

Grafana starts at $0.

Reviewers rate Delivery to Remote Servers highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Grafana are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Grafana to monitor our whole infrastructure of linux servers and node js apps. Since we have brought in the Grafana observability into our organisation, it has saved us in many ways from going apps down to server crashing. We have used its ML feature to learn about he patterns in spikes of our server and apps health. One of the best things that we are grateful for using Grafana is its customer service almost as quickly as one can imagine which get us helps whenever we are in a situation. Grafana's alerting system is another great feature that anyone who uses Grafana knows what I am talking about. Its metrics are accurate, and can be retrieve for last 60 days. I also love how Grafana keeps updating its features. Grafana can be a great choice for anyone who is looking for a better observability platform. I use it almost everyday and there is always something new that you find on Grafana which is going to make your application monitoring better than before. When you sign up for free Grafana Cloud Online, you get unlimited number of dashboards to create, beautiful and informative ones, you get 50 GB of logs and 10 K metrics 50 GB of traces, and in my opinion that is more than enough to experience how effective and amazing a service Grafana is.
  • Alerting through many different medium as Slack, Email, Webhook etc
  • Beautiful and unlimited number of dashboards to view your metrics and tweak them as you please
  • Log aggregation and powerful Logql to filter and view your logs
  • Microservices monitoring
  • Large number of plugins and data sources to collect your metrics from almost anywhere
  • Documentation needs to be more clarified since it can be confusing for beginners
  • Notification alert message templates need to be simplified
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
Data Discovery and Visualization (4)
75%
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
70%
7.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
80%
8.0
Predictive Analytics
70%
7.0
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
80%
8.0
BI Standard Reporting (3)
80%
8.0
Customizable dashboards
100%
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
70%
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
70%
7.0
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
82.5%
8.3
Drill-down analysis
80%
8.0
Formatting capabilities
80%
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
80%
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
90%
9.0
Report Output and Scheduling (5)
92%
9.2
Publish to Web
90%
9.0
Publish to PDF
90%
9.0
Report Versioning
90%
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
90%
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
100%
10.0
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
Grafana gives more flexibility to explore its features. A new user can explore experiment and work with free Grafana account and find if it is suitable for them.Other platforms don't have the features in their freemium version that Grafana has. It lets us try features of Grafana that other platforms like New Relic wants you to buy their pro version first. Grafana is also less expensive to operate in the long run. It is just 8$ per user to access its full functionality whereas New Relic offers the less features and is also not going to let you know its pricing unless you contact them through a form.
ANurag Tamrakar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We're using Grafana for visualizing Prometheus metrics which comes from our Kubernetes clusters and other Application and Enterprise tools servers and sending alerts on our collaboration channels whenever a metric is breeching defined threshold. There are a lot of paid tools [that] are available in the market, but nothing is better than Grafana.
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
  • There are some settings which we can't configure from UI (Web Console).
  • We've open[ed] up configuration files in command line text editors and manually do the settings e.g. LDAP/SSO configuration.
  • In terms of visualization, it's best, but it doesn't support log analysis otherwise it could destroy business of all other visualization tools.
If you are looking for a tool that can visualize metrics coming from data sources, create widgets, dashboards, and send alerts on collaboration channels when a threshold is breached then in that case Grafana is a GoTo tool; but if you are looking for analyzing logs, Grafana can not do this you will have to with Kibana or any other log analysis tool [in my opinion].
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
N/A
N/A
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
N/A
N/A
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
N/A
N/A
Predictive Analytics
N/A
N/A
BI Standard Reporting (3)
83.33333333333334%
8.3
Customizable dashboards
90%
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
80%
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
80%
8.0
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
N/A
N/A
Drill-down analysis
N/A
N/A
Formatting capabilities
N/A
N/A
Integration with R or other statistical packages
N/A
N/A
Report sharing and collaboration
N/A
N/A
Report Output and Scheduling (5)
N/A
N/A
Publish to Web
N/A
N/A
Publish to PDF
N/A
N/A
Report Versioning
N/A
N/A
Report Delivery Scheduling
N/A
N/A
Delivery to Remote Servers
N/A
N/A
  • It has kicked out some of our paid monitoring and visualization tools.
  • Now Monitoring, Visualization and Alerting is being done in a single platform.
  • It made monitoring and visualization very easy for us.
Matthew Goodhall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Grafana is being used as part of our monitoring solution alongside services such as Icinga. It is used to graph the uptime as well as sessions etc. This is then exported as part of our monthly review and supplied to clients as part of the billing cycle. It is also used by the support team too with the monitoring solution to spot any trends that could potentially lead to issues in the future.
  • Graphing lots of data
  • Simplicity of setup
  • Readability of logs
  • Configuration plugins
  • Automation of setups
  • Custom exports
We create monthly availability reports and connection reports for services. Grafana helps break down the information from the logs of the services into easily readable formats to speed up the reporting process.

It is well suited as part of a maintenance and support suite for teams that manage multiple servers or applications. That is the case with us. It helps with noticing trends for systems, such as high usage times, etc. However when combined with alerting services, it can also warn of a potential issue before it occurs.
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
56.66666666666667%
5.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
60%
6.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
80%
8.0
Predictive Analytics
30%
3.0
BI Standard Reporting (3)
76.66666666666667%
7.7
Customizable dashboards
80%
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
70%
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
80%
8.0
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
72.5%
7.3
Drill-down analysis
80%
8.0
Formatting capabilities
80%
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
50%
5.0
Report sharing and collaboration
80%
8.0
Report Output and Scheduling (5)
70%
7.0
Publish to Web
80%
8.0
Publish to PDF
70%
7.0
Report Versioning
60%
6.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
60%
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
80%
8.0
  • Time-consuming reports reduced
  • Spotting trends in services
  • Preventive maintenance
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
My company started using it for just a single department, the systems engineering team. We have now built it out where it benefits other departments, so it is used by a large percentage of Operations. Grafana helps to visualize metrics so we have a better idea of what is happening within our environment and areas of improvement.
  • Stunning dashboards
  • Versatile data sources
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
We use the free version of Grafana and it handles everything we need for now, we will likely be switching to the paid version at some point. Grafana also offers a hosted instance that helps users get off the ground sooner. There is a definite learning curve to creating dashboards and knowing data sources available to the user.
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
86.66666666666666%
8.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
80%
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
90%
9.0
Predictive Analytics
90%
9.0
BI Standard Reporting (3)
83.33333333333334%
8.3
Customizable dashboards
100%
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
80%
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
70%
7.0
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
77.5%
7.8
Drill-down analysis
80%
8.0
Formatting capabilities
80%
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
70%
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
80%
8.0
Report Output and Scheduling (5)
62%
6.2
Publish to Web
50%
5.0
Publish to PDF
50%
5.0
Report Versioning
70%
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
60%
6.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
80%
8.0
  • Management team is able to see into our environment.
  • Pin point issues where problems might arise.
Grafana blows Nagios out of the water when it comes to customization. The ability to feed almost any data source makes it very versatile and the cost is great.
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