Grafana breaks down the information from logs of services and speeds up the reporting process
August 04, 2021

Grafana breaks down the information from logs of services and speeds up the reporting process

Matthew Goodhall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Grafana Open Source

Overall Satisfaction with Grafana

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
  • 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

Do you think Grafana delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Grafana's feature set?

Yes

Did Grafana live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Grafana go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Grafana again?

Yes

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.

Grafana Feature Ratings

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
3
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
7
Pixel Perfect reports
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
5
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
7
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
6
Delivery to Remote Servers
8