OpenTelemetry metrics: A guide to Delta vs. Cumulative temporality trade-offs

In OpenTelemetry metrics, there are two temporalities, Delta and Cumulative and the OpenTelemetry community has a good guide on the different trade-offs of each. However, the guide tackles the problem from the SDK end. It does not cover the complexity that arises from the collection pipeline. This post takes that into account and covers the architecture and considerations that are involved end-to-end for picking the temporality.


How to monitor SLOs with Grafana, Grafana Loki, Prometheus, and Pyrra: Inside the Daimler Truck observability stack

In order for fleet managers at Daimler Truck to manage the day-to-day operations of their vast connected vehicles service, they use tb.lx, a digital product studio that delivers near real-time data along with valuable insights for their networks of trucks and buses around the world. Each connected vehicle utilizes the cTP, an installed piece of technology that generates a small mountain of telemetry data, including speed, GPS position, acceleration values, braking force and more.


Better anomaly detection in system observability and performance testing with Grafana k6

Grzegorz Piechnik is a performance engineer who runs his own blog, creates YouTube videos, and develops open source tools. He is also a k6 Champion. You can follow him here. From the beginning of my career in IT, I was taught to automate every repeatable aspect of my work. When it came to performance testing and system observability, there was always one thing that bothered me: the lack of automation. When I entered projects, I encountered either technological barriers or budgetary constraints.


Learning in public: How to speed up your learning and benefit the OSS community, too

Technical folks in OSS communities often find themselves in permanent learning mode. Technology changes constantly, which means learning new things — whether it’s a new feature in the latest OSS release or an emerging industry best practice — is, for many of us, simply a natural part of our jobs. This is why it’s important to think about how we learn, and improve the skill of learning itself.


How universities preserve and protect digital assets with Grafana dashboards

Anthony Leroy has been a software engineer at the Libraries of the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) since 2011. He is in charge of the digitization infrastructure and the digital preservation program of the University Libraries. He coordinates the activities of the SAFE distributed preservation network, an international LOCKSS network operated by seven partner universities.

Improved time series, trend, and state timeline visualizations in Grafana 10.1

When you’re visualizing data in time series, trend, and state timeline panels, one challenge you might have faced is when arbitrary gaps in your data end up automatically connected in your visualization. This can distort the true picture of your data, leading to potential misinterpretations. In Grafana 10.1, you can now set a specific threshold on the x-axis in your Grafana dashboards to disconnect any data points above this threshold.

Grafana 10.1: How to build dashboards with visualizations and widgets

Learn how to distinguish widgets from visualizations for building better dashboards with Grafana 10.1. This update will improve your dashboard creation process because if you want to integrate elements like text, news, or an annotation list, you no longer need to select a data source first. Plus, to optimize your editing experience, the plugins list and library panels are now context-aware, adjusting in real time based on whether you’re working with a widget or a visualization.

Introducing agentless monitoring for Prometheus in Grafana Cloud

We’re excited to announce the Metrics Endpoint integration, our agentless solution for bringing your Prometheus metrics into Grafana Cloud from any compatible endpoint on the internet. Grafana Cloud solutions provide a seamless observability experience for your infrastructure. Engineers get out-of-the-box dashboards, rules, and alerts they can use to visualize what is important and get notified when things need attention.