A year in Mimir: Massive scale, new metrics formats, increased adoption

When we introduced Grafana Mimir into the open source ecosystem, we weren’t shy about our ambitions. Once we got past answering some of the easier questions (For the record, the name Mimir comes from Norse mythology, and it’s pronounced /mɪ’mir/.), we quickly got to work making good on our promise to deliver the most scalable, most performant open source time series database (TSDB) in the world.


Meet the minds behind Grafana Pyroscope: Christian, Cyril, Dmitry, and Ryan

What do you get when you combine the wit, wisdom, and weird humor of four talented tech minds? As it turns out, a surprisingly lively Q&A! As Grafana Pyroscope emerges from the union of Grafana Phlare and Pyroscope, it’s time to really get to know the people behind these continuous profiling projects. That’s why we brought together the Pyroscope founders, Dmitry Filimonov and Ryan Perry, and Phlare technical leads, Cyril Tovena and Christian Simon, for this light-hearted conversation.


AppDynamics Cloud integrates with Grafana to add key metrics for dashboards

AppDynamics Cloud releases the first (and only) vendor provided free plugin for GrafanaⓇ OSS. Widely adopted by DevOps, SREs and developers, Grafana has become the go-to dashboarding tool among users—including our own internal teams. As such, Cisco AppDynamics has expanded support and use cases for Grafana by building an open-source integration for AppDynamics Cloud customers, absolutely free of charge!

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New One-click Dashboard Templates in eG Enterprise v7.2

One-click dashboard templates are among a number of tools available within eG Enterprise to allow organizations to rapidly set up targeted and bespoke views for a wide range of audiences across their organizations, whilst avoid the costs and inconsistencies of building and maintaining many individual dashboards.


Introducing Grafana Cloud k6: unified performance testing and observability

Organizations use load and performance testing to prevent issues from impacting customers, which is essential if they want to stay relevant in today’s digital-first world. And with the rise of cloud native technology and DevOps, software teams must shift performance testing left, towards development. However, traditional load and performance testing tools simply haven’t kept pace, leaving developers, operations, and QA teams siloed.

Introducing Grafana Cloud k6

We are excited to introduce Grafana Cloud k6, a fully managed, scalable solution for cross-functional load and performance testing. This new offering within Grafana Cloud empowers developers, operations, and QA teams to prevent system failures and consistently deliver fast and reliable applications. Grafana Cloud k6 is generally available today for all Grafana Cloud customers who are not existing k6 Cloud customers.

From fish tanks to data banks: finding Grafana on a farm

I started a fish farm because I realized that the three marine biologists in the world weren’t giving up their jobs. It was 2014 and I had just finished a degree in marine ecology, so it seemed like a good idea in my head. Of course, actually building and operating a fish farm — technically, an aquaponics farm — turned out to me much harder than I ever expected.


How to monitor an xDSL Modem using a Prometheus Exporter plugin and Grafana Agent on Grafana Cloud with Grafana OnCall

Furkan Türkal likes to design and implement new tech stacks with a deep focus on distributed and low-level systems. He is interested in contributing to open source projects, communities, and project management, and has a strong interest in the CNCF world! Recently, he has been doing research on Supply Chain Security. Hardware breaks, just like our hearts — and both can be due to complicated situations.


How to migrate existing Grafana dashboards and alerts into Kubernetes Monitoring in Grafana Cloud

Kubernetes Monitoring in Grafana Cloud is already an observability Swiss Army knife: You can monitor your Kubernetes fleet performance, nodes, pod logs, resource utilization, and overall infrastructure health all in one hosted platform that comes with prebuilt Grafana dashboards to visualize all the important telemetry you need. All of this sounds great … but what if you already have Grafana dashboards and alerts that are custom to your fleet and the way you do business?

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Metrics vs. Logs vs. Traces (vs. Profiles)

In software observability, we often talk about three signal types - metrics, logs, and distributed traces. More recently I've been hearing about profiles as another signal type. In this article I will explain the different observability signals and when to use them in a clear and concise way.