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Grafana

The analytics platform for all your metrics
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Grafana, the leading open-source software for visualizing time series data. Grafana Labs helps users get the most out of Grafana, enabling them to take control of their unified monitoring and avoid vendor lock-in and the spiraling costs of closed solutions. Grafana allows users to query, visualize, alert on and understand the metrics no matter where they are stored. Create, explore, and share dashboards with the team and foster a data-driven culture.

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Grafana Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number New York, New York
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Installed - Windows Installed - Mac Category Dashboard Software

Grafana Pricing

Pricing ModelFree Trial , Open-source , Subscription , Quotation Based
Grafana Cloud Standard
$49 /Month

Features

  • 3000 series included (Additional usage billed starting at $16/1000 series/month.)
  • 100 GB of Logs included (Additional logs usage billed at $0.5/GB/month)
  • 10 Users (Additional users billed at $5/user/month)
  • 8x5 Email Support
  • Dedicated Grafana Instance
  • Prometheus Endpoint
  • Graphite Endpoint
  • Hosted Logs Backend
  • Unlimited Dashboards
  • Unlimited Alerts
  • Custom Auth (LDAP, OAuth and more)
  • Custom Domain
  • SSL
  • Long-term retention
Grafana Cloud Pro
Custom

Features

  • Includes features of Grafana Cloud Standard plan, plus
  • Volume Based Metrics Pricing
  • Volume Based User Pricing
  • 24x7 Email, Phone and Chat Support
  • Dedicated Account Manager
Grafana Enterprise
Custom

Features

  • Enterprise Plugins
  • Unlimited Expert Support
  • Critical Response SLA
  • Training
  • Grafana LTS
  • Indemnification
  • Private Label
  • Roadmap Assurance
  • Advanced Auth
  • Datasource Permissions
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Grafana FAQs

Grafana is Dashboard Software. Grafana offers the following functionalities:

  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Data Integration
  • Data Security
  • Interactive Dashboard
  • OLAP
  • Predefined Templates
  • Public Dashboard
  • Visual Analytics

Learn more about Grafana features.

The pricing for Grafana starts at $49.00 per month. Grafana has a single plan:

  • Grafana Cloud Stard at $49.00 per month.
    • Grafana also offers a custom plan based on the customer's request.

      Learn more about Grafana pricing.

No, Grafana does not offer a free plan.

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Yes, Grafana provides API.

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Grafana Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.5
Based on 37 Rating(s)
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User in ResearchSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 07 September 2020)
"Easy time series visualization"

What do you like best?

Easy to set up and doesn't require a lot of code in order to have clean and useful time-series graphs. The best part is that it's available as a web server application and can thus be deployed quick and easy. Visually, the graphs and other dashboard components look good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Requires plugins in order to use some data sources otherwise it's really wonderful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

realtime visualization and monitoring of sensor readings and visualization of realtime calculation results from simulations. The deployment was relatively quick and easy and graph types can be changed easily with the click of a button. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Péter GSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 01 July 2020)
"Using Grafana for visualizing Metrics and Logs in our DevOps environment"

What do you like best?

That grafana is easy to integrate with every kind of data source. The graphs are smooth and easy to understand. You can easily query everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Displaying logs is a bit unsupported at the moment, but still one of the best on the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to choose one platform, where you can visualize metrics, don't hesitate and just choose grafana, because it is the best platform for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visualizing metrics of our virtual machines from elasticsearch datasource and visualizing metrics of containers from prometheus datasource. Also displaying application and server logs on separated dashboards. The biggest benefit is that I can see every kind of information from various datasources on a single platform and possibly on a single dashboard. The dashboards are capable of refreshing themselves and with that, you can see what is happening in you environment real time. Grafana is also great if you want to display one or more of its dashboards on TV screens or on some other non-interactive display, because you can share the dashboards for users who does not have the needed privileges to sign in to your grafana instance. Integration of grafana with any kind of authentication system (for example Microsoft's very own Active Directory with the LDAP integration) is very easy. Running grafana inside container is also very easy and well documented and supported, which makes the operation of the instance a lot easier. You can also create organizations on the platform and you can create roles based on those organizations. By using these, you can separate dashboards for different teams and/or users. The documentation and the community built around the platform is great and one of the best I have seen in the open source community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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User in Information Technology and ServicesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 11 January 2020)
"I used grafana for visulization purpose."

What do you like best?

Grafana is basically used for visualization purpose. It provides different types of panels for visualizing data for example graph, status panel, single state etc.

we can use different type of data sources while creating any dashboard.

What do you dislike?

Till now everything is fine, I personally feels good while using it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For monitoring different type of tools and for presenting our data in the form of graphs I mainly use grafana.

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User in InternetSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 03 December 2019)
"Best visualisation tool for monitoring"

What do you like best?

Customisation of graphs, a lot of data sources, a lot of plugins (different visualisations, auth, data sources). Multi-tenancy, different auth methods. Sharing of graphs. API for automation and etc.

What do you dislike?

If you use it heavily sometimes you need to modify code to add more features (and in my experience only 30% of github PR got merged). Some obvious features for visualisation plugins are still missing (like filter out empty metrics from table).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use internal alerts if you use cases are simple otherwise use some external and more powerful tool. Don't be lazy and set up proper auth.

Also remember that your Grafana powerfulness depends on your time series database. Nice would be to ideas is to use templating tool to build your graphs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visualisation, alerts, monitoring, troubleshooting.

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User in ResearchSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 11 October 2019)
"Easy time series visualization"

What do you like best?

Easy to set up and doesn't require a lot of code in order to have clean and useful time-series graphs. The best part is that it's available as a web server application and can thus be deployed quick and easy. Visually, the graphs and other dashboard components look good

What do you dislike?

Requires plugins in order to use some data sources otherwise it's really wonderful

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

realtime visualization and monitoring of sensor readings and visualization of realtime calculation results from simulations. The deployment was relatively quick and easy and graph types can be changed easily with the click of a button.

...more
User in Marketing and AdvertisingSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 08 September 2019)
"Fast, reliable, and good-looking"

What do you like best?

Grafana is a great-looking data visualisation tool which allows you to create dashboards containing various data sources which can be collected from almost any software. I love how professional Grafana dashboards look compared to how little effort goes into creating them.

What do you dislike?

Grafana requires a database or some other kind of persistent storage in order to keep historical data. This can sometimes be difficult to set up depending on your use case.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Grafana is a great way to show the impact real-world conditions have on resources (eg, the system resource change during a spike in web traffic can be easily seen)

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Matt CSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 28 January 2019)
"Beautiful and Powerful"

What do you like best?

Once configured, the dashboards are pleasant to look at and nearly infinitely customizable to any need. Since it is an open source project, there are means to integrate with a large number of data collection systems.

What do you dislike?

The tool takes a good bit of time to get set up and usable. It is not a project for someone looking for a quick solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need visualizers and don't mind a bit of configuration time on a Linux server, this is a fantastic tool.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a quick visual dashboard showing status and usage of our critical systems both on premises and in the cloud. We see system trouble in seconds now rather than finding out when users experience a problem. This allows us to respond to issues before they impact the organization.

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Administrator in InternetSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 23 January 2019)
"The best opensource dashboards in the world"

What do you like best?

The ability to use the various datasources as a backend (prometheus, graphite, even elasticsearch), the ability to automate the deployment of Grafana itself (even the dashboards provisioning, which is great).

Documentation is very well, and especially, I love the kiosk mode.

Template variables are the best!

What do you dislike?

Alerting. It's really pitiful, because the alerting ability is very limited. You can't do math on it and you can't select popular business-messengers or alermanager.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You need to spend some time initially to understand which metrics and in which ways you want to show, because it's very easy to make bad dashboards, but quite complex to make them really useful

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to have a quick overview of the project health itself, also we the ability to have the screens in the office, which are 24x7 playing the Grafana playlists

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Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and ServicesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 15 August 2018)
"Future of monitoring"

What do you like best?

We use grafana for monitoring al the business process and infrastructure. We are now only approaching but it look good (moving from cacti). The capability to review data old and new it is powerful. The look and feel it is really good.

What do you dislike?

Some time take time to update, maybe because we are on test.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It look like a powerful tool

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring process and infrastructure

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User in InternetSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 28 July 2018)
"Good UI "

What do you like best?

Easy to integrate with Graphite and AWS Cloudwatch

What do you dislike?

Lack some features such as export to CSV

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Metrics monitoring

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