Introduction to Grafana

Grafana is an open-source solution for running data analytics, pulling up metrics that make sense of the massive amount of data & to monitor our apps with the help of cool customizable dashboards. Grafana connects with every possible data source, commonly referred to as databases such as Graphite, Prometheus, Influx DB, ElasticSearch, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc. Grafana being an open-source solution also enables us to write plugins from scratch for integration with several different data sources. The tool helps us study, analyze & monitor data over a period of time, technically called time-series analytics.