10.2.2 / 20 November 2023
|Written in||Go and TypeScript|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS|
|License||GNU Affero General Public License, version 3.0|
There is also a licensed Grafana Enterprise version with additional capabilities available as a self-hosted installation or an account on the Grafana Labs cloud service. It is expandable through a plug-in system. End users can create complex monitoring dashboards using interactive query builders. Grafana is divided into a front end and back end, written in TypeScript and Go, respectively.
As a visualization tool, Grafana is a popular component in monitoring stacks, often used in combination with time series databases such as InfluxDB, Prometheus and Graphite; monitoring platforms such as Sensu, Icinga, Checkmk, Zabbix, Netdata, and PRTG; SIEMs such as Elasticsearch and Splunk; and other data sources. The Grafana user interface was originally based on version 3 of Kibana.
Grafana was first released in 2014 by Torkel Ödegaard as an offshoot of a project at Orbitz. It targeted time series databases such as InfluxDB, OpenTSDB, and Prometheus, but evolved to support relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server.
In 2020 Series B funding round: $50 million.
In 2021, Grafana Labs secured a Series C funding round of $220 million.
As of 2021 April 20, Grafana is licensed under an AGPLv3 license. Contributors to Grafana need to sign a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) that gives Grafana Labs the right to relicense Grafana in the future. The CLA is based on The Apache Software Foundation Individual Contributor License Agreement.
- Loki - a log aggregation platform based on Prometheus first made available in 2019
- Mimir - a metric visualization tool released in 2022 that replaced Cortex
- Tempo - a tool for log tracing, released in 2021
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