Grafana is a popular open-source platform for data visualization and analytics. It allows users to query, visualize, alert, and understand their data from a wide range of sources, including databases, cloud services, and custom applications.

Use it when :

  • - You want to monitor and analyze data from multiple sources in a single dashboard.
  • - You want to create customized visualizations and dashboards to suit your specific needs.
  • - You want to collaborate with team members and share insights across your organization.
  • - You want to receive alerts and notifications when your data meets certain criteria.
  • - You want to scale your monitoring and analytics needs as your business grows.
  • - You want to integrate with a variety of data sources and tools.

Consider :

  • - May require some technical expertise to set up and configure.
  • - May require additional plugins or extensions for certain data sources or features.
  • - May require careful management of access and permissions to ensure data security.
  • - May require more resources compared to simpler visualization tools.