|Grafana Labs - Empowering Open Source Observability
At Grafana Labs, the mission is clear: democratize metrics, logs, and traces. With a strong commitment to open source and open standards, Grafana Labs provides a range of tools and platforms designed to empower developers, testers, and organizations of all sizes to gain insights into their systems and applications. Let's delve into some of the key projects and initiatives driving the observability landscape forward.
LGTM: Loki, Grafana, Tempo, and Mimir
At the heart of Grafana Labs' ecosystem are four core projects: Loki, Grafana, Tempo, and Mimir. These projects work synergistically to offer a comprehensive observability solution, covering logs, metrics, traces, and more. Let's take a closer look at each of them:
Loki: Loki is like Prometheus, but for logs. It is designed to handle high volumes of log data efficiently, providing a scalable and cost-effective solution for log aggregation, processing, and querying.
Grafana: Grafana is the open and composable observability and data visualization platform. It allows users to visualize metrics, logs, and traces from multiple sources, including Prometheus, Loki, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and more.
Tempo: Tempo is a high-volume, minimal dependency distributed tracing backend. It is optimized for storing and querying trace data at scale, enabling developers to gain insights into the performance of distributed systems.
Mimir: Mimir is the most scalable Prometheus backend, providing horizontally scalable, highly available, multi-tenant, long-term storage for Prometheus metrics.
Contributing and Collaboration
Grafana Labs welcomes contributions from the community and actively collaborates with developers to improve its projects. Whether you're fixing bugs, implementing new features, or improving documentation, Grafana Labs is eager to work with you. If you're interested in contributing, check out the career opportunities available at Grafana Labs.
Several projects within the Grafana Labs ecosystem are pinned for their significance and popularity within the community. These projects include:
- Grafana Mimir: Provides horizontally scalable, highly available, multi-tenant, long-term storage for Prometheus metrics.
- Grafana Tempo: A high-volume, minimal dependency distributed tracing backend.
- Grafana: The open and composable observability and data visualization platform.
- Pyroscope: A continuous profiling platform for debugging performance issues.
Open Source Projects and Communities
Grafana Labs actively contributes to and supports multiple open source projects and communities. Projects such as Loki, Tempo, Mimir, Faro, and Pyroscope are developed in the open, fostering thriving communities of contributors and users. Additionally, Grafana Labs contributes to successful projects like Graphite, Prometheus, and OpenTelemetry, further enriching the observability ecosystem.
Incident Response and Management
Grafana Labs provides Incident Response & Management (IRM) tools that simplify the incident workflow. Integrated into Grafana Cloud, these tools streamline incident response processes, enabling teams to effectively manage and resolve incidents.
In addition to its open source offerings, Grafana Labs provides enterprise solutions built on top of Grafana open source. These enterprise products include support, training, and additional features tailored to the needs of large organizations.
What's New and Release Notes
Stay up-to-date with the latest releases and updates from Grafana Labs' projects:
- Enterprise Logs
- Enterprise Traces
- Grafana Mimir
- Grafana Pyroscope
- Grafana Enterprise Metrics
Grafana Labs continues to drive innovation in the observability space, providing open source tools, platforms, and solutions that empower developers and organizations to gain insights into their systems and applications. With a strong commitment to open source principles and collaboration, Grafana Labs is shaping the future of observability and democratizing access to metrics, logs, and traces.
Explore Grafana Labs' projects, contribute to the community, and embrace the power of open source observability.