Grafana is an open source visualization and monitoring tool that is used for creating dashboards and charting time series data. Grafana is used by thousands of companies to monitor their infrastructure. It is a popular component in monitoring stacks, and is often used together with Prometheus, ElasticSearch, MySQL, and other data sources.
The engineering complexities around building Grafana involve the large number of integrations, the highly configurable ReactJS frontend, and the ability to query and display large data sets. Grafana also must be deployable to cloud and on-prem environments.
Torkel Ödegaard is a co-founder of Grafana Labs, and joins the show to talk about his work on the open source project and the company he is building around it.
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