The whys and hows of Grafana

What is Grafana? Grafana is an open-source platform for running data analytics and pulling up metrics that make sense of the massive amount of data in a pleasing way. Grafana is capable of connecting with most data sources such as PostgreSQL, Influx DB, Graphite, Prometheus, ElasticSearch, MySQL, etc. Dashboard The main feature is users can create dashboards with panels. Each panel represents specific metrics over a set time-frame. Grafana supports single stats (text values), graphs, tables, heatmaps, logs, alert list, and…