Exploring Grafana's Observability Beyond Visualization

Exploring Grafana's Observability Beyond Visualization | The Big Dev Theory | S4 | Ep.1

Stuart Clark
Amazon Employee
Published Oct 3, 2023
Last Modified Apr 18, 2024
In this episode of The Big Dev Theory on Twitch, we are joined by Brandy Smith, SR. Solutions Engineer, Grafana Labs
Many people know Grafana for the visualization layer - but did you know Grafana Labs has built the world's first open & composable observability stack — and it's designed for monitoring hybrid-cloud, container, and microservices environments - amongst other things! Have you used Grafana to build a dashboard? Have you experimented with your first dashboard and are looking to build your first production dashboard? Or perhaps you’re looking to give your existing dashboards that well-deserved makeover finally? Join us to learn more.

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Grafana integrations bundle Grafana Agent, tailored Grafana dashboards, and alerting defaults for common observability targets like Linux hosts, Kubernetes clusters, and Nginx servers. With Grafana integrations, you can get a pre-configured Prometheus and Grafana-based observability stack up and running in minutes.
Integration partners: Integrate your technology with Grafana and instantly connect your users (and their data) to premium dashboarding, alerting, and monitoring features.
CloudWatch metrics integration for Grafana Cloud The CloudWatch integration allows you to scrape AWS CloudWatch metrics without installing the Grafana agent. You can create multiple configurations called “scrape jobs” to separate concerns. Please note that we can only discover metrics for AWS resources that have tags applied to them. For more information, see the AWS docs.
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Stuart Clark, Senior Developer Advocate @ AWS
Adrian SanMiguel, Principal Solutions Architect, Strategic Partner Engagements @ AWS

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