Grafana is a multi-platform open source analytics and interactive visualization web application. Various data sources, such as InfluxDB, AWS CloudWatch, and Prometheus, integrate with Grafana to produce Grafana dashboards. These dashboards are helpful because they bring together data and help users gather insights in real time.

Combining the power of Grafana and InfluxDB

InfluxDB and Grafana

InfluxData and Grafana have a solid and active partnership that dates back to April 2014 when Torkel Ödegaard added InfluxDB support in Grafana. InfluxData Founder Paul Dix often speaks about why and how the InfluxDB community uses Grafana, noting: “We use Grafana and know most of our users use it. Grafana is great for visibility.”

The InfluxData-Grafana partnership has grown to extend to supporting new capabilities like Flux lang.

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Powerful dashboards for all use cases

Infrastructure monitoring with InfluxDB and Grafana

Infrastructure monitoring with InfluxDB and Grafana covers a variety of monitoring use cases - from containers, virtual machines to networks, pretty much everything in your infrastructure can be monitored. In this example, Michael Schoen writes about how you can pull telemetry from a Cisco NX-OS with the Telegraf SNMP plugin. Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana is a popular combination used by many community members and is also commonly referred to as the TIG Stack.

Read blog | Monitor Cisco NX-OS/ACI via SNMP and the TIG-Stack

IoT monitoring with InfluxDB and Grafana

There are a number of IoT examples that range from home automation, consumer applications that collect data from sensors or devices, and Industrial solutions that collect data from SCADA systems, PLCs, and machines to drive operational efficiencies. In many of these cases, operators are provided with a Grafana dashboard to discover opportunities for improvement. BurnsHA has developed a three-part series showing users how to install and set up InfluxDB, Home Assist, and Grafana.

Watch video | InfluxDB, Grafana & Home Assistant

Read blog | How to Integrate Grafana with Home Assistant

Customer use cases

Flux queries in Grafana 7

Ronald McCollam from Grafana Labs shares new features of Grafana 7, including native Flux query support. You'll also learn how to combine Flux queries with other data to perform advanced analytics and joins to truly understand your entire environment!

Streaming Sensor Data with Grafana and InfluxDB

In this video, you will learn how you can stream your sensor data into InfluxDB and build meaningful dashboards with Grafana.
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