As we speak, in partnership with Grafana Labs, we’re excited to announce in preview, Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (AMG), a totally managed service that makes it straightforward to create on-demand, scalable, and safe Grafana workspaces to visualise and analyze your information from a number of sources. For those who’d wish to learn extra about this thrilling partnership, check out this blog by Grafana Lab’s CEO, Raj Dutt.

Grafana is among the hottest open supply applied sciences used to create observability dashboards in your functions. It has a pluggable information supply mannequin and assist for various sorts of time collection databases and cloud monitoring distributors. Grafana centralizes your utility information from a number of open-source, cloud, and third-party information sources.

Lots of our clients love Grafana, however don’t need the burden of self-hosting and managing it. AMG manages the provisioning, setup, scaling, model upgrades and safety patching of Grafana, eliminating the necessity for patrons to do it themselves. AMG robotically scales to assist 1000’s of customers with excessive availability.

With AMG, you’ll get a totally managed and safe information visualization service the place you may question, correlate, and visualize operational metrics, logs and traces throughout a number of information sources together with cloud providers resembling AWS, Google, and Microsoft. AMG is built-in with AWS information sources, resembling Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, AWS X-Ray, AWS IoT SiteWise, Amazon Timestream, and others to gather operational information in a easy method. AMG can be tightly built-in with the newly introduced Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP), offering clients a complete observability resolution for container primarily based functions. Moreover, AMG additionally supplies plug-ins to connect with common third-party information sources, resembling Datadog, Splunk, ServiceNow, and New Relic by upgrading to Grafana Enterprise straight from the AWS Console.

Screenshot for creating and configuring a managed Grafana workspace

AMG integrates straight into your AWS Organizations. You’ll be able to outline a AMG workspace in a single AWS account that permits you to uncover and entry datasources in all of your accounts and areas throughout your AWS group. Creating dashboards in Grafana is simple as all these completely different datasources are discoverable in a single place.

Prospects actually like Grafana for the convenience of making dashboards, it comes with many built-in dashboards to make use of once you add a brand new information supply, or you may make the most of its broad group of pre-built dashboards. For instance, you may see within the following picture a very nice dashboard that AMG created for me from certainly one of my AWS Lambda operate.

Screenshot of an automatic dashboard for Lambda function

Considered one of my favourite issues from AMG is the built-in safety features. You’ll be able to simply allow single sign-on utilizing AWS Single Signal-On, prohibit entry to information sources and dashboards to the precise customers, and entry audit logs by way of AWS CloudTrail in your hosted Grafana workspace. With AWS Single Signal-On you may leverage your present company directories to implement authentication and authorization permissions.

One other highly effective characteristic that AMG has is assist for Alerts. AMG integrates with Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) so clients can ship Grafana alerts to SNS as a notification vacation spot. It additionally has assist for 4 different alert locations together with PagerDuty, Slack, VictorOps and OpsGenie.

There aren’t any up-front investments required to make use of AMG, and also you solely pay a month-to-month lively consumer license payment. This implies you can provision many customers to entry to your Grafana workspace, however will solely be billed for lively customers that log in and use the workspace that month. Customers granted entry however that don’t log in, won’t be billed that month. You may as well improve to Grafana Enterprise utilizing AWS Marketplace, to get entry to enterprise plugins, assist, and coaching content material straight from Grafana Labs.

Availability

This service is obtainable in US East (N. Virginia) and Europe (Eire) areas. To be taught extra go to the AMG service web page, and you’ll want to join our re:Invent session tomorrow 12/16 from 8:00am – 8:30am PST for a demo!

AMG is now obtainable in preview; to get entry to this service fill out the registration form here.

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