Grafana 7.0 GA
May 20, 2020
7.0 comes with significant enhancements to simplify the development of
custom plugins and drastically increase the power, speed and flexibility
of visualization. This latest release helps organizations realize their
monitoring, visualization and observability goals even faster. Open
source Grafana is among the world’s most popular dashboard solutions and
boasts more than 550,000 active installations and millions of dashboards
in use across the globe. Grafana 7.0 is an accumulation of effort
commencing after 6.0 spanning nearing 18,000 commits and 3,699 pull
requests from 362 contributors around the world. Additionally, there are
hundreds of company, commercial and community data-source plugins and
thousands of sample dashboards.
New component libraries, tools, data structures and a completely rebuilt common and unified data and plugin framework based on Apache Arrow provide consistent data structure and significantly reduce the effort required to develop plugins.
(Much More Power and Control
to) Process and Transform Your Data
A shared set of common data operations that were previously duplicated as custom features in many panels or data sources are now an integral part of the Grafana data processing pipeline and something all data sources and panels can take advantage of.
New data inspection feature lets users see, export (CSV), and drill into query execution details for faster troubleshooting.
(Faster Ways to) Visualize Your
Data… Even Traces
A range of automatic and easy-to-use rendering options drastically simplifies effort and results in dashboard panels in a variety of formats including tables, non-time-series charts and more. This augments the significant library of existing panel plugins including maps, pie charts and gauges.
New panel options, new edit experience, and new table panel along with easier resizing.
Search, Discover, and Secure Your
Dashboards with New Enterprise Features
Out-of-the-box searching and dashboard reporting for usage trends to more easily identify inactive and popular dashboards.
Ability to identify concurrent dashboard users for faster collaboration.
is truly a major release for us — not just a .0 or laundry list of
features, but a fundamental, system-wide advancement. With this release,
users are going to experience an increase in speed to visualization,
along with a host of capabilities that will give them one place, at the
user level, to perform simple and complex functions and transformations
on their data. For example, by chaining a simple set of point-and-click
transformations, users will be able join, filter, re-name, and calculate
to get the results they need. Grafana is becoming an ideal tool to speed
and ease data transformations and reduce the need to perform disjointed
transformations through a variety of query languages outside the
dashboard.” — Torkel Ödegaard, creator of Grafana and co-founder and CGO
of Grafana Labs