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Grafana

Grafana allows you to query, visualize, alert on and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored. Create, explore, and share beautiful dashboards with your team and foster a data driven culture.

Grafana is enabled and automatically connect by default for all Gigapipe clusters and it doesn't require any configuration.

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You are able to see all your clusters (even from different regions) in the same Grafana dashboard.

You'll have access to the two default dashboards.

  • Cluster metrics
  • Query metrics

Cluster metrics

Cluster metrics will let you monitor the health and performance of the cluster itself. This includes:

  • Ingestion rate (rows/second)
  • Ingestion rate (bytes/second)
  • Rejected inserts
  • Memory usage
  • Available disk space
  • etc

Query metrics

Query metrics will let you monitor how your queries are performing. This is an excellent way of identifying slow running queries which need to be optimized.

This dashboard can identify if your cluster is struggling and needs to be scaled.

  • If you have slow running queries, it may be an indication you need to add another shard (horizontal scaling)
  • If you have a query consuming high amounts of memory, it may be an indication that you need to increase the power of your machines (vertical scaling)

Grafana is deployed by Gigapipe for free and does not incur any additional costs.

Some Grafana metrics are also pulled through directly to the Gigapipe dashboard so you can monitor ingestion rate, disk size and other relevant metrics.