Posted On: Aug 31, 2021

Amazon Managed Grafana is now generally available. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully managed, secure data visualization service that enables customers to query, correlate, and visualize operational metrics, logs, and traces for their applications across multiple data sources. Developed in collaboration with Grafana Labs, Amazon Managed Grafana manages the provisioning, setup, scaling, and maintenance of Grafana servers, eliminating the need for customers to do this themselves.

As part of this launch, we are introducing additional capabilities such as native support for Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 to enable single sign-on for Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces. Using SAML, you can integrate directly with your identity provider (IdP) and enable users to log into Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces with their existing usernames and passwords. To simplify setting up SAML for your workspaces, Amazon Managed Grafana also integrates with the dedicated SAML applications built by CyberArk, Okta, OneLogin, Ping Identity, and Azure Active Directory, which you can discover and configure directly from your IdP’s application galleries. 

Amazon Managed Grafana also supports Grafana API Keys and the Terraform Grafana provider, enabling you to automate the creation of dashboards, data sources, and other Grafana resources. You can track and audit changes made to your Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces with an expanded set of CloudTrail logs, such as when dashboards are deleted, data source permissions are changed, and more. Amazon Managed Grafana now supports open source Grafana version 8.0, which includes new features such as library panels that you can build once and re-use on multiple dashboards, a prometheus metrics browser to quickly find and query metrics, new state timeline and status history visualizations, and much more. Additionally, Amazon Managed Grafana supports nine new data source plugins, such as the JSON and Redis data source plugins, as well as new Grafana Enterprise data source plugins including Salesforce, SAP HANA, Atlassian Jira, and more. To access enterprise data sources, you can upgrade to Grafana Enterprise from the Amazon Managed Grafana console, which will enable access to new and previously supported plugins including AppDynamics, DataDog, Dynatrace, MongoDB, New Relic, Snowflake, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, and more.

Amazon Managed Grafana is generally available in the following regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (London), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Seoul). To get started, check out the Amazon Managed Grafana user guide and AWS News Blog. To learn more, visit the Amazon Managed Grafana product page and pricing page for more information.