Posted On: Nov 24, 2021

Amazon Managed Grafana announces new data source plugins for Amazon Athena and Amazon Redshift, enabling customers to query, visualize, and alert on their Athena and Redshift data from Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces. Amazon Managed Grafana now also supports CloudFlare, Zabbix, and Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring data sources as well as the Geomap panel visualization and open source Grafana version 8.2.

With the new Amazon Athena data source, customers can now connect to, query, and analyze their Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) data using standard SQL directly from Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces. Customers can also leverage the default dashboard that comes with the Amazon Athena plugin to query their AWS Cost and Usage Reports and visualize their AWS spend. Using the new Amazon Redshift data source, customers can now create dashboards and alerts in their Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces to analyze their structured and semi-structured data across data warehouses, operational databases, and data lakes. The Amazon Redshift plugin also comes with a default dashboard out-of-the-box that makes it easy for customers to get started with monitoring the health and performance of their Redshift clusters. 

Customers can now also use the Geomap panel visualization to visualize their geospatial data in a map view. Customers can configure multiple overlay styles to visually represent important location-based characteristics of their data, such as the heatmap overlay to cluster data points for visualizing hotspot locations with high data densities. The Zabbix and CloudFlare data sources are now available on Amazon Managed Grafana, enabling customers to visualize Zabbix metrics and connect to their CloudFlare account to monitor their DNS traffic by geography, latency, response code, query type, and hostname. With the Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring data source, available with a Grafana Enterprise License, customers can now also visualize Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring data directly from their Managed Grafana workspaces. Existing and new Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces are now automatically upgraded to Grafana version 8.2, with no action required from customers.

Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully managed service that takes care of the provisioning, setup, scaling, and maintenance of Grafana servers and 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 with creating a workspace, visit the AWS Console or check out the Amazon Managed Grafana user guide for detailed documentation. To learn more, visit the Amazon Managed Grafana product pagepricing page, and AWS Observability Recipes page for getting started templates.