Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (Preview)

Scalable, secure, and highly available data visualization for your operational metrics

Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (AMG) is a fully managed service that is developed together with Grafana Labs and based on open source Grafana. Enhanced with enterprise capabilities, AMG makes it easy for you to visualize and analyze your operational data at scale. Grafana is a popular open source analytics platform that enables you to query, visualize, alert on and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored.

With AMG, you can analyze your metrics, logs, and traces without having to provision servers, configure and update software, or do the heavy lifting involved in securing and scaling Grafana in production. You can create, explore, and share observability dashboards with your team, and spend less time managing your Grafana infrastructure and more time improving the health, performance, and availability of your applications. Connect AMG to multiple data sources in your observability stack, including AWS data sources like Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service, third-party ISVs like Datadog and Splunk, and self-managed data sources like InfluxDB. AMG natively integrates with AWS services so you can securely add, query, visualize, and analyze your AWS data across multiple accounts and Regions with a few clicks in the AWS Console.

How to use Amazon Managed Service for Grafana with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (3:54)

Benefits

Enjoy the power of Grafana at scale

AMG builds, packages, and deploys workspaces for you, and manages their provisioning, setup, scaling, and maintenance, so you don’t have to. You can then create Grafana dashboards and visualizations in each workspace to analyze your metrics, logs, and traces. With AMG, you create Grafana workspaces where you can define user access and policy controls for data sources that you specify.

Visualize, analyze, and correlate securely across multiple data sources

AMG natively integrates with AWS data sources that collect operational data, discovering the resources in your AWS account or across your Organizational Units, and automatically provisions the right AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies to access your data. AWS data sources include Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, AWS X-Ray, AWS IoT SiteWise, Amazon Timestream, and Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus. You can query these data sources across multiple AWS accounts and Regions. AMG also supports popular third-party data sources such as Graphite, InfluxDB, and more.

Secure access to data and dashboards

AMG integrates with multiple AWS security services to meet your corporate security and compliance requirements. When setting up a workspace in AMG, you can grant users in your corporate directory access to specific dashboards and data sources, and control their read/write access without having to manage multiple user identity pools. You can track changes made to workspaces for compliance and audit logging, and third-party auditors can assess security and compliance as part of multiple AWS compliance programs.

Migrate from self-managed Grafana, easily

No need to start from scratch when migrating from your existing Grafana environment. Use AMG APIs to easily import existing queries and dashboards – you don’t have to re-create dashboard definitions that you’ve already built and perfected (available at GA).

Get started quickly with pre-built dashboards

After selecting your data source, you can choose from a variety of pre-built visualizations to quickly start analyzing metrics, logs, and traces without having to build a dashboard from scratch. AMG offers a variety of visualizations across a broad set of data sources.

Upgrade to Grafana Enterprise for more third-party plugins

With one click, you can upgrade to Grafana Enterprise and gain access to a variety of third-party ISV plugins, including AppDynamics, Datadog, Dynatrace, New Relic, Oracle Database, ServiceNow, Splunk, Wavefront, Snowflake, and MongoDB. You also get access to consultation, support, and on-demand training content directly from Grafana Labs.

How it works

How Amazon Managed Service for Grafana works

Use cases

Unified observability

AMG enables you to query and correlate metrics, logs, and traces that are collected and stored in different tools and then view and analyze them in a single visualization or dashboard. This makes it easier to monitor your applications and troubleshoot operational issues. You can query, correlate, and build a single dashboard with container metrics from Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, logs and traces from Amazon Elasticsearch Service, observability data from Amazon CloudWatch, and operational data from third-party and other cloud vendors.

Container monitoring

Using AMG, you can query, correlate, and visualize container metrics from Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service, Amazon Elastic Container Service, and self-managed Kubernetes running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Simply use AMG to connect to container metrics data sources such as Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, open source Prometheus, Amazon CloudWatch, as well as other self-managed and third-party ISV data sources.

One dashboard, multiple users

AMG supports a wide variety of data sources that enable users of all types to layer operational and business data into a consolidated view. Builders and developers can track their application logs alongside an operator’s infrastructure health metrics, as well as business metrics for key stakeholders, all displayed in a single dashboard using a rich library of interactive visualizations.

Troubleshoot operational issues collaboratively

Teams and users can view and edit dashboards in real time, track dashboard version changes, and share dashboards with related teams and executive stakeholders to ensure that everyone is viewing the same data while troubleshooting operational issues. AMG allows flexible dashboard sharing, from creating snapshots that can be shared publicly, to inviting team members to a shared dashboard.

IoT monitoring

Grafana’s extensible data plugin architecture and flexible graphing options make it popular for monitoring IoT and edge device data, such as earthquake sensor battery levels, manufacturing robot metrics, or energy utility status checks. AMG natively integrates with Amazon IoT SiteWise and Amazon Timestream as data sources for IoT data visualization.

Software development lifecycle monitoring

With an optional upgrade to Grafana Enterprise, you get access to more third-party plugins that provide software development lifecycle monitoring capabilities, such as ServiceNow and Atlassian Jira. Using these plugins, you can pull incident details and software development lifecycle artifacts into AMG, track incident status, pull requests, and code commits, as well as monitor software releases alongside their application health and performance data, all in one place.

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