Grafana Labs Releases Grafana 11.0
April 09, 2024
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Grafana Labs announced the release of Grafana 11.0.

The 11.0 release of Grafana, the company’s flagship open source data visualization platform, includes new updates that make it easier and faster to connect users’ data, visualize it in a beautiful and functional way, share it with others, and respond to incidents.

This release includes a host of improvements and new features that help all users – from SREs to hobbyists – keep their systems healthy with flexible data visualization and allow large organizations to level up their centralized observability strategy, including:

- Faster Root Cause Analysis with Explore Metrics: Explore Metrics provides a query-less experience for Prometheus metrics. Without so much as seeing a PromQL query, users can now visualize a metric, drill down to spot anomalies, and pivot to similar metrics with the same labels to discover the root cause of issues and get a holistic view of their data. The team also introduced Explore Logs, which provides a query-less experience for browsing Loki logs. Users can view logs by service as well as navigate and filter logs based on volume, labels, and patterns – all without LogQL. It will be available in preview for users of Grafana 11+ and Loki 3.0.

- Improved Visualizations: The new Scenes-based architecture introduces an edit mode for dashboards as well as a more consistent sharing experience. The new logs table view makes logs easier to view, read, and parse in Explore. The Canvas panel now has pan and zoom, snap and alignment, and buttons to interact with the systems users are monitoring.

- Simpler Alerting: New Grafana Alerting functionality includes connecting alert rules directly to contact points, improved Terraform management, and finer-grained access control.

- Expanding Grafana’s Big Tent with New Data Sources: Grafana 11 introduces new data sources – Falcon LogScale, Looker, Pagerduty, and SumoLogic – with many more shipping by the end of the year.

- Integrate with Tempo and Traces: Users will now be able to see profiles within a trace span to figure out not just what process, but also what function, took all the time in a given request.

- Configure SSO in the UI: Administrators can set up Oauth or SAML user authentication and synchronize teams to Grafana with a new UI.

- Build observability applications with the New Grafana App Platform: The new Grafana App Platform extends the core Grafana API to provide stronger integration points for application developers. Developers can get started in our new dev portal.

Grafana 11 is currently available in public preview and is rolling out to Grafana Cloud users. It will be generally available on May 14.

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