Grafana labs introduced various improvements, including the release of Loki 2.0, Grafana Tempo, Grafana 7.3, new plugins, and Grafana Metrics Enterprise. Loki 2.0 allows users to transform the logs and extract additional labels and also enables more filtering and grouping. The new version also allows transformation across all log content, whether it is in log format, a JSON logline, structured or unstructured. Users can transform these logs and normalize them to do complicated querying, with the new query tools.
Grafana Tempo is the company’s new open-source and high-scale distributed tracing backend. It only requires object storage like S3 or GCS. Grafana Tempo is designed for seamlessly correlating metrics, logs, and traces and allows users to quickly troubleshoot by narrowing the trace. Grafana Tempo is integrated with Grafana, Prometheus, and Loki, it also can be used with any open-source tracing protocols.
Grafana 7.3 brings various new features, including gradient color palettes for visualization, a new cell hover in the table panel, more transformations, better exporting features, performance improvements for Cloudwatch. Grafana Labs also announced plugins that allow users to compose their observability solution to include data from the tools they need.