Grafana Labs Announces GA Release of Loki: Like Prometheus, But For Logs

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According to a new press release, “Grafana Labs, the company behind open source projects including Grafana and Loki, today announced that Loki version 1.0 is generally available for production use. Unlike other logging systems, Loki allows users to instantaneously switch between metrics and logs, preserving context and reducing MTTR. Loki is inspired by Prometheus — the de facto standard monitoring system for the cloud native ecosystem — and gives developers an easy-to-use, highly efficient and cost-effective approach to log aggregation. ‘Grafana Labs is proud to have created Loki and fostered the development of the project, building first-class support for Loki into Grafana and ensuring customers receive the support and features they need,’ said Tom Wilkie, VP of Product at Grafana Labs. ‘We are committed to delivering an open and composable observability platform, of which Loki is a key component, and continue to rely on the power of open source and our community to enhance observability into application and infrastructure’.”

The release continues, “Loki is a horizontally scalable, highly available, multi-tenant log aggregation system inspired by Prometheus, the open source monitoring solution. Loki does not index the content of logs, but rather a set of labels for each log stream. By storing compressed, unstructured logs and only indexing metadata, Loki is cost-effective and simple to operate by design. Loki offers a Prometheus-like query language called LogQL to further integrate with the cloud native ecosystem. ‘We’ve built Loki to be as close to the experience for logs as Prometheus is for metrics,’ continued Wilkie. ‘And we adopted best practices for cloud native by making it containerized and Kubernetes-native, using cloud storage, and designing it to run at massive scale in the cloud’.”

Read more at Globe Newswire.

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