About Grafana Agent

Grafana Agent is a batteries-included telemetry agent that uses established battle-tested code to collect logs, metrics, and traces. Using it is the easiest way to get started with Grafana Cloud, our fully composable observability stack.

Introduction to Grafana Agent

Grafana Agent is a batteries-included, open source telemetry collector for collecting metrics, logs, and traces. Grafana Agent uses established battle-tested code to be fully compatible with the Prometheus, Loki, and Tempo telemetry stack. Grafana Agent can forward metrics to any Prometheus-compatible endpoint, logs to any Loki-compatible endpoint, and traces to any OpenTelemetry-compatible endpoint.

The Grafana Agent project was started at Grafana Labs and announced in March 2020. Grafana Agent is released under the Apache 2.0 license.

Why use Grafana Agent?

Fully compatible with Prometheus, Loki, and Tempo
Jumpstarts your observability journey with the set of included integrations
Simplifies telemetry data collection by using the same service discovery rules for metrics, logs, and traces.
Requires less memory than Prometheus since telemetry doesn’t need to be stored locally.
Optionally deploy as a service to collect metrics on behalf of teams within an organization.

Built on open source, driven by the community

We’re excited to share our learnings and work with the open source community on this easy-to-use Telemetry collection tool.

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