Whilst Logit.io offers both Grafana and Kibana to choose from for creating metrics dashboards, we’ve noticed that a lot of users lean towards using Grafana primarily for this task.
Grafana is a favourite tool for metrics analysis due to its proficiency in visualisation, monitoring and alert creation. It can be used as a standalone piece of analytics software or used in tandem with services such as Loki and InfluxDB.
Grafana allows you to use a variety of charts, graphs, and tables in order to make it easier to share the key takeaways of metrics reporting for cross-team collaboration among your engineers.
Whilst Grafana is a preferred solution for metrics visualisation it is still worth considering if Kibana would be useful for monitoring your services. Kibana can also easily display metrics visualisations in a wealth of different formats such as charts, tables, maps and graphs which can be combined into detailed dashboards that dynamically update.