Visualizing IIoT data with the Telegraf plugins & Grafana Cloud Hosted Prometheus service

One of the biggest challenges with data visualization for complicated software systems is getting quick access to the underlying data and connecting it to some form of cloud-hosted solution. Traditionally it has required quite a bit of middleware and upfront setup with additional tooling. But with the advent of Grafana Cloud and the wider open source tooling infrastructures such as Telegraf, it is much easier to siphon off data from complicated and highly specialized systems and into battle-tested, open source metric and visualization tools such as Prometheus and Grafana. And there’s the added benefit of low-cost and flexible long-term data storage.

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Written on April 5, 2021