Grafana Loki

Grafana Loki


Like Prometheus, but for logs

Grafana Loki is a straightforward and efficient logging system that helps users collect, store, and analyze logs from their applications and systems. It is a popular choice for those seeking a lightweight and cost-effective log aggregation solution. Unlike traditional logging systems that may become resource-intensive, Grafana Loki excels in simplicity and scalability, making it an attractive option for organizations of various sizes.

One key feature of Grafana Loki is its ability to handle large volumes of log data while maintaining a low storage footprint. It achieves this by utilizing a unique, index-free architecture that efficiently organizes and retrieves log information. Users appreciate the efficient storage mechanism, which not only helps in managing costs but also makes it easier to navigate and analyze logs, leading to quicker issue resolution.

Grafana Loki's integration with Grafana, a popular open-source monitoring and observability platform, adds to its appeal. Users can seamlessly visualize and explore their log data alongside other monitoring metrics, creating a cohesive and comprehensive view of their systems. This integration simplifies the troubleshooting process and enhances the overall observability of applications and infrastructure. The combination of efficient storage, scalability, and integration with Grafana makes Grafana Loki a preferred choice for those looking for a user-friendly and cost-effective log aggregation solution.

Feature Table Grafana LokiGrafana Loki

User Interface

Does it include a user interface?

Requires Grafana


Does it support the OpenTelemetry spec?


Does it process Traces?


Does it process Logs?


Does it process Metrics?


Where does the backend store its data?

S3, GCS or Azure Blob Storage


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