Data sources - Amazon Managed Grafana

Data sources

Amazon Managed Grafana supports many different data sources. Data sources are storage backends that you can query in Grafana to do things like building dashboards. Each data source has a specific query editor that is customized for the features and capabilities that the particular data source exposes.

The query language and capabilities of each data source are different. You can combine data from multiple data sources onto a single dashboard.

Every AWS account that uses Amazon Managed Grafana has access to many data sources. Additional data sources are available if you upgrade your workspace to Grafana Enterprise. Each of those data sources is listed in the following sections. Amazon Managed Grafana also includes three special data sources:

  • TestDB – Use this built-in data source to generate random walk data. This is useful for testing visualizations and running experiments.

  • Mixed – Use this to query multiple data sources in the same panel. When you use this data source, you can specify a data source for every new query that you add. The first query uses the data source that you specified before selecting Mixed.

    You cannot change an existing query to use a mixed data source.

  • Dashboard – Use this to use a result set from another panel in the same dashboard.