Guide to Grafana 101: Advanced Grafana Topics

Grafana is an amazing open source visualization tool (we love it @ Team Timescale).

...but, once you’ve learned the basics of visualization, alerting, and templating? There are a ton of nuances that can make it frustrating to monitor and analyze your data.

Join Avthar Sewrathan, Timescale Developer Advocate and Grafana pro, as he talks through some advanced tips, tricks, and workarounds to common problems.

During the session, you’ll:

  • Get a quick overview of common visualizing, alerting and analysis roadblocks
  • Overcome the inability to use template variables in alert queries
  • Use SQL window functions to create graphs for recurring time-periods like daily, monthly, weekly, etc.
  • Learn how to switch between different aggregated views of your data (e.g., daily and hourly views) in the same visualization
  • Hear pro tips, recommendations, and leave with practical skills to overcome similar roadblocks in your dashboarding endeavors

We’ll focus on code and step-by-step demos, using real world examples and time-series datasets, and we’ll have experts on hand to answer your questions.

Sign up even if you’re unable to attend live - you’ll receive the recording, resources, and demos shortly afterwards.

Our goal: make sure you’re well-equipped to continue your journey to dashboarding mastery 🎉

We hope to see you soon!

About the speaker

Avthar Sewrathan

Developer Advocate @ Timescale

Avthar is passionate about empowering people through technology. That's why he loves being a Developer Advocate at Timescale, where he helps engineers leverage the power of time-series data to analyze the past, monitor the present, and predict and plan for the future.

Originally from a small town in South Africa, Avthar lived in Costa Rica before earning a CS degree from Princeton University. He previously co-founded a crypto-enabled social network that gave people more privacy and control over their data.

He's also fanatical about learning how to learn, the journey of mastery and how we can all be our best selves.