The TiDB monitoring framework adopts two open source projects: Prometheus and Grafana. TiDB uses Prometheus to store the monitoring and performance metrics and Grafana to visualize these metrics.
As a time series database, Prometheus has a multi-dimensional data model and flexible query language. As one of the most popular open source projects, many companies and organizations have adopted Prometheus, and the project has a very active community. PingCAP is one of the active developers and adopters of Prometheus for monitoring and alerting in TiDB, TiKV and PD.
Prometheus consists of multiple components. Currently, TiDB uses the following of them:
The diagram is as follows:
Grafana is an open source project for analysing and visualizing metrics. TiDB uses Grafana to display the performance metrics as follows: