As the Grafana Labs team pushes the Loki project toward general availability, we will be doing deep dives on its key features. Here are the first two: the Docker logging driver plugin and support for systemd.
When Grafana Labs built Loki, the team was determined to incorporate the best of both worlds, making it much simpler to use, whether you want to run a single process on bare metal or microservices at hyperscale.
Loki and Grafana are a perfect match. The backend is kept lean and space-efficient, while the user interface allows ad-hoc field parsing and simple statistics. This post details some of the UX goals we had to deliver logs simpler and faster.