Redpanda is a modern streaming data platform designed to provide a simpler and more efficient alternative to traditional message brokers like Apache Kafka. It is engineered from the ground up to offer high-performance, fault-tolerant streaming that seamlessly scales across commodity hardware. Redpanda's compatibility with the Kafka API allows it to integrate easily into existing Kafka ecosystems, making it a drop-in replacement that can leverage Kafka's ecosystem without its operational complexity.

Redpanda distinguishes itself with its lightweight design and operational simplicity, requiring no Zookeeper or JVM dependencies, which simplifies deployment and management. Its core is written in C++, optimized for modern hardware architectures, enabling Redpanda to achieve impressive throughput and low-latency data processing.

The platform is built to handle mission-critical data with features like exactly-once semantics, transactional messaging, and geo-replication, ensuring data integrity and consistency across distributed environments. Redpanda's design principles focus on developer productivity and operational ease, making it an appealing choice for teams looking to implement real-time data streaming, event sourcing, and stream processing without the operational burden of more traditional systems.

Integrating Redpanda with groundcover

To start accessing granular insights, just follow these 2 super easy steps:

Step 1: Enable Custom Metrics

Follow our quick guide on how to enable scraping custom metrics on groundcover.

Step 2: Import dashboard using Grafana ID

In the groundcover platform, go to Dashboards -> New -> Import.

In the box titled "Import via", enter the following dashboard ID: 18135, then click "Load".

For more information about this dashboard, check out the dashboard's information page on Grafana's website.

That's it!

You can now see the imported dashboard in your list of Dashboards and start using it immediately.

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