JSON API Data Sources
API data source in Grafana is a plugin that downloads a file via a provided link and then, following the given instructions reads the file and converts it into a Grafana data frame.
Popular data sources
The most popular API data sources are
The schema below summarizes the comparative analysis of three of the most popular API Grafana data sources. Colors highlight scenarios for each data source. Red is for JSON API, yellow is for Infinity, blue is for any specific data source, and green is for Simpod.
In this video, we compared the three most popular ones and outlined use cases for each.
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Watch this video for a detailed tutorial on displaying data on your Grafana dashboard using JSON API and Infinity data sources.
To complement the above video, we published this blog post that discusses the specifics of each data source.