I have a system that generates both textual log/metrics data, as well as images. I'm looking for some tool that would allow me to track the log data (a la Kibana or Grafana), but also let me embed the images, ideally in some way that was easily correlated with the logs based on time. That is, I'd have the normal charts derived from the log data, and if I click a point on a plot, it would show me the image from that time.

Does any system already exist that would let me do this? Free obviously preferred since it makes it easier, but this is ultimately a corporate project, so a paid tool also works.

  • You mentioned Kibana; have you looked at Canvas? elastic.co/guide/en/kibana/current/canvas.html May 6, 2021 at 13:32
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    That's a bit unclear, specially on how you'd link images to the metrics timestamp. That's sounds like something every timeseries database allow by linking an uri to a datapoint.
    – Tensibai
    May 6, 2021 at 13:32
  • @Tensibai I recognize that there are databases that would be good for associating the metrics data with an image uri. My question is focused on a dashboard to display this info.
    – Alec
    May 6, 2021 at 18:55

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In terms of embedding in an external page, you have some options out of the box with both Kibana (docs here) and Grafana (docs here).

If I understand correctly, you are trying to generate realistic clickable thumbnails - in that case, you should try Grafana first since it better supports server-side image rendering

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