Tessera is a front-end interface for Graphite, which provides a large selection of presentations, layout, and interactivity options for building dashboards.
The biggest key differences between Tessera and other frontends are the separation of queries from presentations, and the ability to apply arbitrary transformations to the presentations & queries, allowing for a large degree of interactivity. Tessera is initially focused on information presentation - it does not NOT address the areas of metric discovery or query composition (although it may in the future).
Tessera consists of a small python webserver written with Flask with a SQL backing store. The server manages storing and searching for dashboards, managing tags for organization, serving the basic UI assets, and providing a ReST API for the front-end to use.
There is some basic documentation in the github repo right now.
- Build for getting started and running from source and importing the demo dashboards.
- Tutorial for creating the most basic possible
- API for accessing Tessera via the HTTP REST API
- Extending Tessera, for adding new dashboard
items, transformations, and actions.
Some additional writeup of why Tessera exists can found on the UA blog - Introducing Tessera, a Graphite Frontend.
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