InfluxDB and Grafana are powerful open-source tools for building monitoring stacks. They are useful for a variety of purposes, including monitoring Kubernetes (covering aspects like storage, scaling, and performance), cloud environments, application metrics, and various other elements within your infrastructure.

Docker-compose simplifies the process of setting up a functional stack for InfluxDB and Grafana. In your docker-compose.yml file, you will specify services for both InfluxDB and Grafana.  The configuration for InfluxDB will include parameters for the default bucket and user credentials. The Grafana container will be configured to access the Grafana user interface and link it to the InfluxDB data source.