Upcoming features and updates in Netdata.

Advanced metrics retention

Top 5 user-requested feature

Netdata users want to be able to retain more metrics without sacrificing our famous granularity. A new, highly-optimized time-series database will let Netdata retain data for longer periods while also significantly reducing its memory requirements.

Microservices monitoring

Top 5 user-requested feature

We’re going all-in on Kubernetes monitoring. This update will allow system administrators to monitor `node`, `kubelet`, `kube-proxy`, and `kube-dns` metrics in any Kubernetes cluster with 1-second granularity. An easy-to-install Helm Chart package keeps installation simple.


Network and service view

Top 5 user-requested feature

Netdata will track just enough metadata to offer out-of-the-box and configurable, meaningful views of an entire infrastructure without needing to centralize all metrics. This metadata will help administrators view real-time data on individual or custom aggregated levels.

Advanced custom dashboards

Top 5 user-requested feature

Netdata users already love the look and sophistication of Netdata’s dashboard, but we could do more. We’ll deploy a new framework for building dynamic custom dashboards with a plugin architecture that powers exciting new visualizations. Better sharing and embedding of dynamic custom dashboards means more flexibility for complex installations.

Automated anomaly detection

Using linear and logistic regression, Netdata users will be able to create custom rules to be able to respond even faster to slowdowns before they become major issues.


IT departments and system administrators want to get up-and-running with Netdata even faster, and with better collaboration tools. Workspaces, War Rooms, and role-based access will empower teams to trace and resolve issues across large infrastructures with more efficiency.

Infinite metrics retention

We know you want to retain metrics collected by Netdata without having to push data to other software for long-term storage. The better-optimized time-series database we’re already working on is just the first step. We’re working to improve the metrics database further to store collected metrics indefinitely.

Advanced security configurations

Complex organizations need central tools to control their systems and applications. We’re building tools to help these organizations control access to Netdata agents. We’re also building interfaces to enterprise authorization systems, like Active Directory, LDAP, and more.

Log and event processing

Detecting anomalies in real-time goes beyond metrics and visualizations. Netdata will be able to seamlessly embed relevant log entries and asynchronous events into dashboards and alarms. See table charts, event history, and more.

Future (next year)

Centralized health monitoring

Top 5 user-requested feature

Use alarm correlation and deduplication, centrally configured personalized alarms and notification methods, per-second granularity snapshots of metrics around alarm-generating anomalies and more.

Advanced automated anomaly detection

Use decision trees, recurrent neural networks (LSTM), and other tools to learn, in real-time, when your systems or applications are ailing.

Advanced collaboration features

System administration teams need ways to collaborate on diagnosing slowdowns, finding root causes, and deploying fixes. That’s why we’re working on incident management and chat capabilities with integrations to popular third-party collaboration apps, like Slack.

Configuration management

With new GUI tools, you’ll be able to create centralized configurations and user interface settings and deploy them across your Netdata instances. Real-time configuration with a fraction of the gruntwork.

Windows support

Windows servers deserve some love, too. We’re working on bringing the core Netdata experience to Windows servers to accommodate more users and more configurations.