WARNING: This project is DISCONTINUED. There are other tools which serve similar purpose as for example graphite, statsd, batsd, etc.

SimpleMetrics

SimpleMetrics makes it easy to collect and aggregate data (specifically counters, timers and events).

It is heavily inspired by Statsd (https://github.com/etsy/statsd) from Etsy. Read the "Measure Anything, measure Everything" blog post (http://codeascraft.etsy.com/2011/02/15/measure-anything-measure-everything/) which did it for me.

Technically speaking it provides a simple UDP interface to send data to an Eventmachine based UDP Server. The data is stored in MongoDB using a Round Robin Database (RRD) scheme.

SimpleMetrics is written in Ruby and packaged as a gem.

The current version is considered ALPHA.

SimpleMetrics Server

We provide a simple commandline wrapper using daemons gem (http://daemons.rubyforge.org/).

Start Server as background daemon:

simple_metrics_server start

Start in foreground:

simple_metrics_server start -t

Show Help:

simple_metrics_server --help

Round Robin Database Principles in MongoDB

We use 4 collections in MongoDB each with more coarse timestamp buckets: * 10 sec * 1 min * 10 min * 1 day

The 10sec and 1min collections are capped collections and have a fixed size. The others will store the data as long as there is sufficient disc space.

How can we map these times to graphs?

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 Frederik Dietz fdietz@gmail.com

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