Sending Metrics To Hosted Graphite
There are many ways to send metrics to us. The most basic ways include TCP/UDP messages, HTTP POST, or letting a service/daemon (such as the Hosted Graphite Agent or collectd ) perform the work.
We also have plugins for popular PAAS services such as Heroku and AWS Cloudwatch. See our add-ons guide for a full list of platforms and plugins that we support.
Tip: Send your metrics to us in a non-blocking/asynchronous manner. Holding up processing to send metrics will skew the data (if it’s being used for performance analysis), and in the worst case have a negative impact on the responsiveness of your app to users! Below we’ll discuss some simple ways of sending your metric data to us.