To integrate StatsD and Amazon DynamoDB with your monitoring system, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating StatsD and Amazon DynamoDB and how that can support your monitoring system.
StatsD is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers. StatsD sends this information over UDP or TCP from your server or network to your monitoring server. In most cases, your StatsD will send aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).
StatsD is considered a “collector” in the monitoring world. It’s key job is to find and pull the metrics from your systems, and then push them to a monitoring server. However, it doesn’t store, aggregate, visualize or alert on any of your metrics. StatsD is intended for only one use-case: collecting.
The key benefit of using StatsD is the customizability. Unlike standard Agents, you can tailor StatsD to do exactly what you want. You can map out hundreds of metrics, give the metrics customized names, and have them sent into your monitoring backend.
Typically, StatsD pairs with Graphite as the monitoring backend. The primary reason for this is that Graphite does not come with its own collector.
However, StatsD is also often used to pull metrics in unique or challenging cases, when something like a typical monitoring agent, or Prometheus’ built-in metrics scraping tool isn’t able to collect what you’re looking for. For example, StatsD is often used for monitoring Python web apps with Prometheus.
StatsD can be used to pull metrics from every part of the service that is running, and enables this data to be easily summed to get a clear picture of what your data is doing.
StatsD is also used to combine metrics from multiple sources into one location, such as pulling Graphite metrics into Prometheus.
At MetricFire, you can integrate with StatsD using MetricFire’s StatsD Add-on. You can automatically pull your StatsD metrics into our monitoring platform, and see your StatsD metrics alongside your AWS and Graphite monitoring.
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service. The service provides predictable performance and can scale seamlessly. Administrative tasks, such as operating and scaling a distributed database are handled automatically. You never have to worry about cluster scaling, software patching, replication, or set up and configuration.
DynamoDB encrypts data while not in use, keeping your data safe and secure at all times. The database tables you create can be stored and easily retrieved even during high peak traffic. Tables can be scaled up or down without loss of performance or downtime. Performance metrics and resource utilization can be monitored through your AWS Management Console.
The on-demand back-up makes it possible for you to create complete back-ups of all tables that you can keep in storage or archive for future needs. The back-ups can be enabled with a specific point-in-time recovery, which helps to protect your tables from being accidentally over-written or deleted.
Expired items can be set to delete automatically at a certain time, freeing up storage space.
As a non-relational service, Amazon DynamoDB is reliable and capable of helping small businesses as well as large companies. The back-up and restores, built-in security, and in-memory caching make it the best choice for any size business.
The AWS DynamoDB is chosen for Internet of Things, mobile, gaming, web, ad tech, and other applications requiring low-latency access to data. You create a new table and DynamoDB handles the rest of the work.
Integrate Amazon DynamoDB with MetricFire for complete control over all of your data. The DynamoDB is a perfect database for applications requiring consistent millisecond latency at any scale. MetricFire allows you to see this in real time.
With MetricFire, you can integrate with tools you know and trust. Stay on top of exactly what's going on at all times by monitoring the performance of your software and servers. Data is sent over high-resolution dashboards that show you exactly, in detail, what is happening with the technology stored inside. Plus, you are instantly alerted to any discrepancies or irregular behavior.
MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source monitoring tools. We enable you to use Hosted Graphite and aesthetic custom dashboards to visualize your metrics so you can understand what is happening.
MetricFire offers users a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of popular open-source monitoring software services: Graphite and popular dashboards. Plugins for many other open-source projects are preconfigured, such as StatsD, collectd, and Kubernetes. You get all these within a hosted environment as a single product. Not only does MetricFire fit well into the infrastructure monitoring use-case, such as network monitoring and server monitoring, but we also do application monitoring and business intelligence.
Through this hosted environment, MetricFire boosts the unique features of open-source projects to give you more functionality than the original products. Below are some of the MetricFire features at a glance:
The key thing to remember is that Hosted Graphite by MetricFire is more than just Graphite. Our Hosted Graphite product actually adds data dimensionality and better data storage.
The benefits of MetricFire are:
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