To integrate StatsD and Amazon EMR with your monitoring system, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating StatsD and Amazon EMR 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 Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) tool designed for big data processing and analysis. EMR is based on the Java-based programming framework Apache Hadoop, which supports the processing of large data sets in a distributed computing environment. MapReduce is a software framework that works by enabling developers to write programs that process vast amounts of unstructured data in parallel over a distributed cluster of processors.
EMR is used to analyze data in log analysis, data warehousing, web indexing, machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, bioinformatics, among many other uses. Amazon EMR also supports workloads that are based on Apache Spark, Presto, and Apache HBase.
Amazon EMR can also be used to transform and move large amounts of data into and out of other AWS databases.
Amazon EMR has a number of benefits, including:
Monitoring Amazon EMR clusters is key to detecting critical issues with real-time applications and identifying the root causes ASAP. When you do performance monitoring, you can track how the clusters are used over time. This insight allows teams to find potential bottlenecks and optimization opportunities. Performance monitoring is your best bet to catch any issues as they happen and before they turn into major problems.
Did you know that you can integrate Amazon EMR with MetricFire? MetricFire provides a complete infrastructure and application monitoring platform from a suite of open source monitoring tools. Depending on your setup, you may choose Hosted Prometheus or Graphite and view your metrics on beautiful Grafana dashboards in real-time. Integrate with Amazon EMR to make the most of both services today!
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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