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This is an implementation of a HystrixMetricsPublisher that publishes metrics using Prometheus' SimpleClient.

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See the Netflix Metrics & Monitoring Wiki for more information.

This continues the work started at SoundCloud. The roadmap is the following:

To use this library you can use Java 6, 7 or 8. Later versions should work, but have not been tested yet - please create it ticket if you experience problems.

Continuous integration tests run on Java 7 and 8 only as Java 6 doesn’t seem to be available any more on TravisCI.


Include the most recent release from Maven Central in your build configuration.


Register the metrics publisher for your application’s namespace and the default Prometheus CollectorRegistry with Hystrix.

import com.soundcloud.prometheus.hystrix.HystrixPrometheusMetricsPublisher;

// ...


Register the publisher for your application’s namespace with your own Prometheus CollectorRegistry with Hystrix.

import com.soundcloud.prometheus.hystrix.HystrixPrometheusMetricsPublisher;
import io.prometheus.client.CollectorRegistry;

// ...

CollectorRegistry registry = // ...

For all advanced options, please use the .builder() like in the previous example.


Most metrics are similar to the standard Hystrix are straightforward to use.

The events emitted by each HystrixCommand might need a little bit more explanation: Each HystrixCommand can create multiple events, but only one terminal event. The following provides the rate of each event type per command:

irate(hystrix_command_event_total [1m])

The following provides the percentage of the events over all commands:

irate(hystrix_command_event_total [1m])
/ ignoring(event) group_left
sum(irate(hystrix_command_event_total{terminal='true'} [1m]))
  by (command_group, command_name, instance, job, terminal)

You can add the following suffix condition to hide all events that never happened in your environment:

... AND hystrix_command_event_total > 0


Run ./mvnw package to compile, test and JARs locally.

The most recent development version (based on the master branch on GitHub) is available from the Sonatype OSS Snapshot Repository. To use it, include the following repository in your pom.xml.



Copyright 2014-2017 SoundCloud, Inc., Alexander Schwartz and Authors

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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