A server that stores, indexes and graphs metrics using Elasticsearch for storage
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Essem is a server that accepts, stores, indexes, and graphs metrics as supplied by Dropwizard Metrics. It uses an Elasticsearch ® instance for storing and selecting data for graphs. A Metrics ScheduledReporter is provided to allow applications to periodically push metrics to Essem. Essem can also be configured to poll endpoints that expose metrics in the JSON format defined by the Dropwizard MetricsModule. JSON documents in this same format may also be PUT to the server.

Graphs of reported metrics can be queried using a JSON API. Essem also provides a querying and graphing console that makes it fast and easy to find and examine any metric field at various resolutions. Charts are generated by MetricsGraphics.js, based on D3.

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Key Features

  • Authenticated HTTP(s) Reporting API
  • Authenticated HTTP(s) Graph API
  • Supports counters, gauges, histograms, meters, and timers.
  • Metrics organized by application, host and type.
  • Graph console provides search and filters to quickly find and graph metrics at various resolutions.
  • On-the-fly, server-side downsampling with selectable windows and functions.
  • Reporters may supply timestamps to allow historical data to be indexed.
  • Application-specific data retention policy.
  • Storage/capacity limited only by the capacity of the connected Elasticsearch instance/cluster.



The build requires maven, e.g. mvn package.