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README.md

If you're sending data to Graphite from Ruby, GraphiteMetric will help you get it in the right format. For now, it only supports the plaintext protocol, but pickle should be relatively easy to add. Contributions are welcome.

If you're loading data from graphite-web, you can use the raw protocol and apply a few transformations before consuming it.

At GoSquared, we're using graphite extensively. Some services use it directly via TCP, others via UDP (direct or via aggregators such as statsd). When metrics delivery is critical, we push them into our RabbitMQ cluster. Carbon agent supports AMQP natively.

USAGE

GraphiteMetric::Plaintext

From values

graphite_metric = GraphiteMetric::Plaintext.new("visitors", 2)

graphite_metric.key
=> "visitors"

graphite_metric.value
=> 2

graphite_metric.timestamp
=> 1331043095

graphite_metric.to_s
=> "visitors 2 1331043095"

"#{graphite_metric}"
=> "visitors 2 1331043095"

From hash

gmp = GraphiteMetric::Plaintext.from_hash(
  :key       => "visitors",
  :value     => 2,
  :timestamp => Time.now.to_i
)

"#{gmp}"
=> "visitors 2 1331039853"

From array (of hashes)

gmps = GraphiteMetric::Plaintext.from_array([
  {
    :key       => "visitors",
    :value     => 1,
    :timestamp => Time.now.to_i
  },
  {
    :key   => "visitors",
    :value => 5
  }
]

gmps.map(&:to_s)
["visitors 1 1331039914", "visitors 5 1331043514"]

GraphiteMetric::Raw

It supports single as well as multiple raw metrics (multiple targets). For simplicity, all examples will use single metrics:

gmr = GraphiteMetric::Raw.new("my.metric,1336559725,1336559845,60|34.999,35.10,33.0")

gmr.metrics
=> [{:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559725, :value=>34.999},
 {:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559785, :value=>35.1},
 {:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559845, :value=>33.0}]

Round all values

gmr.round
=> #<GraphiteMetric::Raw:0x00000104054fb0
 @metrics=
  [{:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559725, :value=>35},
   {:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559785, :value=>35},
   {:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559845, :value=>33}],
 @raw="my.metric,1336559725,1336559845,60|34.999,35.10,33.0\n">

Timeshift timestamps

Graphite 0.9.9 didn't support positive timeShifts. Until 0.9.10 is released:

gmr.timeshift(3600)
=> #<GraphiteMetric::Raw:0x00000104054fb0
 @metrics=
  [{:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336563325, :value=>35},
   {:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336563385, :value=>35},
   {:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336563445, :value=>33}],
 @raw="my.metric,1336559725,1336559845,60|34.999,35.10,33.0\n">

Group metrics by key

gmr.grouped_metrics
=> {"my.metric"=>
  [{:timestamp=>1336563325, :value=>35},
   {:timestamp=>1336563385, :value=>35},
   {:timestamp=>1336563445, :value=>33}]}

Reset metrics

Both timeshifting and rounding modify the internal @metrics. If you need to reset them back to their original state:

gmr.populate_from_raw
=> #<GraphiteMetric::Raw:0x00000101fc0ab0
 @metrics=
  [{:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559725, :value=>34.999},
   {:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559785, :value=>35.1},
   {:key=>"my.metric", :timestamp=>1336559845, :value=>33.0}],
 @raw="my.metric,1336559725,1336559845,60|34.999,35.10,33.0\n">

Metrics summary

Calculated from the raw metrics:

gmr.summary_metrics
=> {"my.metric"=>{:min=>33.0, :max=>35.1, :avg=>34.366}}

Ruby 1.8

All our development and production systems run 1.9. We have no intention of making this 1.8 compatible.

LICENSE

(The MIT license)

Copyright (c) Gerhard Lazu

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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