#Custom Metrics


Ananke is a Java library that allows Java applications to communicate with and send information to a StatsD listener. You can use Ananke to send metrics from your Java applications to a StatsD server, which will then send the metrics to CloudWisdom. Configuration Setup the Metricly StatsD integration or the Etsy StatsD integration if you haven’t already. We recommend setting up the Metricly StatsD integration if you don’t have a StatsD server already; if you have a StatsD server setup, we recommend setting up the Etsy StatsD integration.

Custom Metrics

Custom Metrics are enabled by Windows plugins. There are two types of Windows plugins: Read (which allow our Windows agent to read data) and Write (which allow our Windows agent to write data). The following plugins are enabled by default: ReadWindowsPerfCounters ReadWindowsAttributes WriteNetuitive This configuration is recommended for monitoring a Windows server with CloudWisdom. Other Read/Write plugins are available as documented below (note that the Write Console plugin has no configuration settings).


Dropwizard is part Java framework and part Java library that assists in operating web services. Dropwizard will take your web application and run it locally, recording metrics on its performance. You can integrate with Dropwizard via our custom Dropwizard Metrics Library to send these metrics to a StatsD server, which you can then forward to CloudWisdom. Configuration Include the appropriate Ananke library dependency. You’ll also need a working StatsD (Metricly StatsD or Etsy StatsD) integration.

Netuitive StatsD

The Netuitive StatsD integration interprets, aggregates, and forwards custom metrics generated from your application. Using the values instrumented from your application’s key actions and data (method calls, database queries, etc.), CloudWisdom aggregates the values, associates them with corresponding metrics, and analyzes them in our analytics cycles. The Netuitive StatsD server comes pre-installed as part of the Linux Agent. We recommend setting up a Netuitive StatsD integration if you do not have a StatsD server already.