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Collector Highlight Series: JMXTrans



In its own words, JMXTrans is: "the missing connector between speaking to a JVM via JMX on one end and whatever logging/monitoring/graphing package that you can dream up on the other." JMXTrans acts as a glue-layer between an application and various monitoring and metrics tools that make use of that data. It can be a great fit for you if you need to export metrics from any sort of JVM Application into your Librato account.

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Collector Highlight Series: Heka



Heka is the quintessential "Swiss Army Knife" tool for processing streams of data and routing them to one or more destinations. Written in Go and released as open source by engineers at Mozilla, Heka is a high performance tool supporting a wide variety of tasks and workflows. Read here how you can get your data from Heka to flow seamlessly into Librato.

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Collector Highlight Series: StatsD



Collector Highlight Series: StatsD

 

StatsD is a simple, lightweight daemon process, written in Node.js (although implementations exist in several languages like C and Go).  It listens for metric values on a UDP socket in a simple, text-based format, aggregates multiple metric values  internally, and flushes the result to pluggable back-end services, including Librato. It is simple to install and use, and has a wealth of third-party clients and language bindings.

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