We've just completed a number of improvements to our StatsD backend for Librato that we thought were worth announcing. Some of the newer features we've added to this release include:
- You can now specify a unique source name with each metric that's published. This means you can track metrics uniquely even when using a single StatsD server. Thanks to Tom Robinson for this patch.
- Statsd sets are now supported and published as gauges.
- Counters are now published to Librato as gauge metrics. This provides the most flexibility when working with counters. See the upgrade guide when upgrading from an older version.
- It's now easy to reduce the number of zero-fill measurements sent by StatsD.
- StatsD can now use a proxy to send metrics to Librato if you're behind a firewall.
- We now require StatsD version 0.6.0 and Node.js versions 0.8.0 or greater.