Backend data caching and persistence daemon for Graphite
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Carbon is one of three components within the Graphite project:
- [Graphite-Web](https://github.com/graphite-project/graphite-web), a Django-based web application that renders graphs and dashboards
- The Carbon metric processing daemons
- The [Whisper](https://github.com/graphite-project/whisper) time-series database library
![Graphite Components](https://github.com/graphite-project/graphite-web/raw/master/webapp/content/img/overview.png “Graphite Components”)
Carbon is responsible for receiving metrics over the network, caching them in memory for “hot queries” from the Graphite-Web application, and persisting them to disk using the Whisper time-series library.
## Installation, Configuration and Usage
Please refer to the instructions at [readthedocs](http://graphite.readthedocs.org/).
Carbon is licensed under version 2.0 of the Apache License. See the [LICENSE](https://github.com/graphite-project/carbon/blob/master/LICENSE) file for details.
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