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django-redis-metrics is a Django application for tracking application metrics backed by Redis.

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Django Redis Metrics

This app is inspired by Frank Wiles’ django-app-metrics. It allows you to define various named metrics (such as ‘New User Signups’, ‘Downloads’) and record when they happen.

However, this app is stripped of all but the bare-bones features offered by the Redis backend in django-app-metrics. Major differences are:

  • only backed by Redis

  • does not require Celery

  • currently no grouping of Metrics

  • no timing

In addition, there are some built-in default views and templates for viewing metrics and charts backed by google charts.


This code is distributed under the terms of the MIT license. See the LICENSE.txt file.


The only requirement for this app is redis-py and Django 1.4 or above.


To install the current version, run pip install django-redis-metrics.

You can also install the development version with pip install -e git://

To use the built-in views, add redis_metrics to your INSTALLED_APPS, and include the following in your Root URLconf:

url(r'^metrics/', include('redis_metrics.urls')),

Then, to view your metrics, visit the /metrics/ url, (i.e. run the development server and go to


  • REDIS_METRICS_HOST - Hostname of redis server, defaults to ‘localhost’

  • REDIS_METRICS_PORT - redis port, defaults to ‘6379’

  • REDIS_METRICS_DB - redis database number to use, defaults to 0


Use the metric shortcut to start recording metrics.

from redis_metrics import metric

# Increment the metric by one

# Increment the metric by some other number
metric('new-user-signup', 4)

There are also gauge’s.

from redis_metrics import gauge

# Create a gauge
gauge('total-downloads', 0)

# Update the gauge
gauge('total-downloads', 9999)

There’s also an R class which is a lightweight wrapper around redis. You can use it directly to set metrics or gauges and to retrieve data.

>>> from redis_metrics.models import R
>>> r = R()
>>> r.metric('new-user-signup')
>>> r.get_metric('new-user-signup')
{'day': '29', 'month': '29', 'week': '29', 'year': '29'}

# list the slugs you've used to create metrics
>>> r.metric_slugs()
set(['new-user-signup', 'user-logins'])

# Get metrics for multiple slugs
>>> r.get_metrics(['new-user-signup', 'user-logins'])
        {'day': '7', 'month': '7', 'week': '7', 'year': '7'}},
        {'day': '29', 'month': '29', 'week': '29', 'year': '29'}}


Feel free to submit bug reports or pull requests on the github repo.

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