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Adjust counter and timer metrics in `InfluxDB`_ or `StatsD`_ using the same API.

The mix-in is configured through the ``tornado.web.Application`` settings
property using a key defined by the specific mix-in.


Statsd Mixin

The following snippet configures the StatsD mix-in from common environment
variables. This simple handler will emit a timer metric that identifies each
call to the ``get`` method as well as a separate metric for the database query.

.. code-block:: python

import os

from sprockets.mixins import mediatype
from sprockets.mixins.metrics import statsd
from tornado import gen, web
import queries

def make_application():
application = web.Application([
web.url(r'/', MyHandler),
], **settings)

statsd.install({'namespace': 'my-application',
'host': os.environ.get('STATSD_HOST', ''),
'port': os.environ.get('STATSD_PORT', '8125')})
return application

class MyHandler(statsd.StatsdMixin,

def initialize(self):
super(MyHandler, self).initialize()
self.db = queries.TornadoSession(os.environ['MY_PGSQL_DSN'])

def get(self, obj_id):
with self.execution_timer('dbquery', 'get'):
result = yield self.db.query('SELECT * FROM foo WHERE id=%s',


:namespace: The namespace for the measurements
:host: The Statsd host
:port: The Statsd port
:prepend_metric_type: Optional flag to prepend bucket path with the StatsD
metric type

InfluxDB Mixin

The following snippet configures the InfluxDB mix-in from common environment

.. code-block:: python

import os

from sprockets.mixins.metrics import influxdb
from sprockets.mixins import postgresql
from tornado import gen, web

def make_app(**settings):
settings[influxdb.SETTINGS_KEY] = {
'measurement': 'rollup',

application = web.Application(
web.url(r'/', MyHandler),
], **settings)

influxdb.install({'url': 'http://localhost:8086',
'database': 'tornado-app'})
return application

class MyHandler(influxdb.InfluxDBMixin,

def get(self, obj_id):
with self.execution_timer('dbquery', 'get'):
result = yield self.postgresql_session.query(
'SELECT * FROM foo WHERE id=%s', obj_id)

If your application handles signal handling for shutdowns, the
:meth:`~sprockets.mixins.influxdb.shutdown` method will try to cleanly ensure
that any buffered metrics in the InfluxDB collector are written prior to
shutting down. The method returns a :class:`~tornado.concurrent.TracebackFuture`
that should be waited on prior to shutting down.

For environment variable based configuration, use the ``INFLUX_SCHEME``,
``INFLUX_HOST``, and ``INFLUX_PORT`` environment variables. The defaults are
``https``, ``localhost``, and ``8086`` respectively.

To use authentication with InfluxDB, set the ``INFLUX_USER`` and the
``INFLUX_PASSWORD`` environment variables. Once installed, the
``INFLUX_PASSWORD`` value will be masked in the Python process.


:url: The InfluxDB API URL
:database: the database to write measurements into
:submission_interval: How often to submit metric batches in
milliseconds. Default: ``5000``
:max_batch_size: The number of measurements to be submitted in a
single HTTP request. Default: ``1000``
:tags: Default tags that are to be submitted with each metric. The tag
``hostname`` is added by default along with ``environment`` and ``service``
if the corresponding ``ENVIRONMENT`` or ``SERVICE`` environment variables
are set.
:auth_username: A username to use for InfluxDB authentication, if desired.
:auth_password: A password to use for InfluxDB authentication, if desired.

Development Quickstart
.. code-block:: bash

$ python3.4 -mvenv env
$ . ./env/bin/activate
(env)$ env/bin/pip install -r requires/development.txt
(env)$ nosetests
test_metrics_with_buffer_not_flush (tests.InfluxDbTests) ... ok
test_that_cached_db_connection_is_used (tests.InfluxDbTests) ... ok
test_that_counter_is_tracked (tests.InfluxDbTests) ... ok
test_that_execution_timer_is_tracked (tests.InfluxDbTests) ... ok
test_that_http_method_call_details_are_recorded (tests.InfluxDbTests) ... ok
test_that_metric_tag_is_tracked (tests.InfluxDbTests) ... ok
test_that_add_metric_tag_is_ignored (tests.StatsdMethodTimingTests) ... ok
test_that_cached_socket_is_used (tests.StatsdMethodTimingTests) ... ok
test_that_counter_accepts_increment_value (tests.StatsdMethodTimingTests) ... ok
test_that_counter_increment_defaults_to_one (tests.StatsdMethodTimingTests) ... ok
test_that_default_prefix_is_stored (tests.StatsdMethodTimingTests) ... ok
test_that_execution_timer_records_time_spent (tests.StatsdMethodTimingTests) ... ok
test_that_http_method_call_is_recorded (tests.StatsdMethodTimingTests) ... ok

Ran 13 tests in 3.572s

(env)$ ./ build_sphinx -q
running build_sphinx
(env)$ open build/sphinx/html/index.html

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