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Why custom metrics?
Custom metrics are critically important when it comes to understanding both infrastructure performance and business outcomes. With the explosion of microservices, organizations need a way to collect, store, correlate, and analyze metrics that are unique to your infrastructure and applications.
Custom Metrics Use Cases
StatsD Metric Collection
The StatsD stack is one of the most popular monitoring solutions to instrument your code using custom metrics. Sysdig Monitor makes collecting StatsD metrics easy with an embedded StatsD collector. This way you can just point your library at our agent and see all your metrics in the context that is most helpful for you using PromQL or our form based user interface.
How It Works
The most prominent sources of custom metrics are Prometheus, JMX, and statsd. With easy custom metric collection, Sysdig Monitor provides you the ability to see everything in context and query all your metrics including JMX and StatsD with PromQL for faster, unified analysis.