Last updated 23th August, 2019
Metrics is protocol agnostic, it means that you can push your data with OpenTSDB, and query it with Warp 10™ or vice versa. Metrics doesn't enforce you to a proprietary protocol. Instead, we believe the plurality of existing protocols from Open Source solutions can be used to achieve Pushing and Querying the platform.
- No specific requirement
Each protocol provides different capabilities. Some will be easier than others but may have less features. We've tried to summary them with this simple table :
|Protocol||Push||Query||Protocol documentation||Features||Corresponding Open Source project|
|Metrics2.0||Metrics 2.0 spec||http://metrics20.org/|
|Warp 10™||Metrics Warp 10™||https://warp10.io/|
Most of the protocols don't include authentification, so you need to add the tokens in the Basic Auth field.
If you're wondering which protocol to choose, here is a simple guideline :
- You want to push json? ->
- You want to instrument your code? ->
- You want powerful analytics? ->
- You want BI tools integration like Tableau, Power BI, Qlik? ->
Authentification and endpoints
Metrics has builtin security to secure your data. In the Start section you've learnt where to get them from the manager. We've generated a default pair of tokens :
- a READ token to Query
- a WRITE token to Push Data
Except for Warp 10™ (where it's provided as a specific Header for push and in the DSL payload for queries), this token will be used as the password in the Basic Auth.
Most of the protocols are available through HTTPS endpoints. Here's the logic for pushing:
For example : https://token:cersX8.P5X_4Zv...LEXV_hoXuKcn_BRp2eqp7@opentsdb.gra1.metrics.ovh.net
The user in the basic authenfication is ignored.
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