Talisker provides statsd integration and configuration.


Statsd can be configured by the STATSD_DSN envvar, patterned after the SENTRY_DSN. This combines all statsd config into a single DSN url. For example:

.. code-block:: bash

# talk udp on port 1234 to host statsd, using a prefix of ‘my.prefix’ STATSD_DSN=udp://statsd:1234/my.prefix

# can also use / for prefix separators, the / converted to . STATSD_DSN=udp://statsd:1234/my/prefix

# ipv6 STATSD_DSN=udp6://statsd:1234/my.prefix

# custom max udp size of 1024 STATSD_DSN=udp://statsd:1234/my.prefix?maxudpsize=1024

Currently, only the udp statsd client is supported. If no config is provided, a dummy client is used that does nothing.

TODO: contribute this to upstream statsd module


If statsd is configured, talisker will configure gunicorn’s statsd functionality to use it. Additionally, it will enable statsd metrics for talisker’s requests sessions.

Your app code can get a statsd client by simply calling::

statsd = talisker.statsd.get_client()