Go Wavefront!

Long ago we took the decision to outsource our metrics platform. We generate a lot of metrics, and we came to realise that our solution at the time, Graphite, was not up to the task. Instead of spending in-house resource building a new platform, we decided to find an external partner, so we could focus on our core competency – running mobile games.

We eventually settled on Wavefront, in private beta at the time. Even in these early stages of their development, we were wildly impressed with the product. The responsiveness of the graphs in-browser, and the stability of the metric ingestion platform particularly impressed us.

This was over 2 years ago. Since then we have grown alongside Wavefront and watched as they came out of stealth mode, and continuously added to their bevy of features to offer the world-beating product they have today.

We contributed largely to their Ruby client, which has been open-sourced and continues to improve. But now we’re happy to announce another OSS project, go-wavefront.

Go-wavefront is a set of Golang libraries and a bundled CLI for interacting with the Wavefront API. It also includes a simple Writer library for sending metrics. It was borne out of an itch we needed to scratch to integrate the smattering of Go applications we have with our metric provider. We hope that in opening it up to the wider Wavefront and Golang community we can improve what we have, and be better able to keep up with the new features Wavefront throw at us.

As a cute-but-probably-useless gimmick, the CLI can plot a Wavefront graph live in the terminal window! Check it out, all feedback and pull requests are welcome.