Export metrics to external time-series databases

Netdata allows you to export metrics to external time-series databases with the exporting engine. This system uses a number of connectors to intiate connections to more than thirty supported databases, including InfluxDB, Prometheus, Graphite, ElasticSearch, and much more.

The exporting engine resamples Netdata's thousands of per-second metrics at a user-configurable interval, and can export metrics to multiple time-series databases simultaneously.

Based on your needs and resources you allocated to your external time-series database, you can configure the interval that metrics are exported or export only certain charts with filtering. You can also choose whether metrics are exported as-collected, a normalized average, or the sum/volume of metrics values over the configured interval.

Exporting is an important part of Netdata's effort to be interoperable with other monitoring software. You can use an external time-series database for long-term metrics retention, further analysis, or correlation with other tools, such as application tracing.

Supported databases

Netdata supports exporting metrics to the following databases through several connectors. Once you find the connector that works for your database, open its documentation and the enabling a connector doc for details on enabling it.

Can't find your preferred external time-series database? Ask our community for solutions, or file an issue on GitHub.

What's next?

We recommend you read our document on enabling a connector to learn about the process and discover important configuration options. If you would rather skip ahead, click on any of the above links to connectors for their reference documentation, which outline any prerequisites to install for that connector, along with connector-specific configuration options.

Read about one possible use case for exporting metrics in our guide: Export and visualize Netdata metrics in Graphite.

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