Warning: This document is for the development version of Gnocchi. The main version is stable/4.2.

Gnocchi – Metric as a Service

Gnocchi is a multi-tenant timeseries, metrics and resources database. It provides an HTTP REST interface to create and manipulate the data. It is designed to store metrics at a very large scale while providing access to metrics and resources information and history.

You can read the full documentation online at http://gnocchi.xyz.

Key Features

  • HTTP REST interface
  • Horizontal scalability
  • Metric aggregation
  • Measures batching support
  • Archiving policy
  • Metric value search
  • Structured resources
  • Resource history
  • Queryable resource indexer
  • Multi-tenant
  • Grafana support
  • Nagios/Icinga support
  • Statsd protocol support
  • Collectd plugin support


You can join Gnocchi’s community via the following channels:

Why Gnocchi?

Gnocchi has been created to fulfill the need of a time series database usable in the context of cloud computing: providing the ability to store large quantities of metrics. It has been designed to handle large amount of measures being stored, while being performant, scalable and fault-tolerant. While doing this, the goal was to be sure to not build any hard dependency on any complex storage system.

The Gnocchi project was started in 2014 as a spin-off of the OpenStack Ceilometer project to address the performance issues that Ceilometer encountered while using standard databases as a storage backends for metrics. More information are available on Julien’s blog post on Gnocchi.