I'm planning on incrementing counters in statsd based of various events within my application. I have logging in place for these events. So, from my viewpoint I have two options:
- Update the application itself to call Statsd
- Add log parsing (such as logstash) that executes the request to statsd based off matches
I'm leaning towards the later because I'm particular to not creating external dependencies within a given application; however I'm unsure of what I'm giving up. Would really appreciate input with specific reasoning outside of personal preference.