Set Up Metrics

Learn how to measure the data points you care about by configuring Metrics in your Java app.

Sentry Metrics is currently in open beta, so be gentle - features are still in-progress and may have bugs. We recognize the irony. For any questions or feedback, you can reach us on Discord or GitHub.

Sentry metrics help you pinpoint and solve issues that impact user experience and app performance by measuring the data points that are important to you. You can track things like processing time, event size, user signups, and conversion rates, then correlate them back to tracing data in order to get deeper insights and solve issues faster.

Metrics are supported with Sentry Java SDK version 7.6.0 and above.

Here's how to add Metrics to your application:

Sentry.init(this, options -> {

Counters are one of the more basic types of metrics and can be used to count certain event occurrences.

To emit a counter, do the following:

final Map<String, String> tags = new HashMap<>();
tags.put("provider", "e-mail");

    "button_login_click", // key
    1.0,                  // value
    null,                 // unit
    tags                  // tags

Distributions help you get the most insights from your data by allowing you to obtain aggregations such as p90, min, max, and avg.

To emit a distribution, do the following:

final Map<String, String> tags = new HashMap<>();
tags.put("type", "thumbnail");


Sets are useful for looking at unique occurrences and counting the unique elements you added.

To emit a set, do the following:

// Add 'jane' to a set used for tracking the number of users that viewed a page.
final Map<String, String> tags = new HashMap<>();
tags.put("page", "home");

    new MeasurementUnit.Custom("username"),

Gauges let you obtain aggregates like min, max, avg, sum, and count. They can be represented in a more space-efficient way than distributions, but they can't be used to get percentiles. If percentiles aren't important to you, we recommend using gauges.

To emit a gauge, do the following:

final Map<String, String> tags = new HashMap<>();
tags.put("page", "/home");


Timers can be used to measure the execution time of a specific block of code. They're implemented like distributions, but measured in seconds.

To emit a timer, do the following:

Sentry.metrics().timing("load_user_profile", () -> {
    // db.load() ...
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