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.

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.

For more information and documentation, please visit the Gnocchi project page.