wanted to sync up on my efforts. i opted to go all in with io.dropwizard.metrics and some extensions. the result is this gist: https://gist.github.com/fastnsilver/bf3bd2dd3d7b00662c7e
. the concern again is that i might not get certain spring boot metrics (shipped to graphite, stated, and/or cloud watch). had tried to declare an exporter that read from inmemorymetricsrepository and writes with dropwizardwriter, but was getting illegal argumentexceptions on counter metrics.