Installing Airbrake in a Tornado application


The pybrake package makes it quick and easy to monitor your Tornado app’s performance. It only takes a few minutes to start collecting real performance data so let’s jump right in!

Key Features

Installation & Configuration

Set up the Pybrake’s middleware and project config for your web application

Step 1: Install the latest version of pybrake

Airbrake for Tornado uses our official Python notifier pybrake. To install run:

pip install -U pybrake

Step 2: Configure the Pybrake Tornado middleware

First, import the Tornado middleware from the pybrake package

from pybrake.middleware.tornado import init_app
Initiate the pybrake notifier and apply the patch for error monitoring and APM.

:param app: Instance of Tornado application to configure error monitoring 
              and APM

Next, configure pybrake parameters and register middleware into your application

from tornado.web import Application  
settings = {
    "PYBRAKE": {
        "project_id": 99999,
        "project_key": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",
app = Application([...], **settings)
app = init_app(app)

Now you are ready to start reporting errors and performance events to Airbrake from your Tornado app. Please look into sample example to get more idea.

Additional Settings

Please visit our Pybrake overview for details on useful features like:


If you have any questions or concerns, please address them here.