We've been using Logstash to parse nginx logs and send request timing to CloudWatch, and we'd like to start using Datadog as our metric destination. The most useful metric type for this sort of data is "distribution", which is still in beta, and I don't see it listed in the datadog_metrics documentation—it only mentions "counter" and "gauge".
Is it possible to send metrics from this output plugin as "distribution" type? We haven't tried it yet, but I figured I'd ask. I've included a link to Datadog's documentation on this metric type.