measurement

measurement

noun

A metric event that contains:

  • A timestamp that indicates when a metric measurement was taken.
  • A metric name, which uses a dotted hierarchy to refer to a namespace.
  • A value, which is a numeric data point representing the value of a metric or calculated value for a specific time resolution.
  • Dimensions that provide metadata about the metric.

For example, CPU usage metrics might include measurements for memory.used, memory.free, network.bytes.in, and network.bytes out.


For more information

In the Metrics manual:

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