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: