Observasaurus: Metrics#

A Metric is a set of measurements over time reported as a Time Series. For example: the sets of measurements for disk_usage{"device": "sda1", "type": "used"} and disk_usage{"device": "sda1", "type": "free"} are two time series for one metric.

Any computing system’s activity can be measured, generating metrics data used by DevOps teams to determine if they are working as expected. Metrics are useful because they are generated by infrastructure, regardless of developer choice or administrator configuration.

Metrics analysis is a useful component for Observability, troubleshooting and anomaly detection. See the Observe Metrics Explorer to get started understanding your metrics.