Path and Dimension Metrics

Strategies for identifying and organizing data points

The two most common strategies for identifying and organizing data points that comprise metric time series are path and dimension. This post is geared towards engineers who have never been introduced to the subject. Implementing metrics from the ground up, or adding new metrics to an existing system, can be overwhelming in nontrivial systems. Understanding these two strategies simplifies one’s efforts. Path-based Metrics Path-based metrics are the historical norm: Read more...