A Datadog metric is defined by the properties below. Refer to the Metrics Introduction documentation to learn how to graph metrics within Datadog.
|The name of your metric.|
|The value of your metric.|
|The timestamp associated with the metric value. Note: Metric timestamps cannot be more than 10 minutes in the future or more than 1 hour in the past.|
|The set of tags associated with your metric.|
|The type of your metric. See the metric type documentation.|
|If the |
Follow these rules for naming metrics:
Metrics reported by the Agent are in a pseudo-hierarchical dotted format (e.g.
http.nginx.response_time). The hierarchy is neither enforced nor interpreted, but it can be used to infer things about servers. For example, if
hostB are both reporting
http.nginx.* those must be web frontends.
Note: Metric names are case sensitive in Datadog.
There are multiple ways to send metrics to Datadog:
You can also use one of the Datadog-official and community contributed API and DogStatsD client libraries to submit your metrics
Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles: