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Gauges

Overview

Gauges measure the value of a particular thing over time:

Submission

Agent check

Method Overview
self.gauge(…)
  • If called multiple times during a check’s execution for a metric only the last sample is used.
  • Stored as a Web Application GAUGE type

DogStatsD

Method Overview
dog.gauge(…) Stored as a GAUGE type in the Datadog web application. Each value in the stored timeseries is the last gauge value submitted for that metric during the statsd flush period.

Example

See the DogStatsD-specific documentation for code examples.

In-application modifiers

  • Effect of as_count(): None
  • Effect of as_rate(): None

Further reading