The metrics used in Kentik Detect queries represent a combination of a unit (e.g. a bit) with a method of calculation (e.g. average per second) to create a quantifiable measurement (average bits/second). In Kentik Detect, metrics represent measurements made on flows, which are used for counts, rankings (e.g. in a top-X list), and thresholds (e.g. in alerting).
Metrics are now covered in the following KB Platform topics:
Additional information about specific metrics may be found in the following KB Platform articles: