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outlier

The metrics outlier operator identifies metrics data points that are outside the range of expected values

This page describes the metrics outlier operator and how to use it in a metric query.

The metrics outlier operator identifies metrics data points that are outside the range of expected values. Outliers help you spot unusual behavior in your metrics visualizations and track the behavior over time.

The outlier operator tracks the moving average and standard deviation of a time series, and calculates a threshold band that is 10 standard deviations above and below the moving average. Data points outside the threshold band are considered outliers.

outlier syntax

metric query | outlier

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In the visualization, the threshold band is the part shaded in pink. The outlier values are represented by the pink triangles.