Metrics Insights glossary - Amazon CloudWatch
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Metrics Insights glossary


In Metrics Insights, a label is a key-value pair that is used to scope a query to return a particular set of data, or to define criteria by which query results are to be separated into separate time series. A label key is similar to a column name in SQL. Currently, labels must be CloudWatch metric dimensions.


An observation is a value recorded for a given metric at a given time.