This section includes a number of key Anodot terms and concepts that you will find throughout these Help Center pages.
An alert is a notification of the occurrence in metrics of an anomaly, no data, or variance from a static value.
The anomalies page.
An anomaly is a set of metric values that deviate from the usual behavior of the metric.
The Anodot Catalog, accessed from the Navigation Panel, lists the available data sources and channels. Browse the various sections under Sources to quickly launch a new stream for one of the existing data sources. Similarly, browse the Channels tab and sections to launch a new channel.
In alert notifications, a channel identifies a distribution mode, such as email, URL (Webhook), Slack or system user accounts. Each recipient within a channel is called an instance.
A composite metric is a metric that is the result of applying analytic function(s) on existing metrics. Once defined, Anodot treats composite metrics like other metrics in the system: learning normal behavior, discovering anomalies, and triggering alerts.
A dashboard is page in a user interface that holds the collection of current information of most interest to a user.
Collection of values for metric properties and filters, possibly contained within a function, that identifies a target set of metrics.
Dialog that helps you dynamically build metric expressions. Using Anodot’s search, you are prompted to build an expression tree comprised of one or more expression nodes. Each expression node consists of property key-value pairs used to search for metrics and filters. Composite metrics are created when a function is wrapped around an expression or expressions.
A metric is the measurement of a characteristic that can be quantified over time.
Anodot’s assessment of how important an anomaly is, with importance determined by how much and how long the metric deviates from the expected pattern compared to the past anomalies of the metric. Significance is defined on a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 being the most significant.
An arrangement to receive notifications for a specific alert.