Honeycomb changelog
Honeycomb changelog
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Truncating timestamps for OTLP metric datapoints

 

Improvement

  

Going forward, Honeycomb will truncate timestamps for OTLP metric datapoints to the second at ingestion. This will result in combining more metric datapoints into the same Honeycomb event.

When we process OTLP metrics, we combine metric datapoints into the same Honeycomb event if:

  • they were received as part of the same OTLP request
  • they have the same timestamp representing moment of capture
  • they have the same set of resource attribute keys and values
  • they have the same set of datapoint attribute keys and values

Previously, two metric datapoints a millisecond apart wouldn't have been combined. However, that level of granularity is not often useful, and resulted in more Honeycomb events than were necessary.

For more information on managing metrics event volume, please see https://docs.honeycomb.io/manage-data-volume/metrics/.