Data types for custom metrics gauges vs counters

This article helps explain the different data types used in custom metrics.

Counters - The Metrics whose value keeps on increasing is assumed as of Counter type. For example, Server Uptime, as the value of server uptime never decreases, but keeps on incrementing.

Gauges - The Metrics whose values may fluctuate over time i.e. increment or decrement, is assumed to be of gauge type. For example, Network throughput of a network interface.

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