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SignalFx µAPM concepts and terminology 🔗

Important

The original µAPM product, released in 2019, is now called µAPM Previous Generation (µAPM PG). In the documentation, µAPM now refers to the product released on March 31, 2020.

If you are using µAPM Previous Generation (µAPM PG), see µAPM PG Traces, Spans, Metrics, and Metadata.

Concept Description
Identity A unique set of indexed span tags that corresponds to a µAPM object. For more information, see Identities in SignalFx µAPM.
MetricSet - Monitoring Metrics for traces and spans to monitor and alert the performance of applications and services. For more information, see MetricSets in SignalFx µAPM.
MetricSet - Troubleshooting Metrics for traces and spans to troubleshoot issues with applications and services. For more information, see MetricSets in SignalFx µAPM.
Span A single operation within a trace. For more information, see Traces and spans in SignalFx µAPM.
Trace A collection of operations that represents a unique transaction an application handles. For more information, see Traces and spans in SignalFx µAPM.