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Splunk APM concepts and terminology 🔗

Important

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

If you’re using µAPM Previous Generation (µAPM PG), see Overview of SignalFx Microservices APM Previous Generation (µAPM PG).

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