Work with Prometheus metric types
Learn how to use Flux to work with the four core Prometheus metric types and process them for visualizations in InfluxDB dashboards:
Use Flux to query and transform Prometheus counter metrics stored in InfluxDB. A counter is a cumulative metric that represents a single monotonically increasing counter whose value can only increase or be reset to zero on restart.
Use Flux to query and transform Prometheus gauge metrics stored in InfluxDB. A gauge is a metric that represents a single numerical value that can arbitrarily go up and down.
Use Flux to query and transform Prometheus histogram metrics stored in InfluxDB. A histogram samples observations (usually things like request durations or response sizes) and counts them in configurable buckets. It also provides a sum of all observed values.
Use Flux to query and transform Prometheus summary metrics stored in InfluxDB. A summary samples observations, e.g. request durations and response sizes. While it also provides a total count of observations and a sum of all observed values, it calculates configurable quantiles over a sliding time window.
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