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Circonus creates metric metadata known as stream tags to provide all the capabilities of the Metrics 2.0 specification; self-describing, and orthogonal tags for every decision. In addition, stream tags offer extra capabilities as detailed below.

In addition to stream tags, every integration you add will automatically create integration-specific tags that display integration-level metadata. You also have the ability to add custom tags to each integration -- both from the Circonus account and from the configuration file that CUA uses.

Learn more about Circonus' use of stream tags.