Smoothing functions, as the name implies, allows you to smooth or filter your data to help reduce noise and more easily see patterns.
Datadog offers the following smoothing functions:
- EWMA_3 (Exponentially Weighted Moving Average with a span of 3)
Here are examples of the same dataset with each of the smoothing functions applied:
If you'd like to make your data even smoother than what's offered above, it's possibly to stack functions. Here is an example of EWMA_20 applied to the data twice:
To achieve this you can use something like the following: