Data Deletion APIs
Deletion APIs can be broken down into three categories, depending on the deletion scenario:
Datatype delete refers to deleting data for a metric or a group of metrics - of a particular data type - up to a specified end time. This is intended for metrics that will be remaining in use, but the user just wants to remove older data that is no longer needed.
Sweep delete is used for deleting all metric data of all types up to a specified end time. This is intended for removing all data older than the specified end time for all metrics of any data type, as part of storage hygiene and/or data retention policies.
Full delete allows the complete removal of all metric data and metadata for a metric or a group of metrics. This is intended for completely removing a metric or a group of metrics and all of their data, when these metrics are no longer needed at all, were misnamed, or were experimental.