Monitor metric tables
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This page describes the metric tables created by Databricks Lakehouse Monitoring. For information about the dashboard created by a monitor, see Use the generated SQL dashboard.
When a monitor runs on a Databricks table, it creates or updates two metric tables: a profile metrics table and a drift metrics table.
The profile metrics table contains summary statistics for each column and for each combination of time window, slice, and grouping columns. For
InferenceLog
analysis, the analysis table also contains model accuracy metrics.The drift metrics table contains statistics that track changes in distribution for a metric. Drift tables can be used to visualize or alert on changes in the data instead of specific values. The following types of drift are computed:
Consecutive drift compares a window to the previous time window. Consecutive drift is only calculated if a consecutive time window exists after aggregation according to the specified granularities.
Baseline drift compares a window to the baseline distribution determined by the baseline table. Baseline drift is only calculated if a baseline table is provided.
Where metric tables are located
Monitor metric tables are saved to {output_schema}.{table_name}_profile_metrics
and {output_schema}.{table_name}_drift_metrics
, where:
{output_schema}
is the catalog and schema specified byoutput_schema_name
.{table_name}
is the name of the table being monitored.
How monitor statistics are computed
Each statistic and metric in the metric tables is computed for a specified time interval (called a “window”). For Snapshot
analysis, the time window is a single point in time corresponding to the time the metric was refreshed. For TimeSeries
and InferenceLog
analysis, the time window is based on the granularities specified in create_monitor
and the values in the timestamp_col
specified in the profile_type
argument.
Metrics are always computed for the entire table. In addition, if you provide a slicing expression, metrics are computed for each data slice defined by a value of the expression.
For example:
slicing_exprs=["col_1", "col_2 > 10"]
generates the following slices: one for col_2 > 10
, one for col_2 <= 10
, and one for each unique value in col1
.
Slices are identified in the metrics tables by the column names slice_key
and slice_value
. In this example, one slice key would be “col_2 > 10” and the corresponding values would be “true” and “false”. The entire table is equivalent to slice_key
= NULL and slice_value
= NULL. Slices are defined by a single slice key.
Metrics are computed for all possible groups defined by the time windows and slice keys and values. In addition, for InferenceLog
analysis, metrics are computed for each model id. For details, see Column schemas for generated tables.
Additional statistics for model accuracy monitoring (InferenceLog
analysis only)
Additional statistics are calculated for InferenceLog
analysis.
Model quality is calculated if both
label_col
andprediction_col
are provided.Slices are automatically created based on the distinct values of
model_id_col
.For classification models, fairness and bias statistics are calculated for slices that have a Boolean value.
Query analysis and drift metrics tables
You can query the metrics tables directly. The following example is based on InferenceLog
analysis:
SELECT
window.start, column_name, count, num_nulls, distinct_count, frequent_items
FROM census_monitor_db.adult_census_profile_metrics
WHERE model_id = 1 — Constrain to version 1
AND slice_key IS NULL — look at aggregate metrics over the whole data
AND column_name = "income_predicted"
ORDER BY window.start
Column schemas for generated tables
For each column in the primary table, the metrics tables contain one row for each combination of grouping columns. The column associated with each row is shown in the column column_name
.
For metrics based on more than one column such as model accuracy metrics, column_name
is set to :table
.
For profile metrics, the following grouping columns are used:
time window
granularity (
TimeSeries
andInferenceLog
analysis only)log type  input table or baseline table
slice key and value
model id (
InferenceLog
analysis only)
For drift metrics, the following additional grouping columns are used:
comparison time window
drift type (comparison to previous window or comparison to baseline table)
The schemas of the metric tables are shown below, and are also shown in the Databricks Lakehouse Monitoring API reference documentation.
Profile metrics table schema
The following table shows the schema of the profile metrics table. Where a metric is not applicable to a row, the corresponding cell is null.
Column name 
Type 
Description 

Grouping columns 

window 
Struct. See [1] below. 
Time window. 
granularity 
string 
Window duration, set by 
model_id_col 
string 
Optional. Only used for 
log_type 
string 
Table used to calculate metrics. BASELINE or INPUT. 
slice_key 
string 
Slice expression. NULL for default, which is all data. 
slice_value 
string 
Value of the slicing expression. 
column_name 
string 
Name of column in primary table. 
data_type 
string 
Spark data type of 
logging_table_commit_version 
int 
Ignore. 
monitor_version 
bigint 
Version of the monitor configuration used to calculate the metrics in the row. See [3] below for details. 
Metrics columns  summary statistics 

count 
bigint 
Number of nonnull values. 
num_nulls 
bigint 
Number of null values in 
avg 
double 
Arithmetic mean of the column, ingoring nulls. 
quantiles 

Array of 1000 quantiles. See [4] below. 
distinct_count 
bigint 
Number of distinct values in 
min 
double 
Minimum value in 
max 
double 
Maximum value in 
stddev 
double 
Standard deviation of 
num_zeros 
bigint 
Number of zeros in 
num_nan 
bigint 
Number of NaN values in 
min_size 
double 
Minimum size of arrays or structures in 
max_size 
double 
Maximum size of arrays or structures in 
avg_size 
double 
Average size of arrays or structures in 
min_len 
double 
Minimum length of string and binary values in 
max_len 
double 
Maximum length of string and binary values in 
avg_len 
double 
Average length of string and binary values in 
frequent_items 
Struct. See [1] below. 
Top 100 most frequently occurring items. 
non_null_columns 

List of columns with at least one nonnull value. 
median 
double 
Median value of 
percent_null 
double 
Percent of null values in 
percent_zeros 
double 
Percent of values that are zero in 
percent_distinct 
double 
Percent of values that are distinct in 
Metrics columns  classification model accuracy [5] 

accuracy_score 
double 
Accuracy of model, calculated as (number of correct predictions / total number of predictions), ignoring null values. 
confusion_matrix 
Struct. See [1] below. 

precision 
Struct. See [1] below. 

recall 
Struct. See [1] below. 

f1_score 
Struct. See [1] below. 

Metrics columns  regression model accuracy [5] 

mean_squared_error 
double 
Mean squared error between 
root_mean_squared_error 
double 
Root mean squared error between 
mean_average_error 
double 
Mean average error between 
mean_absolute_percentage_error 
double 
Mean absolute percentage error between 
r2_score 
double 
Rsquared score between 
Metrics columns  fairness and bias [6] 

predictive_parity 
double 
Measures whether the two groups have equal precision across all predicted classes. 
predictive_equality 
double 
Measures whether the two groups have equal false positive rate across all predicted classes. 
equal_opportunity 
double 
Measures whether the two groups have equal recall across all predicted classes. 
statistical_parity 
double 
Measures whether the two groups have equal acceptance rate. Acceptance rate here is defined as the empirical probability to be predicted as a certain class, across all predicted classes. 
[1] Format of struct for confusion_matrix
, precision
, recall
, and f1_score
:
Column name 
Type 

window 

frequent_items 

confusion_matrix 

precision 

recall 

f1_score 

[2] For time series or inference profiles, the monitor looks back 30 days from the time the monitor is created. Due to this cutoff, the first analysis might include a partial window. For example, the 30 day limit might fall in the middle of a week or month, in which case the full week or month is not included in the calculation. This issue affects only the first window.
[3] The version shown in this column is the version that was used to calculate the statistics in the row and might not be the current version of the monitor. Each time you refresh the metrics, the monitor attempts to recompute previously calculated metrics using the current monitor configuration. The current monitor version appears in the monitor information returned by the API and Python Client.
[4] Sample code to retrieve the 50th percentile: SELECT element_at(quantiles, int((size(quantiles)+1)/2)) AS p50 ...
or SELECT quantiles[500] ...
.
[5] Only shown if the monitor has InferenceLog
analysis type and both label_col
and prediction_col
are provided.
[6] Only shown if the monitor has InferenceLog
analysis type and problem_type
is classification
.
Drift metrics table schema
The following table shows the schema of the drift metrics table. The drift table is only generated if a baseline table is provided, or if a consecutive time window exists after aggregation according to the specified granularities.
Column name 
Type 
Description 

Grouping columns 

window 

Time window. 
window_cmp 

Comparison window for drift_type 
drift_type 
string 
BASELINE or CONSECUTIVE. Whether the drift metrics compare to the previous time window or to the baseline table. 
granularity 
string 
Window duration, set by 
model_id_col 
string 
Optional. Only used for 
slice_key 
string 
Slice expression. NULL for default, which is all data. 
slice_value 
string 
Value of the slicing expression. 
column_name 
string 
Name of column in primary table. 
data_type 
string 
Spark data type of 
monitor_version 
bigint 
Version of the monitor configuration used to calculate the metrics in the row. See [8] below for details. 
Metrics columns  drift 
Differences are calculated as current window  comparison window. 

count_delta 
double 
Difference in 
avg_delta 
double 
Difference in 
percent_null_delta 
double 
Difference in 
percent_zeros_delta 
double 
Difference in 
percent_distinct_delta 
double 
Difference in 
non_null_columns_delta 

Number of columns with any increase or decrease in nonnull values. 
chi_squared_test 

Chisquare test for drift in distribution. 
ks_test 

KS test for drift in distribution. Calculated for numeric columns only. 
tv_distance 
double 
Total variation distance for drift in distribution. 
l_infinity_distance 
double 
Linfinity distance for drift in distribution. 
js_distance 
double 
Jensen–Shannon distance for drift in distribution. Calculated for categorical columns only. 
wasserstein_distance 
double 
Drift between two numeric distributions using the Wasserstein distance metric. 
population_stability_index 
double 
Metric for comparing the drift between two numeric distributions using the population stability index metric. See [9] below for details. 
[7] For time series or inference profiles, the monitor looks back 30 days from the time the monitor is created. Due to this cutoff, the first analysis might include a partial window. For example, the 30 day limit might fall in the middle of a week or month, in which case the full week or month is not included in the calculation. This issue affects only the first window.
[8] The version shown in this column is the version that was used to calculate the statistics in the row and might not be the current version of the monitor. Each time you refresh the metrics, the monitor attempts to recompute previously calculated metrics using the current monitor configuration. The current monitor version appears in the monitor information returned by the API and Python Client.
[9] The output of the population stability index is a numeric value that represents how different two distributions are. The range is [0, inf). PSI < 0.1 means no significant population change. PSI < 0.2 indicates moderate population change. PSI >= 0.2 indicates significant population change.