So far we have used the
stats command to populate our summary index. While this works perfectly well, the
si* variants have a couple of
stats countstill works as if you were counting the raw events.
statsfunctions that require more data than what happened in that slice of time will still work. For example, if your time slices each represent an hour, it is not possible to calculate the average value for a day using nothing but the average of each hour.
sistatskeeps enough information to make this work.
There are a few fairly serious disadvantages to be aware of: