Also known as event deduping and event marshalling, deduplication is the process by which BigPanda eliminates redundant data to reduce noise and simplify incident investigation.

The following three scenarios can occur if BigPanda receives two or more events with similar payloads.

The event payload (including the application key, timestamp, and primary and secondary properties) exactly matches an event that was already received.The event is dropped.
The timestamp (or any other value in the event payload) has changed, but the status (ok/warning/critical) has not changed.The event is merged with the previous event, updating the tag values from the new event.
The event payload status has changed from the previous event.The event is added.