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Infrastructure Metrics: Metrics Statistics
Infrastructure Metrics: Metrics Statistics

Learn how Infrastructure Metrics usage statistic is calculated in

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Written by Kieran Southern
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What are Infrastructure Metrics: Usage Statistics?

Infrastructure metrics usage statistics refer to data and information about the utilization and performance of various components and resources in an IT infrastructure. These specific Usage Statistics for Infrastructure Metrics relate to the data sent to your Metrics Stack.

Understanding how ingestion is calculated, managing active metrics, and being aware of the associated costs are vital for effectively using your Metrics platform. By staying informed about these metrics, you can optimize your usage, control expenses, and gain valuable insights into your application's performance.

Working with Infrastructure Metrics: Metrics Statistics

To view your Infrastructure Metrics Usage Statistics, from the initial dashboard, scroll down until you reach the Infrastructure Metrics section. From here, in the top right, you will see a ‘Statistics’ button. Clicking this will take you to the Usage Statistics page. Also, you can find usage statistics from the menu on the left-hand side of your screen. You’ll see the heading ‘Infrastructure Metrics’ under this you will find ‘Statistics’ which will take you to the same ‘Usage Statistics’ page.

On the "Usage Statistics" page, you can view Metrics data usage statistics, including:

Today: See your Metrics data usage for Today, including Active Metrics, Metrics per Minute and an overview of your percentage used based on your selected plan.

Breakdown by Days: See how your Metrics data usage has evolved over the past days.

Historic Usage: Get insights into your Metrics data usage for up to a year's worth of records.

Scroll down to find a detailed daily breakdown of Metrics usage. This section provides the following information:

Active Metrics: Active metrics represent the maximum number of active time series with values inserted during a given time of day. For instance, if you're scraping metrics every 15 seconds, for example, if you are sending metrics every 15s, your metrics per minute is approximately x4 that value, but it’s also very possible not all sources will be sending every 15s.

Metrics Per Minute: The rate at which metrics are being sent, measured in metrics per minute.

Usage Percentage: A percentage representing your current Metrics data usage in comparison to your plan limits.

Plan Limits

It's important to note that your Metrics usage should align with your plan limits to avoid any overage charges or service interruptions.

Taking Control of Your Metrics

If you find that you're exceeding your Metrics plan limits, don't worry. provides you with the tools and flexibility to optimize your metrics collection. You can adjust your configuration, and sampling rate, or utilize filters to tailor your metrics data to your specific needs. Talk to the team about how to optimise your metrics to manage and control your costs.

Understanding your Metrics usage statistics is crucial for effective monitoring and cost management. With's detailed usage insights, you can make informed decisions to optimize your infrastructure's performance monitoring.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your Metrics usage, feel free to reach out to our support team. We're here to help you get the most out of your experience.

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