Estimated Usage Metrics

Overview

Datadog calculates your current estimated usage in near real-time. Estimated usage metrics enable you to:

  • Graph your estimated usage
  • Create monitors around your estimated usage based on thresholds of your choosing
  • Get instant alerts of spikes or drops in your usage
  • Assess the potential impact of code changes on your usage in near real-time

Note: These usage metrics are estimates that are not always matched to billable usage given their real-time nature. There is a 10-20% difference between estimated usage and billable usage on average. Due to the nature of the estimations, the margin of error is larger for small usage.

Dashboard Example

Types of usage

Estimated usage metrics are generally available for the following usage types:

Usage TypeMetric
Infrastructure Hostsdatadog.estimated_usage.hosts
Containersdatadog.estimated_usage.containers
Indexed Custom Metricsdatadog.estimated_usage.metrics.custom, datadog.estimated_usage.metrics.custom.by_metric
Ingested Custom Metricsdatadog.estimated_usage.metrics.custom.ingested, datadog.estimated_usage.metrics.custom.ingested.by_metric
Logs Ingested Bytesdatadog.estimated_usage.logs.ingested_bytes
Logs Ingested Eventsdatadog.estimated_usage.logs.ingested_events
Analyzed Logs (security)datadog.estimated_usage.security_monitoring.analyzed_bytes
APM Hostsdatadog.estimated_usage.apm_hosts (does not include Azure App Services hosts)
APM Indexed Spansdatadog.estimated_usage.apm.indexed_spans
APM Ingested Bytesdatadog.estimated_usage.apm.ingested_bytes
APM Ingested Spansdatadog.estimated_usage.apm.ingested_spans
RUM Sessionsdatadog.estimated_usage.rum.sessions
Serverless Lambda Functionsdatadog.estimated_usage.serverless.aws_lambda_functions
Serverless Invocationsdatadog.estimated_usage.serverless.invocations
API test runsdatadog.estimated_usage.synthetics.api_test_runs
Browser test runsdatadog.estimated_usage.synthetics.browser_test_runs
Network Hostsdatadog.estimated_usage.network.hosts
Network Devicesdatadog.estimated_usage.network.devices
Profiled Hostsdatadog.estimated_usage.profiling.hosts
Profiled Containersdatadog.estimated_usage.profiling.containers
CSPM Hostsdatadog.estimated_usage.cspm.hosts
CSPM Containersdatadog.estimated_usage.cspm.containers
CWS Hostsdatadog.estimated_usage.cws.hosts
CWS Containersdatadog.estimated_usage.cws.containers
Database Hostsdatadog.estimated_usage.dbm.hosts
ASM Hostsdatadog.estimated_usage.asm.hosts
Incident Management (Active Users)datadog.estimated_usage.incident_management.active_users
CI Visibilitydatadog.estimated_usage.ci_visibility.pipeline.committers, datadog.estimated_usage.ci_visibility.test.committers
Metric Names

Multi-Org usage

For accounts with multiple organizations, you can roll up estimated usage from child organizations using the from field to monitor usage across your entire account.

Multi-Org Usage

Troubleshooting

For technical questions, contact Datadog support.

For billing questions, contact your Customer Success Manager.