All of the API endpoints are rate limited. Once you exceed a certain number of requests in a specific period, Datadog returns an error.
If you are rate limited, you will see a 429 in the response code. Datadog recommends to either wait the time designated by the
X-RateLimit-Limit before making calls again, or you should switch to making calls at a frequency slightly longer than the
Rate limits can be increased from the defaults by contacting the Datadog support team.
Regarding the API rate limit policy:
100per hour per organization.
500,000events per hour per organization.
1000per aggregate per day per organization. An aggregate is a group of similar events.
1600per hour per organization. This can be extended on demand.
300per hour per organization. This can be extended on demand.
60per hour per organization. This can be extended on demand.
84times per minute per organization for a total of
5040calls per hour, and can be updated
2times per minute per organization for a total of
120calls per hour. This can be extended on demand.
|Rate Limit Headers||Description|
|number of requests allowed in a time period.|
|length of time in seconds for resets (calendar aligned).|
|number of allowed requests left in the current time period.|
|time in seconds until next reset.|