Rate Limits
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Rate Limits

Some of the API endpoints are rate limited. Once you exceed a certain number of requests in a specific period, Datadog returns an error.

For rate-limited API endpoints, Datadog returns headers to show how close you are to your limit. If you exceed your limit, review these headers to determine when you can try again.

Rate limits can be increased from the defaults by contacting the Datadog support team.

Regarding the API rate limit policy:

  • Datadog does not rate limit on data point/metric submission (see metrics section for more info on how the metric submission rate is handled). Limits encounter is dependent on the quantity of custom metrics based on your agreement.
  • The rate limit for metric retrieval is 100 per hour per organization.
  • The rate limit for event submission is 1000 per aggregate per day per organization. An aggregate is a group of similar events.
  • The rate limit for the Query a Timeseries API call is 1600 per hour per organization. This can be extended on demand.
  • The rate limit for the Log Query API call is 300 per hour per organization. This can be extended on demand.
  • The rate limit for the Graph a Snapshot API call is 60 per hour per organization. This can be extended on demand.
  • The rate limit for the Log Configuration API is 6000 per minute per organization. This can be extended on demand.
Rate Limit HeadersDescription
X-RateLimit-Limitnumber of requests allowed in a time period.
X-RateLimit-Periodlength of time in seconds for resets (calendar aligned).
X-RateLimit-Remainingnumber of allowed requests left in the current time period.
X-RateLimit-Resettime in seconds until next reset.