Datadog Data Collection, Resolution, and Retention
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Datadog Data Collection, Resolution, and Retention

Find below a summary of Datadog data collection, resolution, and retention:

SourceCollection MethodsCollection intervalMinimum ResolutionDefault RetentionProduct Category
System metricsDatadog Agent15 seconds1 seconds15 monthsInfrastructure
Agent integrationsDatadog Agent + enabled integrations15 seconds1 seconds15 monthsInfrastructure
Live ContainersDatadog Agent + enabled Docker integration or Datadog container Agent2 seconds1 seconds36 hoursInfrastructure
Live ProcessesDatadog Agent + Process Agent2 seconds1 seconds36 hoursInfrastructure
Custom Metrics (Agent check)Datadog Agent + custom Agent check15 seconds1 seconds15 monthsInfrastructure
Custom Metrics (StatsD)Datadog Agent (built-in statsD collector)15 seconds1 seconds15 monthsInfrastructure
Custom Metrics (API)POST directly to Datadog’s APIReal time1 seconds15 monthsInfrastructure
EventsDatadog Agent, integrations, or APIReal time1 seconds15 monthsInfrastructure
Traces (Sampled)Datadog Agent + tracing library10 seconds1 micro sec2 weeksAPM
Trace Metrics (Unsampled)Datadog Agent + tracing library10 seconds1 micro sec15 monthsAPM
Services/Resources statistics & Span SummariesDatadog Agent + tracing library10 seconds10 seconds30 daysAPM
Analyzed Spans (Unsampled)Datadog Agent + tracing library10 seconds1 micro secPlanAPM
LogsDatadog Agent + Logs, 3rd party log collectors, or APIReal time1 micro secPlanLogs
API Test metricsDatadog Synthetics applicationUser-defined1 min15 monthsSynthetics
API Test resultsDatadog Synthetics applicationUser-defined1 minResult seen in the UI by user: 15 months
Failed result not seen in the UI by user: 1 month
Successful result not seen in the UI by user: 15 days
Synthetics
Browser Test metricsDatadog Synthetics applicationUser-defined5 min15 monthsSynthetics
Browser Test resultsDatadog Synthetics applicationUser-defined5 minResult seen in the UI by user: 15 months
Failed result not seen in the UI by user: 1 month
Successful result not seen in the UI by user: 15 days
Synthetics
AlibabaAPI crawler10 min (default)1 min15 monthsCloud
AWSAPI crawler10 min (default)1 min15 monthsCloud
AzureAPI crawler5 min (default)1 min15 monthsCloud
Google CloudAPI crawler5 min (default)1 min15 monthsCloud
Network Performance MonitoringSystem Probe5 minutes (default)1 min7 daysInfrastructure
Real User MonitoringRUM SDKReal time1 micro sec15 daysReal User Monitoring

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