Synthetic tests come with estimated usage metrics that allow you to keep track of your usage. These metrics notably enable you to:

  • Understand how your usage evolves over time.
  • Visualize which teams, applications, or services are contributing the most to your Synthetics usage.
  • Alert on unexpected usage spikes that can impact your billing.

To visualize or alert on your Synthetics usage, use the following queries:

For a higher level of refinement, scope or group these metrics by tags associated with your test, such as team or application.

You can graph and monitor these metrics against static thresholds as well as use machine learning based algorithms like anomaly detection or forecast to ensure you do not get alerted for expected usage growth.

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