Data pushed by APM agent in a Day

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Hello Friends ,

I am trying to figure out how much data does an APM agents posts in day , Essentially I am trying to ensure we have sufficient capacity .

Is there a way I can determine this.


The answer to this depends heavily on:

  • the number of services you have instrumented
  • the observed transaction rate
  • your APM configuration (namely the sampling rate)

So, the best way to answer your question is to measure. Assuming you already have the server and instrumentation set up, capture a typical day's worth of data and check the index/shard sizes.

Apart from that, take a look at This will give you a rough idea of how much storage is required by typical APM data.

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