We know bursty traffic is a normal part of everyone’s operations, and we don’t want to penalize people for it. At the same time, we need to make sure we’re billing everyone fairly.
If your account is storing more than 110% of the metrics allowed under your plan for 14 consecutive days, we’ll send you an email and display an in-account message that we’ll need to upgrade your account soon.
If you don’t reply and if your metric usage remains above 110% of the limit, your account will be automatically upgraded to the smallest plan that your usage fits into. If that’s not suitable for you, you will need to reduce the number of metrics you’re storing. If you don’t take action or contact us within the 14 day notice period, your subscription will automatically upgrade.
It’s worth noting that we won’t automatically upgrade any customer during the 14 day notice period and that we’re willing to bend the rules if you just need a bit more time to reduce your usage - we know technical changes can take some time - so please talk to us and we’ll be happy to work with you. Please firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to chat about this. We’d much rather be your monitoring partner than draconian enforcers of rules!
I spin up a lot of VMs, is this going to affect my metric limits?
We can set up a metric expiry policy for metrics you know aren’t going to last long. You can set an expiration of 7, 14, 21, or 30 days which will automatically delete a metric if it hasn’t been updated in that time. See the documentation onmetric expiryfor more information.
Is there anything I should know when I’m sending data via Java?
Yes. Java can cache DNS entries indefinitely, which causes problems when we need to replace or add servers to our system.