How long do you keep data for?
Keywords: retention, resolution, rollup
We store data at different resolutions:
For example, if you ask for the most recent 1 hour, that data will come from the 30 second resolution. If you ask for 24 hours, it’ll come from the 300 second resolution, because serving 30 second data for that query would produce too much data to meaningfully display. However, if you ask for 1 hour of data from 24 hours ago, that’ll go back to the 30 second resolution because of how ‘zoomed in’ you are. In this way we allow for a fast, meaningful overview of your data as well as detailed investigation when it becomes necessary.
We map the following time spans to the following resolutions:
- 0h-1h query displays 5s resolution data (not included in most plans)
- 1h-10h query displays 30s resolution data
- 10h-5d query displays 300s resolution data
- 5d-2y query displays 1h resolution data
In contrast to vanilla Graphite, our backend doesn’t just keep averages - we keep the min, max, avg, sum, and observations of the data sent allowing much more detailed insight into your metrics. We also provide arbitrary percentile data for even more interesting views of your metrics.
What version of Graphite do you offer?
We offer Graphite version 1.2.0.
Do you support Graphite Tags?
Yes we support graphite tagging but this is currently in beta and we’d love to hear your feedback, please email us