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Data Usage Metrics

Last Updated: Aug. 17, 2023

Enable Data Usage Metrics for an added layer of granularity in your data usage overview. Use this feature to create custom dashboards, insights, alerts, and useful summaries of your data.


The Data Usage Metrics feature creates three new metrics: GB Sent, Counted Units, and Daily Quota. These metrics are counted towards your team’s daily metrics quota. With these new metrics, you will be able to create custom dashboards, insights, alerts, and an overview of your data.

Enabling Data Usage Metrics

Enable the data usage metrics feature after having configured your s3 metrics bucket.

Once enabled, Coralogix begins an auto-populate process to provide data for the past 24 hours. This process may take up to two hours.

STEP 1. In the navigation bar, click Settings > Data Usage.

STEP 2. On the Data Usage page, toggle Enable data usage metrics.

  • If you do not have a required S3 metrics bucket configured, the toggle will be disabled.

STEP 3. View your new data usage metrics using our custom dashboards. Metric names will appear as:

  • cx_data_usage_units 
  • cx_data_usage_bytes_total
  • cx_data_plan_units_per_day

Step 4. Use the data usage metrics to define useful alerts to monitor your data consumption and quota.


The information gathered on the new metrics includes the following labels:

pillarType of traffic (logs, spans, metrics) in each data point
subsystem_nameSubsystem that generated the traffic (used by the logs and spans pillars)
application_nameApplication that generated the traffic (used by the logs and spans pillars)
priorityTCO priority (high, medium, low, blocked)
severityLog severity (critical, error, warn, info, debug, trace) used by the logs pillar
blocking_reason_typeThe reason why traffic was blocked. The value can be either tco_policy or parsing_rule.
blocking_reason_nameThe name of the TCO policy or parsing rule which is blocking traffic.

Additional Resources

APIData Usage
Data Usage Service API


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