Reduce your data usage

Implement strategies for reducing your data usage without compromising the ability to analyze APM data.

The richness and volume of APM data provides unique insights into your applications, but it can also mean higher costs and more noise when analyzing data. There are a couple strategies you can use to reduce your data usage while continuing to get the full value of APM data. Read more about these strategies:

  • Transaction sampling: Reduce data storage, costs, and noise by ingesting only a percentage of all traces that you can extrapolate from in your analysis.
  • Compress spans: Compress similar or identical spans to reduce storage overhead, processing power needed, and clutter in the Applications UI.
  • Stacktrace collection: Reduce the stacktrace information collected by your APM agents.

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