Estimate memory usage APIedit

Estimates memory usage of data frame analytics. Estimation results can be used when deciding the appropriate value for model_memory_limit setting later on.

The API accepts an PutDataFrameAnalyticsRequest object and returns an EstimateMemoryUsageResponse.

Estimate memory usage requestedit

DataFrameAnalyticsConfig config = DataFrameAnalyticsConfig.builder()
PutDataFrameAnalyticsRequest request = new PutDataFrameAnalyticsRequest(config); 

Constructing a new request containing a data frame analytics config for which memory usage estimation should be performed

Synchronous executionedit

When executing a PutDataFrameAnalyticsRequest in the following manner, the client waits for the EstimateMemoryUsageResponse to be returned before continuing with code execution:

EstimateMemoryUsageResponse response = client.machineLearning().estimateMemoryUsage(request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT);

Synchronous calls may throw an IOException in case of either failing to parse the REST response in the high-level REST client, the request times out or similar cases where there is no response coming back from the server.

In cases where the server returns a 4xx or 5xx error code, the high-level client tries to parse the response body error details instead and then throws a generic ElasticsearchException and adds the original ResponseException as a suppressed exception to it.

Asynchronous executionedit

Executing a PutDataFrameAnalyticsRequest can also be done in an asynchronous fashion so that the client can return directly. Users need to specify how the response or potential failures will be handled by passing the request and a listener to the asynchronous estimate-memory-usage method:

client.machineLearning().estimateMemoryUsageAsync(request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT, listener); 

The PutDataFrameAnalyticsRequest to execute and the ActionListener to use when the execution completes

The asynchronous method does not block and returns immediately. Once it is completed the ActionListener is called back using the onResponse method if the execution successfully completed or using the onFailure method if it failed. Failure scenarios and expected exceptions are the same as in the synchronous execution case.

A typical listener for estimate-memory-usage looks like:

ActionListener<EstimateMemoryUsageResponse> listener = new ActionListener<EstimateMemoryUsageResponse>() {
    public void onResponse(EstimateMemoryUsageResponse response) {

    public void onFailure(Exception e) {

Called when the execution is successfully completed.

Called when the whole PutDataFrameAnalyticsRequest fails.


The returned EstimateMemoryUsageResponse contains the memory usage estimates.

ByteSizeValue expectedMemoryWithoutDisk = response.getExpectedMemoryWithoutDisk(); 
ByteSizeValue expectedMemoryWithDisk = response.getExpectedMemoryWithDisk(); 

Estimated memory usage under the assumption that the whole data frame analytics should happen in memory (i.e. without overflowing to disk).

Estimated memory usage under the assumption that overflowing to disk is allowed during data frame analytics.