For accounts on our original pricing plan, this document explains:
- How New Relic calculates billable usage for an Insights Pro subscription.
- Available subscription usage attributes and example NRQL queries to use in the New Relic UI or in API calls.
To view the attributes for this event, see the
NrDailyUsage entry in the data dictionary.
Only the account Owner and Admins can view the usage UI. However, anyone in your account can query usage data using the
To get an estimate of the current month's billable usage:
- Go to: account dropdown > Account settings > Usage.
- On the Insights usage page, set the time picker to Current month.
For more information about the usage UI, see Introduction to subscription usage data.
The Insights usage UI only displays paid events: these are events that count towards an Insights Pro subscription. It does not display events that are included free as part of other New Relic product subscriptions. However, you can also query the product included events.
Here are definitions of the column headers displayed in the UI table and CSV files. The columns you see depend on the Group by option you select in the UI.
The category of event governed by Insights subscription. For example:
Stored paid events
The number of events stored that count towards an Insights Pro subscription. Events included as part of other New Relic product subscriptions are not counted.
% of total usage
The percentage of the total usage used.
An Insights Pro subscription governs the data retention of certain types of events. An event's namespace (indicated by the
insightsEventNamespace attribute) corresponds to one or more event types that share a single data retention policy.
Event namespace in UI
Event namespace when queried
Page view timing
Event types stored using custom filters created by New Relic. Not applicable for most customers.
Custom event types that you create using New Relic agents or the Event API
To get the most out of your Insights usage data, you can:
- Run queries of this data and create custom charts and dashboards.
- Use this data programmatically, using one of our APIs.
For general information about how to use NRQL queries, see Introduction to usage data.
Insights writes usage events once per day. That is why these queries use
since 24 hours ago or
timeseries 1 day.
Here are some NRQL query examples about usage.