Product Updates

DatoCMS changelog for new features and general improvements
Data usage stats in Dashboard = Peace of Mind ๐Ÿ˜Œ
May 8th, 2024

Our Dashboard now provides comprehensive access to how much data your projects are using. We've made two significant changes to improve your experience.

Easily forecast monthly usage

We've added a new section to the "Plan and billing" page, which clearly displays your usage of bandwidth, API calls, and video streaming.

  • A green light indicates that everything is within normal usage limits.

  • An orange light warns that, given the current usage trends, some metrics may exceed your monthly limits.

  • A red light means that usage has already surpassed the monthly limits provided in your plan and you will incur in additional fees.

As a result of this addition, we renamed the "Resources consumption" section to "Plan limits and usage", and removed bandwidth, API calls, and video streaming metrics, since they now have a dedicated section.

Introducing the Data Usage Page

We've created a new Data Usage page that offers a comprehensive overview of your usage metrics.

  • Three graphs display the current month's bandwidth, API calls, and video streaming usage, aggregated across all projects within your scope (personal projects for personal accounts or organization-wide).

  • Similar to the CMS, you can now track usage and easily compare it to the previous month.

  • If you select "Distribution", a pie-chart view will show usage distribution across all projects. By clicking on a slice, you can drill down to view data for a specific project.

The Data Usage page also provides:

  • Warning messages on each graph when usage levels are high, providing access to a detailed forecast for the month.

  • Ability to download usage information in CSV format for further analysis.

  • Access to historical data from previous months.