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What database does Dynatrace store its metrics?


My company is looking to install Dynatrace as an on-premise service and then move to SaaS. We will be using Dynatrace to monitor our AWS instances. What database does Dynatrace use to store its metric data (on Dynatrace managed and Dynatrace SaaS)? And what is recommended to backup this data? Thanks!


Dynatrace Leader
Dynatrace Leader

Dynatrace manages a clustered long term metric store that automatically handles the replication of your metric data. So Dynatrace makes sure that your metric data is always available. Dynatrace uses a NoSQL database to store the long term metrics.

Please see following help page for how to backup your Dynatrace data.

This actually does not anser the question posted. I know Cassandra is used for one component. What is used for the other? MongoDB, NoSQL, other...?

Dynatrace Leader
Dynatrace Leader

Dynatrace uses Cassandra for long term metric store and configuration, Elastic for real user session analysis and our own implementation of a highly optimized storage for the huge amount of recorded and linked transactions.

See here:

Is the "Elastic" the one form NuoDB or some elastification of another technology?

No, it is Elasticsearch (

Certified Dynatrace Master | Alanata a.s., Slovakia, Dynatrace Master Partner

Wolfgang. Is it possible to access or bridge the Cassandra instance for access to the metric store for more detailed data than is available through the Timeseries API?

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