For Enterprise and Pro tiers, Honeycomb enforces a rate limit of 15,000 events per second (EPS) with a burst capacity of 500,000 events for one-second intervals.


Free tier plans are limited to 2000 EPS. 


If any traffic destined for a single dataset exceeds these limits, Honeycomb will rate limit the traffic, emitting a 429 "request dropped due to rate limiting" server response from our Events API.

For information about Honeycomb's pricing with regard to events over time, check out the Events section of our Pricing Plans FAQ.


Note: Please let us know if you're on an Enterprise or Pro Honeycomb account and you'd like to discuss a rate limit increase.