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Why do you collect telemetry data?

We collects anonymized data from users in order to understand ZincSearch's usage and improve ZincSearch. This can be deactivated at any time, and any data that has already been collected can be deleted on request. Please send an email to to request deletion of the anonymized data.

What tools do ZincSearch uses to collect and visualize data?

We use Segment, a platform for data collection and management, to collect usage data. We then feed that data into Amplitude, a tool for graphing and highlighting data, so that we can build visualizations according to our needs.

What Telemetry data is being collected?

Metric Description Example
index_count Total count of indexes 2
total_index_size_mb Total size of all indexes 600
os Running operating system linux
arch Architecture of the machine amd64
zinc_version version of ZincSearch being used 0.4.2
cpu_count Total count of CPUs 8
total_memory Total memory 2
memory_used_percent Total memory used percentage 40
search_type Kind of search queries querystring, match
search_index_storage Where are indexes being stored disk
search_index_size_in_mb Size of the index that was queried 2
time_taken_to_search_in_ms Time taken for search 340
aggregations_count Total aggregations in search query 1

Note: This list may change upon new releases as new features are added.

How do I disable telemetry collection

You can set environment variable ZINC_TELEMETRY=disabled to disable telemetry collection

Do I need to know anything else?

We have implemented sentry in order to capture any errors happening and be able to fix them. It captures errors as and when they happen and sends them to sentry in order for us to analyze and fix them.