Boosting Traces

With Trace Boosting functionality, you get more control over the trace sampling that Tideways uses to filter up to your traces / minute license limit. Select one or multiple transactions and optionally add more filter criteria based on the request, and Tideways will sample traces matching the trace boost rules with higher preference.

Examples of Trace boost rules that you could run on your application include:

  • Keeping all traces of a specific URL that is slow

  • Keeping all error traces with an HTTP 500 status code on a specific endpoint

  • Keeping all traces of a customer’s subdomain, ""

The following video gives a short introduction to trace boosting and how it works:

To use Trace Boosting, drill down into a transaction of your application, then click Boost Traces. Then, fill out and submit the form with your filter criteria and notification preferences.

Navigate to the "Boosts" entry in the main navigation on top to see a list of all active and recently completed trace boosts of your application:


You can also send notification summaries via email or Slack, when a trace boost is completed, so that you can immediately dive into the data:


License Limitations

Trace boosting is only available to applications with "Basic", "Standard" or "Pro" licenses, with the following limitations:


Maximum Duration of Boost

Maximum Concurrent Boosts


1 hour



24 hours



24 hours


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