Query statistics

A query that has been executed will always return execution statistics. Execution statistics can be retrieved by calling getExtra() on the cursor. The statistics are returned in the return value’s stats attribute:

arangosh> db._query(`
........>   FOR i IN 1..@count INSERT
........>     { _key: CONCAT('anothertest', TO_STRING(i)) }
........>     INTO mycollection`,
........>  { count: 100 },
........>  {},
........>  { fullCount: true }
........> ).getExtra();
arangosh> db._query({
........>   "query": `FOR i IN 200..@count INSERT
........>             { _key: CONCAT('anothertest', TO_STRING(i)) }
........>             INTO mycollection`,
........>  "bindVars": { count: 300 },
........>  "options": { fullCount: true }
........> }).getExtra();
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{ 
  "warnings" : [ ], 
  "stats" : { 
    "writesExecuted" : 100, 
    "writesIgnored" : 0, 
    "scannedFull" : 0, 
    "scannedIndex" : 0, 
    "cursorsCreated" : 0, 
    "cursorsRearmed" : 0, 
    "cacheHits" : 0, 
    "cacheMisses" : 0, 
    "filtered" : 0, 
    "httpRequests" : 0, 
    "fullCount" : 0, 
    "executionTime" : 0.000658445000226493, 
    "peakMemoryUsage" : 32768 
  } 
}
{ 
  "warnings" : [ ], 
  "stats" : { 
    "writesExecuted" : 101, 
    "writesIgnored" : 0, 
    "scannedFull" : 0, 
    "scannedIndex" : 0, 
    "cursorsCreated" : 0, 
    "cursorsRearmed" : 0, 
    "cacheHits" : 0, 
    "cacheMisses" : 0, 
    "filtered" : 0, 
    "httpRequests" : 0, 
    "fullCount" : 0, 
    "executionTime" : 0.00063358499937749, 
    "peakMemoryUsage" : 32768 
  } 
}

The meaning of the statistics attributes is as follows:

  • writesExecuted: The total number of data-modification operations successfully executed. This is equivalent to the number of documents created, updated, or removed by INSERT, UPDATE, REPLACE, REMOVE, or UPSERT operations.
  • writesIgnored: The total number of data-modification operations that were unsuccessful, but have been ignored because of the ignoreErrors query option.
  • scannedFull: The total number of documents iterated over when scanning a collection without an index. Documents scanned by subqueries are included in the result, but operations triggered by built-in or user-defined AQL functions are not.
  • scannedIndex: The total number of documents iterated over when scanning a collection using an index. Documents scanned by subqueries are included in the result, but operations triggered by built-in or user-defined AQL functions are not.
  • cursorsCreated: The total number of cursor objects created during query execution. Cursor objects are created for index lookups.
  • cursorsRearmed: The total number of times an existing cursor object was repurposed. Repurposing an existing cursor object is normally more efficient compared to destroying an existing cursor object and creating a new one from scratch.
  • cacheHits: The total number of index entries read from in-memory caches for indexes of type edge or persistent. This value is only non-zero when reading from indexes that have an in-memory cache enabled, and when the query allows using the in-memory cache (i.e. using equality lookups on all index attributes).
  • cacheMisses: The total number of cache read attempts for index entries that could not be served from in-memory caches for indexes of type edge or persistent. This value is only non-zero when reading from indexes that have an in-memory cache enabled, the query allows using the in-memory cache (i.e. using equality lookups on all index attributes) and the looked up values are not present in the cache.
  • filtered: The total number of documents removed after executing a filter condition in a FilterNode or another node that post-filters data. Note that nodes of the IndexNode type can also filter documents by selecting only the required index range from a collection, and the filtered value only indicates how much filtering was done by a post-filter in the IndexNode itself or following FilterNode nodes. Nodes of the EnumerateCollectionNode and TraversalNode types can also apply filter conditions and can report the number of filtered documents.
  • httpRequests: The total number of cluster-internal HTTP requests performed.
  • fullCount (optional): The total number of documents that matched the search condition if the query’s final top-level LIMIT operation were not present. This attribute may only be returned if the fullCount option was set when starting the query and only contains a sensible value if the query contains a LIMIT operation on the top level.
  • executionTime: The query execution time (wall-clock time) in seconds.
  • peakMemoryUsage: The maximum memory usage of the query while it was running. In a cluster, the memory accounting is done per shard, and the memory usage reported is the peak memory usage value from the individual shards. Note that to keep things light-weight, the per-query memory usage is tracked on a relatively high level, not including any memory allocator overhead nor any memory used for temporary results calculations (e.g. memory allocated/deallocated inside AQL expressions and function calls).
  • nodes (optional): When the query is executed with the option profile set to at least 2, then this value contains runtime statistics per query execution node. For a human readable output you can execute db._profileQuery(<query>, <bind-vars>) in the arangosh.
    • id: The execution node ID to correlate the statistics with the plan returned in the extra attribute.
    • calls: The number of calls to this node.
    • items: The number of items returned by this node. Items are the temporary results returned at this stage.
    • runtime: The execution time of this node in seconds.