Real-Time CDP Guardrails

Guardrails are thresholds that provide guidance for data and system usage, performance optimization, and avoidance of errors or unexpected results in Real-Time CDP. Guardrails can refer to your usage or consumption of data and processing in relation to your licensing entitlements.

Start here and follow the links below to understand all guardrails across the various services and areas of Real-Time CDP:

Additionally, visit the digital experience blueprints for further information such as end-to-end latency diagrams for various Experience Platform services.

Guardrail types guardrail-types

Note that the two guardrail types across all Real-Time CDP areas and services are:

Guardrail type
Performance guardrail (Soft limit)
Performance guardrails are usage limits that relate to the scoping of your use cases. When exceeding performance guardrails, you may experience performance degradation and latency. Adobe is not responsible for such performance degradation. Customers who consistently exceed a performance guardrail may elect to license additional capacity to avoid performance degradation.
System-enforced guardrails (Hard limit)
System-enforced guardrails are enforced by the Real-Time CDP UI or API. These are limits that you cannot exceed as the UI and API will block you from doing so or will return an error.

Real-Time CDP licensing and entitlement information product-descriptions

Additionally, refer to the product description links below for licensing and entitlement information based on the Real-Time CDP edition and tier you purchased:

Guardrails for other Experience Platform applications guardrails-other-aep-apps

Similar guardrails exist for other Experience Platform applications. Visit the links below for more information:

Next steps

After understanding the guardrails that apply to various areas and services of Real-Time CDP, you can follow along with a sample use case of a Real-Time CDP implementation.