1. Software Engineering
  2. Site Reliability Engineering

Error Budget Burn Rate


Measures the rate at which the error budget (the acceptable threshold of unreliability) is consumed. Monitoring this helps ensure that the service does not exceed the permissible level of unreliability.


(Consumed Error Budget / Total Error Budget)


If you have an error budget of 1% downtime and currently are at 0.5% downtime, the burn rate is 0.5 / 1 = 50%.