When Azure Search Services are running normally, you can generally expect a somewhat steady average number of search queries per second. Blue Matador can determine when this is not the case by watching the SearchQueriesPerSecond metric, and creates events when the number of search queries per second is anomalous.

    In general, anomalous search queries per second are not a cause for concern and are mostly useful for correlation with other issues in your infrastructure. Anomalous number of search queries can occur for any of the following reasons:

    • Increased traffic to a service that utilizes search services. 
    • Misbehaving search service client code.

    If you determine that the difference in the number of search queries is significant, look into your services that utilize Azure search services.