# Ingesting Event Data Overview

Aggregations.io starts with ingesting your raw analytics event data. You can ingest data by integrating with a data platform like Segment or send JSON payloads from your event producing systems to Aggregations.io's REST Ingest API.

Aggregations.io is built to serve high volume, high throughput data ingestion to produce metrics in near real time. It is setup so you can optimize for the outcome, not the inputs. You don't need to worry about pre-filtering, dropping events or event properties. Aggregations.io will not charge for raw event data storage, because we don't store it, just the filtered aggregate metrics you create.

More about ingesting JSON events with the Ingest API

More about Segment integration