The anticipated database size depends on many factors, not just the number of hosts that are being monitored. In order to predict the future database size you will need the following information:
When you have the answer to the above questions then you can calculate the database size using the average space used per event record and estimate storage requirements:
Built-In PostgreSQL Database: appr. 1.5 kB per event record
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and later: appr. 1.7 kB per event record
The above values are rough estimates taken from a database mostly containing security event log records, and the actual size will depend on the types of events you are consolidating.
For example, if you plan on keeping about 12 million event records on a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database, then you can expect the database to grow to about 12 Gb.