Questions

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The volume of Rows Synced

This volume is very much alike with your 3G data quota of your smartphones. Every pricing plan has a base threshold of replicated rows per month. In case you exceed your monthly row threshold, then that is considered an overage.

Blendo considers synced rows the following cases:

  • New rows
  • Updated rows
  • Rows from nested data structures
  • Rows that need to be replicated in full due to the way a data source API works. Some tables may require full replication from the source to ensure accuracy.
  • Rows that need to be replicated in full due to querying in a time range to ensure accuracy
  • Rows that need to be replicated in full due to reloading request.

Viewing Your Volume Usage

There are a few ways to see your usage. Some ways help you understand your overall usage for the month, and others allow you for more historical insights.  Let’s take a look at these in more detail and discuss some actionable use cases.

Your profile menu

In this menu, you can start. The volume here will give you an overall insight on how is your usage progressing towards the monthly quota.

How is that useful? For example, imagine that you got a notification from Blendo that your usage has increased. This menu is the first point where you should check to understand where you stand.

To find this information, go to your dashboard.

  1. Click on your email on the top right corner.
  2. See the number of rows (events) replicated for the billing period.
  3. See when your current period ends.

Usage Tab

The next question probably will be which pipeline has more volume? For every pipeline, there is a Usage tab.

Go to your dashboard.

  1. Click on the pipeline you investigate.
  2. Click on Usage.
  3. Hover to the days you want and investigate which resource syncs more data.
  4. Use the Select Resources filter to choose specific resources to check.

The granularity you are going to get here is daily.

History Tab

There is another way to dig deeper, using the History tab. This time the granularity is your run.

Go to your dashboard.

  1. Click on the pipeline you investigate.
  2. Click on History.
  3. Select the duration you need.
  4. See the jobs finished (or not) each run, and the records moved for that run.
  5. Click on the run you want to investigate.
  6. See how long it took for every table and how many rows synced.

Understanding Your Usage

It can happen that when you will view the total number of replicated rows, to be higher than perceived that are in your data source or your data warehouse. That is because these are the replicated rows that are required by Blendo to sync so that you will have your data complete in your data warehouse.

For example:

  • There are data sources with a more significant number of syncing tables, with the different volume created for each one.
  • The replication frequency of your data source is set to 15 minutes.
  • Updated rows, nested data, copies of existing rows are counted towards your total replicated rows.

Overages

Every plan has limits on what and how much you can sync. In addition to your invoice issued according to your subscription plan, there is always going to be another monthly invoice issued, counting towards your monthly volume.

If you haven’t exceeded your volume, that overage invoice will be zero ($0) in value.

If you do exceed your monthly row quota, that overage invoice will have an overage fee.

Please note that in both cases, the overage calculation is done for the previous period.

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Notifications

Blendo will automatically notify you with important alerts for your billing to adjust and plan for your usage. More specifically:

  1. When you approach the monthly sync limit on your plan at 80%, we’ll send you an alert.
  2. When you reach 100% of your monthly plan’s usage will also get another alert. From now on, any data synced is considered as overage.
  3. When you reach 200% of your monthly plan’s usage, and to prevent excessive overage bills, your pipelines are paused temporarily. The notification will ask to unpause and continue overage charging or upgrade to a higher plan.

You can learn more about the limits of your current plan, and the limits of other available plans, on our pricing page.

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Please note: These email notifications come from billing@blendo.co. To make sure you do not miss such important information please add billing@blendo.co to your address book or whitelist us. This is also important for the Gmail/G-Suite users in order not to end up in the Promotions/Updates folders.

Reducing Your Volume

Things you can do for keeping your volume low:

Reduce the Replication Frequency

Our default Replication Frequency is 1 hour. You may change it to daily.

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Sync only necessary Resources

You may select to sync only the resources and tables you need. Right after validating with one of the data sources, you will get an option to choose the resources you want Blendo to replicate. Tick all those you need and click save.

SaaS Integrations that generate more data

At Blendo, we use incremental replication for our data sources, but sometimes the volume can vary.

  • Some data sources create a considerable volume of data with many custom fields.
  • Also, there are resources with nested data that could impact your row count.
  • Some data sources require full replication for some of their tables
  • Last but not least, there are data sources that we pull data in a time window.
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