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One SaaS changes accounting, unintentionally teaches a startup hard lessons


#1

https://medium.com/@contact_16315/firebase-costs-increased-by-7-000-81dc0a27271d

“Due to a change in how they report data usage, our monthly costs for Firebase, a SaaS provided by Google, has increased from $25 a month to what is now moving towards the $2,000 mark — with no changes to our actual data use. This change was made without warning.”


#2

Ugh. This may finally be the last nail in the coffin for me. I’m building the next phase of my app using Firebase as the backend, but this and a couple other articles with a similar message have given me pause. Time to rethink my architecture while I still can.

Thanks for the share!