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One SaaS changes accounting, unintentionally teaches a startup hard lessons



“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.”


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!