Ten years ago, George and I set out on a journey to make data as simple and reliable as electricity. Looking back, I’m proud to say we’ve made progress by introducing Fivetran to thousands of organizations across the globe.
We’ve seen our product help a myriad of businesses, especially startups, grow by solving countless problems they faced with data. For example, Yardzen, an online landscape design firm, uses Fivetran to build worry-free data pipelines that enable the business to quickly centralize its data and draw insights from mission-critical dashboards. Our product has given its leadership team more confidence in making accurate financial decisions while maximizing results with fewer data engineering resources.
Having been a startup once ourselves, we want to help our smaller customers like Yardzen leverage data to drive more business efficiency, especially in today’s challenging economic conditions. We believe it’s the right thing to do and aligns with our commitment to accessibility — even if it means taking a financial impact.
Starting February 1, 2023, we’re introducing a Free Plan and reducing our prices by 11 percent for all current pay-as-you-go (PAYG) customers. This means hundreds of existing customers on the Standard Select Plan will automatically be migrated to the Free Plan, and thousands of PAYG customers will see lower prices. Although Fivetran's revenue is adversely impacted in the next year to support these changes, we’re excited to make this investment in our customers to help them grow and become data-forward.
Free Plan overview
Here are some key features of Fivetran’s Free Plan:
- Unlimited users
- Usage of up to 500,000 monthly active rows (MAR) at no cost
- No credit card required
- All the robust features of our most popular plan - our Standard tier, including access to 300+ fully-managed application and database connectors, 15-minute syncs, and more.
If you sign up for our Free plan, you can enjoy the following benefits at no cost:
- Centralizing data from your application sources and databases in minutes
- Completely automated, stress-free data movement up to 500,000 MAR every month
- Accelerating your data with up to 15-minute sync frequencies
- Getting clean data faster with Fivetran Transformations for dbt Core™ and ready-to-go data models
- Finding the answers you need with clear, robust documentation, Fivetran Community and full 24/7 email support
- Embedding Fivetran into your product with Fivetran’s Rest API, so you can power analytics for your customers
For resource-strapped companies, deploying Fivetran means the staff’s only data analyst or engineer can spend more time on critical thinking and maximizing impact for the business — such as analyzing data to find a product-market fit or optimizing marketing spend — rather than building or repairing homegrown pipelines.
“Fivetran Free is fast, reliable, efficient and affordable…giving me (a one-man team) the ability to make a business impact quick and under budget,” Jordan Scott, Analytics & Reporting Director at Austin-based creative studio Hunt, Gather, tells us.
Samantha LeBlanc, former Associate Director of Data & Analytics at nonprofit organization Code2College adds: “Fivetran is helping us feed data into our first data warehouse. It's one of the first steps in introducing a modern data stack to our small nonprofit that ran completely off of spreadsheets less than 6 months ago.”
How to sign up for Fivetran’s Free Plan
First, sign up for a free trial. After 7 days, you’ll get a usage estimate. If this is below 500,000 MAR, then you’re welcome to select our Free Plan without entering a credit card.
After you exceed the 500,000 MAR limit, you can upgrade to a paid plan to continue using Fivetran. We will also provide a one-month grace period to support this upgrade, so you have ample time to make a decision and won’t see any surprise bills.
What’s more? 11 percent price reduction for PAYG customers
All new and current pay-as-you-go customers will access new, lower pricing starting February 1st. Current annual contract customers will see no change to their pricing or renewal contracts.
With 11 percent savings, we hope our monthly, pay-as-you-go customers can feel a little budget relief (and possibly less heat from your CFO!). But most importantly, as new data problems come your way, we hope this removes financial barriers from connecting new sources or tables that are important to the growth of your business. As we all face challenging economic conditions together, having reliable data and insights is more important than ever.
Standing strong in our core value: Doing the right thing
We remain committed to our mission: To make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. Our priority is to support customers of all sizes who are betting projects, careers and businesses on Fivetran. We hope with free usage and lower prices, this means you can automate more with less, so you can surface more insights and gain back more time — all on a budget.