A trial filter generates 200 interactions. I am billed for 70,000 tweets. How does the licencing work?


#1

A trial filter generates 200 interactions. I’m billed for 70,000 tweets. How does the licencing work?


#2

My mistake - I was editing the filter definition with the “play” button set and mistakenly cleared the definition and got a short burst of the whole pipe.


#3

Our billing model is defined on our Understanding Billing page.

You do need to be careful not to write filters like "twitter.text exists" or "twitter.user.followers_count > 1", as these will return the whole Firehose until you hit your Twitter rate limit / as long as your connection can keep up with the massive throughput.

When testing streams, I would recommend taking a look at the interaction.sample target. This allows you to reduce the throughput of a stream, thus reducing how much you are charged in license costs for that stream.