- Why do I see a sharp increase in my MAR after my 14-day free account trial period?
- Why do I observe an increase in my MAR usage on the first day of the month?
- What is the cause of the spike in MAR on the first paid day of a new connector?
Our free account trial period and new connector free use period provide you a free usage period to assess Fivetran features and connectors. You don’t get free unique primary keys for the period. The initial sync and any rows you sync in the first 14 days are free.
When the free usage period ends, any new, changed, or deleted rows you sync as distinct primary keys count towards your paid MAR for the month. If the rows you synced during the free period don’t change, we don’t count the rows as active rows. We only count the rows that you add, change, or delete.
For example, let us assume the following,
- Day 1: You are trialing Fivetran. One of the connectors syncs two primary keys,
pk_2, to the destination. We count both the rows as free MAR.
- Day 2: You upgrade your trial account to a paid one. The connector syncs another primary key,
pk_3. We count this row as paid MAR.
- Day 3: You update one of the primary keys,
pk_1. We now count this row as paid MAR. As you didn’t update
pk_2, we still count the row as free MAR.
Once the free account trial period ends, most of your active rows count towards MAR since it is the first active instance of the primary keys. You will see a one-time spike in your MAR on the first day of the paid usage because we count all the distinct primary keys you sync.
We reset the count of your active rows at the end of a month. All rows go back to being inactive, and everything starts over again. Almost every row of data written to the destination becomes active on the first day of the month. You will observe an increase in your MAR usage on the first day of each month.
After the new connector’s free use period, you will observe a similar increase in paid MAR of the connector.