Calculate Blaze plan estimated costs
Use our pricing calculator to get an estimate for your costs on the Blaze plan. All unit costs are billed at the rate of the underlying Google Cloud Platform infrastructure.
Which products are paid? Which are free?
Firebase's paid infrastructure products are the Realtime Database, Firebase Storage, Hosting, and Test Lab. We offer a free tier for all of these products except Test Lab.
Firebase also has many free products: Analytics, App Indexing, Authentication, Dynamic Links, Cloud Messaging, Notifications, Invites, Crash Reporting, &, Remote Config. You can use an unlimited amount of these in all plans, including our free Spark Plan.
How do I know which plan is right for me?
Our Spark Plan is a great place to develop your app for free, whether a hobby project, or the next big start-up. You get all the free Firebase features (Analytics, Notifications, Crash Reporting, etc) and generous amounts of our paid infrastructure products. However, if you exceed your Spark Plan resources in a calendar month, your app will be shut off for the remainder of that month. In addition, Test Lab and Google Cloud Platform features are not available in the Spark tier.
Our Flame Plan is designed for early-stage startups and small production apps looking for a predictable, low price, but with more capacity than our free tier offers for the Realtime Database, Firebase Storage, or Hosting resources. Like the Spark Plan, neither Test Lab nor paid Google Cloud Platform features are available. Exceeding your plan resources in any month will cause your app to shut off for the remainder of that month.
Our Blaze plan is designed for large scale production apps, apps that cannot accept downtime for exceeding plan limits, or customers who want to use our Test Lab product. The Blaze Plan also allows you to extend your app with paid Google Cloud Platform features. You pay only for the resources you consume, allowing you to scale with demand, and always guaranteeing you the best price. We strive to make our Blaze Plan prices competitive with industry-leading Cloud providers.
What is a "simultaneous database connection"?
Firebase imposes hard limits on the number of connections to your app's database at the same time. These limits are in place to protect both Firebase and our users from abuse.
The free plan limit is 100, and cannot be raised. The Flame and Blaze Plans have an initial limit of 10,000 simultaneous database connections. This is to prevent abuse and can be raised by contacting Firebase support with 24 hours notice.
This limit isn't the same as the total number of users of your app, because your users don't all connect at once. We encourage you to monitor your peak simultaneous database connections and upgrade if needed.
We're working hard to remove the initial 10,000 simultaneous connection cap on the Flame and Blaze plans.
What if I exceed my Spark or Flame plan limits?
In order to provide you a predictable price, the resources available to you in Spark and Flame plans are capped. This means that when you exceed any plan limit in any month, your app will be turned off, to prevent any further resource usage and additional charges.
Usage is measured monthly, and if your app is disabled in a given month, it will be re-enabled automatically at the beginning of the following month.
We will attempt to notify you by e-mail as you approach your resource limits. Of course, this may not be possible if a sudden spike in usage occurs. In order to avoid caps altogether, upgrade to the Blaze plan, which has no fixed resource limits.
How does Firebase's Google Cloud Platform integration work?
Firebase is deeply integrated with Google Cloud Platform. Every Firebase project is also a Google Cloud project under the hood, meaning:
- Certain Firebase products are backed directly by Cloud, like Firebase Storage, which is backed by Google Cloud Storage. The list of Cloud-backed products will continue to grow over time.
- Many of your settings are shared between both services, including collaborators and billing information. All your Firebase and Cloud usage appears on the same bill.
In addition, when you upgrade to the Blaze plan, you can use any of Google Cloud Platform's world-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service and APIs directly inside your Firebase project, at standard prices. You can also export data from Firebase Analytics directly to BigQuery for analysis. LEARN MORE.
There are many security-enhancing, latency-improving, and time-saving benefits to using Google Cloud with Firebase (versus other, non-co-located Cloud services). Check out the Google Cloud Platform site for more details.
Can I upgrade, downgrade, and cancel at any time?
Yes, you can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel at any time. Note that we don't provide prorated refunds for downgrades or cancellations. This means that if you downgrade before the end of your billing period, you still pay for the remainder of the month.
What kind of support will I receive?
All Firebase apps, including free plans, come with e-mail support from Firebase staff during US Pacific business hours. Free customers are limited to five technical questions (troubleshooting) per year. All accounts include unlimited support for billing-related issues, account-related issues, and incident reports.
Can I limit or cap usage on the Blaze plan?
No, you cannot currently cap your Blaze plan usage. We are working on adding this feature.
What are daily private backups? Do you offer hourly backups?
Are Flame Plan fees prorated if I sign-up or downgrade mid-month?
Yes for upgrades and no for downgrades. If you sign up for the Flame plan mid-month, you will be charged only for the remainder of the month. However, if you downgrade mid-month, you'll be charged for the remainder of the month (this is to prevent abuse).
Do you offer open source, nonprofit, or educational discounts?
Our Spark and Flame plans can be used by any type of individual or organization, including non-profits, schools, and open source projects. Since these plans already include generous quotas, we don't offer any special discounts or plans for open source, non-profit, or educational products.
Do you offer Enterprise contracts/pricing/support, or dedicated infrastructure?
Our Blaze plan is suitable for Enterprises of all sizes, and our SLA meets or exceeds the industry standard for Cloud infrastructure. However, we do not currently offer Enterprise contracts, pricing, or support, nor do we offer dedicated infrastructure hosting (i.e. on-premise installations) for services like our Realtime Database. We are hard at work adding some of these features.
Do you offer ad hoc pricing? I only want pay as you go for one or two features.
We offer ad-hoc pricing in the Blaze plan, where you pay only for what you use. If you do not use any features except the ones you want, you will not be charged for them.
How do the paid Firebase plans work with AdWords? Are there free advertising credits with paid plans?
The Firebase pricing plans are separate from AdWords. As a Firebase developer, you are able to "link" your AdWords account to Firebase to support conversion tracking.
All ads campaigns are managed directly in AdWords, and AdWords billing is managed from the AdWords Console.