Is your current pricing model for function invocations viable?

Currently I spend a big amount of money every month running Azure Functions alongside my applications that have their frontend running in Netlify.

But why do I not use the Functions that are supported in Netlify? I don’t need any features that are unavailable. And now you even have background functions with support for generating a PDF and sending an email. You apparently cover 99% of all thinkable needs with your functions. Yet I don’t dare to use them.

Currently I spend maybe $400 per month on computing resources to run my Azure Functions. That is far more than I pay to Netlify. What happens if I move my computing needs to Netlify and maybe I am more successful and my consumption goes up and up and up. Will I start costing you more money than you earn on me? What will happen then?

Will you increase the price and by then I am unable to migrate back to Azure. That’s what I worry about.

I am asking if your current pricing model is viable. You offer 125k invocations per site/month and then another $25 and I guess that is for another 125k invocations? Can you somehow guarantee that you will not raise the price beyond those ballpark figures? Do you have a “fair use” clause somewhere that I risk hitting and then all my work on Netlify Functions is wasted?

Hi there,

Our pricing can change, yes. I cannot promise it won’t. I can suggest that you make a judgment call for your business:

“Netlify’s pricing is good enough to justify the effort I’ll spend migrating based on what I’ll save and is good enough to potentially justify retargeting another service if pricing changes in the future.”

I understand the math may work out to “$400 is cheaper than $theycantpromiseanything” which is a judgment call you’ll have to make for yourself. Nothing we do should make you “unable to migrate back to Azure” - we aren’t about vendor lock-in here :slight_smile:

However, the current pricing does not match what you describe.

…shows how much extra usage packages cost - the $25 unlocks 2 MILLION invocations, and each additional $19 after that unlocks 500 thousand.