We're excited to announce simpler, more predictable pricing for Skylight. Most of our customers have already been migrated to the new pricing, having shifted over the last month or so, and the responses have been overwhelmingly positive.
TL;DR: Our old pricing wasn't amazing, and our new pricing is much better :)
Pricing is now based on the total number of requests handled by your Rails app. This number is much easier to both reason about and predict than peak RPM, our previous measure.
Skylight is free up to the first 100,000 requests. After that, pricing starts at $20 per million requests handled.
Since I'm the person who manages our books, I'll say this next part with one eye closed: new pricing lowers the monthly cost for 45% of our current customers (based on a statistically sound sample). A number of the customers in that window are also our biggest customers. It's a temporary hit on the bottom line, but one that we think will make Skylight a better option for those of you who aren't customers yet.
We want Skylight to be affordable from the smallest hobby app to the largest enterprise apps run by our mutual corporate overlords. Hence, new pricing is tiered, with discounts for higher-volume apps that kick in automatically.
Skylight simply picks the tier that will get you the best price. If your usage goes up one month, you'll get the discounted price without having to think about it. And if your usage goes down, you'll only pay for what you actually use.
We're incredibly excited about what the future holds. Sign up for a free 30-day trial at skylight.io—and see for yourself :)