17 Sep 2018

Is there a size limit for my index/records?

Yes, records are not expected to go beyond a certain size limit of minified JSON: 10KB for free accounts, 20kb for Essential and Plus, and custom for Business and Enterprise. You’ll get the Record is too big error if you try to index a record bigger than the limit.

If you need to search for bigger objects, please contact us at enterprise@algolia.com and we can increase your limit but the best way is to structure your data differently.

There are three reasons for this limit:

  1. It increases latency: big objects with a lot of unnecessary information take a long time to be uploaded/downloaded
  2. In most cases, having bigger objects is a sign that you’re not using Algolia at its full capacity:
  3. The pricing for Essential and Plus is based on your number of records.