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Algolia sets some upper limits to its services to ensure stability and performance for all users.

The following values apply to all Algolia pricing plans, with certain exceptions for pay as you go plans. For more information, contact the Algolia support team.

* Committed subscribers or as otherwise provided in your “Service Order”.

Application, Record, and Index limits

Limit Value
Application size *

100 GB (or 1 GB for the Build plan)

Index size *

100 GB (or 1 GB for the Build plan)

Indexing operations

Depends on your plan and usage.

Indexing rate

10,000 indexing operations per Unit (as applicable)

Indexing request body size

1 GB per batch

Number of Indices per Application

1,000 (Premium), 50 (Grow), or 10 (Build)

Number of custom character normalizations


Pending requests


Record size *

10 KB to 100 KB—based on your plan (10 KB maximum for the Build plan)

Search request body size

50 MB per request

Synonyms per Index

10,000 (or 1,000 for the Build plan)

Throttling limit

100 pending requests

Virtual replicas per Index


Filters, Facets, and Rules limits

Search user interface limits

Limit Value


Query Suggestions


Query size

512 bytes

Insights and analytics limits

Limit Value
Analytics API calls

100 API calls per minute per app

Tag size

100 characters

Tags processed per Index

1,750 unique tag combinations every 5 minutes

Top searches


Security limits

Limit Value
Number of API keys


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