What is a Record?
A record is a schemaless object that contains data to be searched. It can contain an unlimited number of attributes (e.g. title of the object, description, category, price, popularity). To estimate the number of billable records, multiply the number of database records that you will upload by the number of different ranking strategies (sorting orders) you want to expose. Algolia pre-stores one object per ranking configuration in order to avoid expensive query-time sorting. To explain this with an example—if you have 10,000 database records uploaded with 3 different ways to sort, you'll have 30,000 billable records total.