How is Parabola different than Zapier?

Zapier is great for moving small bits of data from one place to another when a triggering event occurs. Parabola focuses on what happens during transit, allowing you to create custom flows that reformat, group, filter, or enrich your data while it moves from place to place.

Parabola works with a batch model, so rather than moving a single row when an event occurs, Parabola can move up to millions of rows at a time, on a schedule. While Zapier’s functionality is limited to pieces of the data set, Parabola supports table-based operations like aggregation, growth rates, and math. Zapier and Parabola can work well together, playing off of each other’s strengths to create robust data solutions.

Hey Andrew!

Great explanation of the differences between Parabola & Zapier - I think the two together can be very very powerful.

What’s the max number of rows I can have in a parabola flow? You mentioned a million rows at a time - is that the max?

Thanks
Varun

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Thanks @Varun_Goel! Agree that the combo of Zapier and Parabola together is really powerful.

The max number of rows is 5M. I wrote up some more about Parabola’s limits here:

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Thank you so much for that info it really helps!!

How does pricing work when you exceed 50k rows ?

How many credits does it take to run flows which have 100k, 500k, 1million, 5million rows ?

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Absolutely, glad to hear it @Varun_Goel! All flows with max rows ≥ 50K consume 16 credits.

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