Metering Cloud

A drop-in, purpose-built
Usage Tracking Metering Data Infrastructure
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Real-time Usage Patterns, Product Qualified Leads (PQLs), and actionable insights
Meter and Track any product, system, artifact, or resouruce.
APIs, Cloud Infrastructure, Platform, System, IOT, Applications, and more...

How it works

Amberflo Metering How It Works
Send Usage Meters...we take care of the rest.
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Define
Meters
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Ingest
Meter Events
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Automatic Usage
Aggregation & Insights

Features

Real-time Usage Metering

Ingest, transform, and aggregate meter events in real time. Simply use our rich SDKs or any one of our meter events integration points (S3, CloudWatch, etc.) with a flexible schema that enables usage instrumenting any type of resource. We ensure accuracy, high availability, and cost-effectiveness. The Amberflo platform is highly scalable, and built to support massive throughput with low latency. See more information on our SDKs here.

Amberflo Metering Cloud is a fully-managed service in the cloud that combines the functions of a time-series database, relational database, data warehouse, ingestion infrastructure, data transformation, data deduplication logic, idempotency, and data analytics - all performed as an integrated pipeline operating in realtime end-to-end. 

Amberflo Metering Cloud is a true platform-oriented service, delivered on a pay-as-you-go basis with no upfront charge and a generous free-tier. It is fully accessible for self-service with no feature gating or user restrictions.

Accurate by Design

Amberflo Metering Cloud was built from the ground up to guarantee accuracy. We accomplish this by implementing idempotency and data deduplication as key building blocks of the ingestion and processing pipeline. We guarantee and provide a full audit trail to demonstrate that each record is processed once, and once only.

Make your metering data the single source of truth for the usage and consumption of your product. Bill customers and make strategic product decisions based on metering data infrastructure from Amberflo with complete confidence and security that the information is correct and complete at all times.

Data Aggregation - for any use case

Meter anything, ranging from API calls, cloud infrastructure resources, IoT systems, platforms, B2B and B2C SaaS application usage, and anything else that can be classified and tracked as an event with a date-time stamp. See how businesses of all types and sizesare succeeding with usage-based pricing here.

Amberflo Metering Cloud provides a flexible Meter Event data structure which allows you to define any type of meter and customize the aggregation logic to meet any use case. Define meters to sum all usage over a time period; to track a unique count based on some dimension like a an IP address or user login; to calculate the maximum value received over a given time interval; to track a running total that can be incremented or decremented through a given period; or to track the length of time a defined event occurs.

Events can further be customized (enriched with custom metadata) by adding custom dimension attributes - key-value pairs; that can be used to further aggregate and segment usage data and build flexible pricing levers for billing.

Developer-First Platform

Amberflo Metering Cloud is the first truly developer-friendly platform that is fully-controllable via APIs to offer engineers fine-grained control of all aspects of metering, pricing, and billing. To streamline onboarding and meter ingestion we offer pre-built SDKs for Python, Java, Typescript, and Go, with support for additional languages being released periodically. Contact us if you have a specific ask.

We allow users to build, manage, and maintain all functions of Amberflo platform via code or through the platform Console. See our code samples and Postman collections in Documentation for a view into orchestration of meters and pricing plans.

SDKs
Integrations

Amberflo is built to be an extensible, developer-first system. As the single source of truth and system of record for usage and consumption, this data needs to be visible and actionable to stakeholders across sales, customer success and product teams.

We have native integrations with billing, tax, and CRM solutions to allow for further process automation (such as allowing a salesperson to create a promotion in Amberflo from within their CRM) and integration of Amberflo with existing workflows. We offer single sign on (SSO) capabilities to simply login and identity management in a complex enterprise environment.

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Decoupled from Pricing and Billing

Amberflo Metering Cloud is a managed service that scales and operates independently, yet is integrated with Amberflo Billing Cloud. This aligns with the strategy we evangelize to customers: deploy metering independent of billing, with metering put in place first to inform the development of usage-based pricing plans, and to support downstream applications across finance and accounting, customer experience (sales, marketing, and service), and product development. Read more on optimal metering strategy here.

Empower engineers, DevOps, and technical teams to operate the metering service independently from pricing and billing. Keep your engineering resources focused on product development and differentiation and free up resources dedicated to testing and implementing pricing changes.

Decoupled from Billing
Real-time Usage Analytics

Amberflo provides a rich set of real-time usage analytics capabilities. Create, save, and share customizable reports to all stakeholders. Pivot data and build complex queries using any combination of meter name, customer name, or any other custom dimension you define. You can show data based on a custom date range and aggregation interval (daily, weekly, or monthly), and all data can be shown in either a Table or Graph view.

Amberflo is the system of record for all usage and consumption, and users can query this data to uncover insights such as customer usage profiles and segments, along with product and feature adoption metrics. See compute consumed by cloud region over the last month, or the average number of unique users to call a particular API each week. Amberflo gives you the freedom to uncover exactly what was consumed (and in what quantity), by whom, at what time.

Amberflo does not price on a per-seat or per-report basis, so these visualizations can be created and shared across your organization as-needed for no additional cost.

Actionable Signals and Usage Alerts

Be alerted to changes in usage in real time with customizable signals and notifications. These signals can be delivered as emails, configured to arrive as Slack or Discord notifications, or sent via webhook to third-party applications for downstream processing.

Signals are fully customizable in their trigger rules and scope; create signals for specific customers or product items (such as when a customer’s invoice amount reaches X dollars or when their consumption of a particular product item crosses a defined threshold), or more general alerts across the entire user base (such as when the 1,000,000th API call is made to a particular endpoint within an hour). Read more on our detailed breakdown of signal capabilities and best practices here.

Proactively formulate customer engagement sales plans to drive product adoption and customer satisfaction based on real-time insights into usage and costs. Operationalize data-driven Product-Led Growth (PLG) and other modern sales motions with real-time awareness to customer usage and adoption trends.

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Usage Predictability

Put your customers at ease by giving them real-time visibility into their usage and spend with our Cloud Customer Usage and Billing Portal.

Expose usage and billing data to your customers via a web application that is fully customizable to your specifications, privacy requirements, and corporate branding. Enable customers to create their own custom defined signals based on specific changes to their own usage and costs, and receive real-time alerts and notifications. Track and visualize historical usage to allow customers to forecast demand and eliminate billing surprises. Read more about our Customer Usage and Billing Portal here.

Usage Predictability

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