Title: Predictions and Tips: Predictive and Dynamic Pricing will become the norm for SaaS-based services
Author: Mark Herring
Abstract: InfluxData CMO Mark Herring, in this VMblog article, addresses the issue of pricing for Saas-based services. He discusses why and how pay-per-use will become more precise in 2018. This shift in pricing is geared at solving the business problem of helping customers achieve maximum efficiency by “paying only for the resources they consume while allowing the service to achieve maximum utilization across the whole server farm.” Precision-based pricing models, Herring predicts, are about to witness a rapid increase—and in the context of an analytics approach to pricing—a Time Series Database (TSDB) is perfect for storing high-precision time-stamped data.