Each Bunker comes with its own daily allowance of query credits.
Query credits allow you to query datasets. You will be given a daily usage allowance of 2000 query credits per Bunker, regardless of the size of the Bunker.
Each time a query references your dataset, it uses one credit from your Bunker's query credit allowance. These query credits are then used up, but the number available will reset at the start of every day. If you exceed the fair use limit of 2000 queries per day, we may impose technical constraints on your account to limit the consumption of resources.
A query credit may be consumed for each distinct question asked of a dataset. For example, an IQL query involving two datasets (A and B) with the WHERE clause and filters shown below would require four independent queries (for age, income, gender and maritalStatus) across the two datasets.
WHERE (A.age > 25 AND B.income = 30K)
OR (A.gender = 'Male' AND B.maritalStatus = 'Single')
- to allow the other user to use credits directly from your allowance, or
- to transfer a fixed part of your allowance to them. Of course, you may wish to charge the other user for this - in effect reselling part of your allowance.
If you choose to allow the other user to use credits from your allowance, remember that if they use up your allowance, then you will not be able to run queries yourself. In contrast, if you transfer a fixed part of your allowance, then the rest of your allowance remains "protected" and available to you.