An allowance is a pre-paid capability to create a dataset.

A user is allocated an allowance when they purchase a tier, and are based on:
  • the number of simultaneous datasets
  • the total number of rows
  • the total number of query credits

Datasets and rows are renewable resources. For example, you may purchase a tier with 10 simultaneous datasets. When you create a dataset, this figure will go down to 9, and will go back up to 10 when the dataset is deleted. The number of rows available works in the same way. 

Query credits are a little different. When you run a query that references a dataset in your allowance, it will use the query credits available. These query credits are then used up, but the number available will reset at the start of every month or when you run out. 

You can share part or all of their allowance with others. This can result in having multiple allowances. In this case, when you create a dataset, you can select which allowance to use.