I am trying to build an OEM app and would like to know what will be the additional cost org have to pay if they reach their 10 GB storage limit.

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This is something you should talk to your (or your client's) Account Manager for, but...

From experience, let's just say that the cost is prohibitive. Salesforce doesn't really want customers using Sales/Service/Education/Health/etc clouds for general data storage. I don't recall any specific numbers, but a little digging turned up $125/mo for an extra 500MB.

Long story short, you'll want to look for other cloud data providers (Google, MS Azure, Amazon, etc...)

  • Thanks for the inside but data is data. It will grow with time. Jun 4, 2022 at 16:17
  • It's technically cheaper to buy user licenses and get the free storage that comes with it, lol.
    – sfdcfox
    Jun 4, 2022 at 16:22
  • Can we move that data to big objects? Is there any limit applied there? Jun 4, 2022 at 16:32
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    @itsaboutcode Your "data is data" comment doesn't make sense to me. I'm not saying that data X is different from data Y. I'm saying that Salesforce doesn't want to store your data. They need to offer some data storage, but they don't want to be a data warehouse. The data growth strategy on Salesforce is "use someone other than us to store your data".
    – Derek F
    Jun 4, 2022 at 16:54
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    @itsaboutcode It's still a highly available, managed service that's able to be heavily customized through code and non-code tools. Not needing to worry about the system architecture, the network, or maintaining the underlying software packages is a big plus for a lot of people. You can still store ~5 million records in those 10GB (each record counts as 2kB towards that limit, regardless of how much data they actually contain. Some things like Emails take more).
    – Derek F
    Jun 6, 2022 at 0:59

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