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Are there Rate Limits for Free Use Accounts RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've just started implementing the REST Locations API and am receiving 500 errors on about 30% of the requests.

    I've looked through the TOU and can't find any documentation on rate limits per second, only usage limits per day.

    An example of the calls:

    http://dev.virtualearth.net/REST/v1/Locations?q=washington+dc&key=APIKEY

    Are the 500 errors due to a Rate Limit or is the API having issues?

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 2:44 AM

Answers

  • Yes. In the terms of use it says this "you do not exceed 50,000 transactions of any type within any 24 hour period.". This works out to approximately 34 requests per minute. The 500 error you are seeing is due to the rate limiting. If you are encountering this in a production application then you will need to look into getting an Enterprise account.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, October 22, 2012 10:42 AM
  • The only way to increase the limit is to have it removed by upgrading to an Enterprise account. Contact maplic@microsoft.com for more details.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, November 5, 2012 5:00 PM

All replies

  • Yes. In the terms of use it says this "you do not exceed 50,000 transactions of any type within any 24 hour period.". This works out to approximately 34 requests per minute. The 500 error you are seeing is due to the rate limiting. If you are encountering this in a production application then you will need to look into getting an Enterprise account.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, October 22, 2012 10:42 AM
  • Can MS please explain the process for applying for a rate increase for Mobile projects?  Would we also need an Enterprise account or are Mobile projects handled differently?

    Monday, November 5, 2012 3:29 PM
  • The only way to increase the limit is to have it removed by upgrading to an Enterprise account. Contact maplic@microsoft.com for more details.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, November 5, 2012 5:00 PM