Airtable Does not Scale Well

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4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Please correct me if I am wrong, but it appears to me that Airtable does not scale well at all with a maximum record limitation of just 100,000? Thus, it is not suitable for many businesses with a certain size.

What other software would you use in cases that you need to scale and more records?

I will still use Airtable personally and for certain things, but unfortunately I cannot use it business wide due to the limitations.

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This is true. I typically recommend that my clients move on from Airtable to a true enterprise-level database software such as FileMaker, which has none of the limitations of Airtable because it has absolutely no limitations at all. FileMaker is an actual enterprise-level database language that is low-code, very user-friendly, and has zero limits. I don’t do FileMaker development anymore, but if you need me to refer you to some top FileMaker developers, feel free to contact me through my website at

10 - Mercury
10 - Mercury

It’s not the craziest increase, but Airtable enterprise bases now have a maximum record count of 250k, up from 100k.

It went in around earlier this month.


Wow! Nobody told us about this record increase for enterprise! Thanks for pointing this out, @Ben.Young!