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This Service Level Agreement ("SLA") delineates the service levels for Weaviate's vector database services, including the Standard and Enterprise tiers valid during the term of the Agreement. The infrastructure of the services is designed for Normal Use, and the Availability is applicable solely for Normal Use of the services. Any usage beyond Normal Use may lead to a degradation of service quality and availability. Issues accessing the service due to application errors (like misuse, misconfiguration, etc.) are excluded from Availability calculations and are not considered downtime as these are the responsibility of the Customer.

Normal Use

Normal Use refers to the utilization of the service within the parameters outlined in our official documentation. The specifics of these parameters, including any limitations or restrictions, are detailed in the documentation available to all customers. In instances where a customer wishes to operate outside of these parameters, arrangements can be discussed and agreed upon in writing between the parties. For further details, please refer to our documentation.

Definitions and Calculations


Availability signifies that the services are functional and accessible to the Customer. The details for each parameter are as follows:

ParameterStandardProfessionalBusiness Critical
Availability per Quarter99.5%99.9%99.9%

Exclusions from the calculation of Availability include planned maintenance windows, maintenance requested by the Customer, and all downtime resulting from interruptions by third parties or other factors beyond Weaviate's control.


Non-Availability refers to periods where the service level indicators are not consistently achieved as defined below. The formal commencement of non-availability begins from the time the monitoring systems indicate such status or when the Customer notifies Weaviate at This period concludes when Weaviate confirms the restoration of availability either through an email to the customer or an update on the relevant status page.

Service Level Indicators (SLIs)

The performance of the services is measured in regular intervals with the service receiving a status of Non-Availability if the SLI tests fail to achieve the expected result in three consecutive tests.

SLI Tests

Test #SLI TestHow to testExpected ResultTest interval
1Data IngestA new object is added via API to a Weaviate schemaA response of less than 1000 ms with a HTTP status code of 200Every (3) minutes
2Data QueryThe Weaviate API is queried for an existing objectA response of less than 1000 ms with a HTTP status code of 200Every (3) minutes

Reaction Time

Upon becoming aware of a Non-Availability status, Weaviate will immediately address the issue and strive to initiate remediation efforts.

Planned Maintenance Windows

Planned maintenance windows are periods during which the availability of the services may be impacted due to scheduled maintenance activities. These windows are notified at least one week in advance to the Customer via email. Maintenance necessary to maintain operational safety due to unpredictable external circumstances may be carried out outside of these windows with immediate notification to the Customer.

Backup Policy

Weaviate employs different backup policies for each tier:

  • Standard Tier: Daily full backup stored in the same region for 7 days.
  • Professional Tier: Daily full backup stored in another region for 30 days.
  • Business Critical Tier: Daily full backup stored in another region for 30 days.


Weaviate offers different monitoring solutions for each tier:

  • Standard Tier: Public Status Page.
  • Professional Tier: Dedicated Status Page.
  • Business Critical Tier: Dedicated Status Page.

Service Credits

In the event that the availability of the services as described herein is not met, Customer shall have the right to claim service credits according to the table below:

Service Level TargetsStandard TierProfessional TierBusiness Critical Tier
99.9% or moreNo service creditsNo service creditsNo service credits
Less than 99.9% but more than 99.5%No service credits5% service credit5% service credit
Less than 99.5% but more than 99%5% service credit10% service credit10% service credit
Less than 99% but more than 98.5%10% service credit20% service credit20% service credit
Less than 98.5% but more than 98%20% service credit30% service credit30% service credit
Below 98%30% service credit30% service credit30% service credit

Service credits are calculated as a percentage of the monthly fees paid by the Customer and will be applied against future payments of fees due from the Customer. To receive service credits, the Customer must notify Weaviate by email ( within 30 days from the time the availability of the services was not met.