I have been using Mixpanel, but it's becoming so expensive. My (brazilian) startup has about 1M users with ~8M pageviews/month (just to have a high level idea). The problem is that I'm generating so many datapoints that I'm paying more then $1,500/month, even after removing a lot of events just to save money. But I still need to track more events so I can extract ideas to solve my problems. Is it normal to spend so much (at this stage) on data analytics? Or should I switch to something else?
What are your thoughts on an open source solution like this: https://github.com/paulasmuth/fnordmetric
So far, what I'm going to do is to calculate what is cheaper: hire a part time engineer to build and maintain an internal data analytics system or continue using Mixpanel.