Updated on 2024-03-14 GMT+08:00

Pricing Details

GaussDB(DWS) supports the , discount package, and pay-per-use billing modes. The total price of a GaussDB(DWS) cluster will be automatically calculated so that you can purchase a cluster with just a few clicks.

Billable Items

To use Huawei Cloud GaussDB(DWS), you only need to pay for the data warehouse node flavor you choose and corresponding resources you use. For more GaussDB(DWS) pricing details, see the GaussDB(DWS) pricing details. You can use the price calculator of GaussDB(DWS) to quickly obtain an estimated price of a cluster with the flavor you choose.

Table 1 GaussDB(DWS) billable items



Data warehouse node

You pay for the node flavor you choose. To learn more, see the GaussDB(DWS) pricing details. The following billing modes are available for node flavors:

  • Pay per use (hourly)
  • Discount package

For details about the preceding billing modes, see Billing Modes.

Snapshot storage space

GaussDB(DWS) provides some free-of-charge storage space for you to store the snapshot data. However, if you use more space than the free-of-charge storage space, the exceeded part is charged according to OBS billing rules. For details, see the OBS pricing details.

The free-of-charge space is the same as the size of the total storage space of your cluster. (Free-of-charge space = Storage space of a single node x Number of nodes)

Standard data warehouse storage

You can customize the storage type and capacity used by the cluster. The storage resources are charged separately. To learn more, see the GaussDB(DWS) pricing details.

(Optional) EIP and bandwidth

  • Bind an EIP to a GaussDB(DWS) cluster. The EIP is billed as per VPC EIP pricing rules. For details, see EIP Pricing Details.
  • You are not billed for the traffic generated by the GaussDB(DWS) cluster on the Huawei Cloud internal network.

(Optional) Database encryption key (DEK)

If the Encrypt DataStore function is enabled when you create a GaussDB(DWS) cluster, keys of Key Management Service (KMS) are required to encrypt and decrypt the database. The keys are billed as per DEW billing rules. For details, see the DEW pricing details.

Billing Modes

GaussDB(DWS) provides two billing modes: discount packages, and pay per use. The longer you use, the less you pay.

  • Pay per use (hourly): In this billing mode, you can enable or disable GaussDB(DWS) as you like. You are billed by your use duration on an hourly basis (the time is accurate to minutes) and the system generates a bill every natural hour and deducts fees from your account balance. This mode is applicable to preliminary operational testing and proof of concept, and to short-term use.
  • Discount package: A discount package allows you to pay for data warehouse nodes by month or year in advance. This option offers substantial savings compared to pay-per-use billing and is ideal for customers with long-term data warehouse node usage plans.

Changing Configurations

  • Flavors: GaussDB(DWS) provides multiple node flavors. After a cluster is created, you can scale it out by adding nodes.For details, see Scaling Out Clusters.


GaussDB(DWS) supports the yearly/monthly, pay-per-use, and discount subscription billing modes. In the yearly/monthly mode, you make a one-off payment when purchasing GaussDB(DWS), and no extra fees will be incurred while you use GaussDB(DWS). GaussDB(DWS) is available as long as your account balance is sufficient. In pay-per-use billing, fees are deducted every hour. If the balance is insufficient, your account will be in arrears. Otherwise, your resources will be given a retention period. During this period, data will be retained, but clusters will be stopped.

The retention period depends on your level.

To renew your package, visit Renewals.


  • In yearly/monthly mode, if your account is not topped up or the resource package is not renewed before the retention period expires, the instance will become unavailable and data stored in the instance will be deleted and cannot be recovered.
  • Expiration does not apply to pay-per-use clusters.


If your account is in arrears, you can view the arrears details. To prevent related resources from being stopped or released, top up your account in time. In pay-per-use mode, cluster fees are deducted every hour. If your account balance is insufficient to pay for the expense incurred in the last hour, your account will be in arrears. If the clusters are renewed within the retention period, they will be available and charged from the original expiration date.

If your account is in arrears, your resources will be frozen. Operations such as cluster deletion, restart, and DAS login will be restricted. These restrictions will be removed after you top up your account.