Updated on 2024-02-07 GMT+08:00


GeminiDB allows you to pay only for what you use. There are no minimum fee requirements.

Billing Items

You are billed based on specifications and storage space of your instance. The total cost of an instance is the price of the instance specifications plus the cost of storage.

Table 1 Billing item description



DB instance

  • The instance specifications that you select.
  • The yearly/monthly or pay-per-use (hourly) billing mode.

Database storage

The amount of storage that you select.

(Optional) Backup storage

The backup data of GeminiDB instances is stored on OBS. After you purchase an instance, GeminiDB will provide additional backup storage of the same size as the storage space you purchased. For example, if you purchase an instance with 100 GB of storage space, you will obtain additional 100 GB of backup space free of charge. If your backup data exceeds 100 GB, the backup storage consumed in excess will be charged according to OBS billing rules.

Public network traffic

GeminiDB is public accessible, and you are charged for the generated public network traffic, but not for private network traffic.

Billing Mode

GeminiDB provides two billing modes: pay-per-use and yearly/monthly. You can change the billing mode from pay-per-use to yearly/monthly or vice versa.

  • Yearly/Monthly: This billing option offers a larger discount than pay-per-use and is recommended for users who can predict long-term resource usage.
  • Pay-per-use (hourly): You pay only for the resources you actually use. Pricing is listed on a per-hour basis, but your actual bill is calculated down to the second.

Modifying Instance Configurations

  • You can change specifications of an instance based on service requirements. After the change, you will be billed based on the new specifications.
  • You can scale up storage space based on service requirements. After the scaling, you will be billed based on the new storage space. Storage space can only be scaled up. The minimum increment is 1 GB.