Updated at: 2022-04-22 GMT+08:00

Billing

Currently, GaussDB(for openGauss) supports pay-per-use and yearly/monthly billing.

Billing Items

You are billed for GaussDB(for openGauss) DB instances, database storage, and backup storage (optional).

Table 1 Billing items

Item

Billing Method

DB instance

Pay-per-use or yearly/monthly

Database storage

Pay-per-use or yearly/monthly

Backup storage (optional)

GaussDB(for openGauss) provides backup storage up to 100% of your provisioned database storage at no additional charge. If more backup storage is required, tiered pricing starts.

Public network traffic

GaussDB(for openGauss) DB instances are accessible from both private and public networks. Only the traffic from public networks is billed. Primary/standby instances cannot be accessible from public network.

For pricing details, see Product Pricing Details. You can use the price calculator to estimate the cost for your GaussDB(for openGauss) usage.

Billing Modes

GaussDB(for openGauss) provides the following two billing modes:

  • Yearly/Monthly: Provides a larger discount than pay-per-use billing and is recommended for long-term use.
  • Pay-per-use (hourly): Allows you to pay for only the resources you have used. Pricing is listed on a per-hour basis, but bills are calculated based on the actual usage duration.

Specification Changes

  • Changing GaussDB(for openGauss) DB instance specifications: You can change GaussDB(for openGauss) DB instance specifications as required. After the change, you are charged based on the new instance specifications.
  • Scaling up storage space: You can change the storage space as required. After scaling the storage space, you are charged based on the new storage space. Storage space can only be scaled up. The storage space must be a multiple of (Number of shards x 40 GB).

Renewing a DB Instance

Currently, GaussDB(for openGauss) supports pay-per-use and yearly/monthly billing. The DB instance specifications depend on your processing power and memory requirements.

  • Pay-per-use: Pricing is listed on a per-hour basis, but bills are calculated based on the actual usage duration. If your account balance is not paid in a timely manner, your account will be in arrears.
  • Yearly/monthly: An upfront payment is required when you purchase the service. No additional fees are incurred as you use the service.
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