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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2021

Pricing of AIRec

The price of an Artificial Intelligence Recommendation (AIRec) instance is determined by the queries per second (QPS) of recommendation requests, the number of users, and the number of items. AIRec supports only the subscription billing method.

1. Number of users and items

Note: Both the quotas belong to storage quotas.

The number of users is the number of users that are stored in the user table. AIRec calculates the number of users who perform operations, such as browse, click, or add likes, on recommendation results. The billing unit of the number of users is one million. Each one million users are charged USD 80 per month.

The number of items is the number of items that are stored in the item table. The number of items indicates the amount of recommendation content that users can access. The recommendation content includes commodities in the e-commerce industry, blogs in the content industry, and news in the news industry. The billing unit of the number of items is one million. Each one million items are charged USD 50 per month.

2. QPS

The recommendation request QPS is the number of recommendation requests that can be sent to AIRec per second. A recommendation request is identified by a unique user ID and the scene that the user wants to request. You are charged for each QPS that is processed.

QPS segmented charging rules are as follows:

When the service is deployed in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen:

Segmented QPS

Pricing:N USD/month

[10,30]

200

[40,60]

150

[70-90]

100

[100,500]

80

When the service is deployed in Singapore:

Segmented QPS

Pricing:N USD/month

[10,30]

325

[40,60]

250

[70-90]

200

[100,500]

150

For example:

If you purchase a standard version instance in Singapore with a configuration of 80QPS, 1 million users, and 1 million items, the monthly price is USD 21,380.

Evaluation of QPS

If you have 100 thousand daily active users (DAU), you may need 10 QPS. You can use this value to determine the QPS quota that you need. If you cannot determine the QPS quota that you need, submit a ticket to Alibaba Cloud AIRec technical support engineers for assistance.

Cost reduction in the test phase:

You can purchase an AIRec instance of the Junior Edition to perform a test. An AIRec instance of the Junior Edition supports only one type of specifications: one million users, one million items, and two QPS. If you want to use your AIRec instance of the Junior Edition to provide services, you can upgrade the instance to the Standard Edition. If your data is prepared, we recommend that you directly use an AIRec instance of the Standard Edition.

Note:

When the service is deployed in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen, the price of the entry version instance is 330USD/month;

When the service is deployed in Singapore, the additional instance of the entry version is 590USD/month.