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Billing methods

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019

AnalyticDB for MySQL supports the following two billing methods:

Billing methodsDescription
  • Subscription is a prepayment method. You need to pay when creating a cluster.
  • For long-term requirements, subscription is more cost-effective than pay-as-you-go. The longer the subscription, the higher the discount.
  • Subscription clusters are automatically released when they expire. You do not need to manually release them. To cancel a subscription within the subscription period, you must pay the required service fees.
  • You cannot switch from subscription billing to pay-as-you-go billing.
  • Pay-as-you-go is a post payment method. You are billed by hour. The system generates a billing order every hour and deducts the corresponding amount from your account balance. The amount depends on the instance configuration at the time when the order is generated.
  • Pay-as-you-go is cost-effective for short-term requirements, such as testing, because the cluster can be released at any time to save cost. After the resource usage is stable, you can change the billing method from pay-as-you-go to subscription.


You pay for billing items that include compute resources and storage resources. Compute resources include CPU and memory, and storage resources refer to disk capacity.


RegionNode typeCPU and memoryNode groupStorage
SingaporeC44core 32GBUSD 460/monthUSD 0.6/GB/month
C88core 64GBUSD 900/monthUSD 0.6/GB/month
C2424core 96GBUSD 1,600/monthUSD 1/GB/month
TokyoC44core 32GBUSD 460/monthUSD 0.8/GB/month
C88core 64GBUSD 900/monthUSD 0.8/GB/month
C2424core 96GBUSD 1,600/monthUSD 1/GB/month


RegionNode typeCPU and memoryNode groupStorage
SingaporeC44core 32GBUSD 0.6/hourUSD 0.002/GB/hour
C88core 64GBUSD 1/hourUSD 0.002/GB/hour
C2424core 96GBUSD 3.6/hourUSD 0.002/GB/hour
TokyoC44core 32GBUSD 0.6/hourUSD 0.004/GB/hour
C88core 64GBUSD 1/hourUSD 0.004/GB/hour
C2424core 96GBUSD 3.6/hourUSD 0.002/GB/hour


  • Node group:A node group consists of three compute nodes. Take the C4 node groups as an example. Each of the node groups contains three “4core CPU and 32GB memory” units. For each node type shown in the preceding table, you can purchase a minimum of two node groups and a maximum of 128 node groups.

  • Storage resources:For a single node group, the maximum storage space you can purchase is 1 TB. If you need more storage space, please increase the number of node groups.

  • C4 is a learning node type. For this node type, you can purchase up to four node groups, and up to 200 GB for a single node group. If you want to use node groups in a production environment, please purchase C8 and C24 node groups.

  • If scale-out, scale-in or deletion occurs to a database cluster within a specific hour, you will be billed based on the maximum number of node groups in this hour.

  • If you want to purchase a long cycle and need a higher discount, please contact the sales service staff by opening a ticket.