Apsara PolarDB provides subscription storage packages to help you reduce storage costs.

Background information

You do not need to manually configure the storage space for Apsara PolarDB. The storage space is automatically changed based on the amount of the stored data. You only need to pay for the storage space that you use. We recommend that you purchase Apsara PolarDB storage packages if you need to store large amounts of data. Compared with the pay-as-you-go billing method, subscription storage packages are more cost-effective. Larger discounts are provided for the storage packages that provide higher storage capacities.

Storage space pricing

For more information about the storage space pricing, see Storage pricing.

Price comparison between subscription storage packages and the pay-as-you-go billing method

The following table compares the prices of monthly storage packages and the pay-as-you-go billing method. The storage packages that provide higher storage capacities are more cost-effective.

Storage capacity (GB) Mainland China Outside Mainland China
Pay-as-you-go (USD/month) Storage package (USD/month) Pay-as-you-go (USD/month) Storage package (USD/month)
50 28 28 31 31
100 56 55 62 61
200 112 109 124 121
300 168 163 186 182
500 280 271 310 302
1,000 560 490 620 550
2,000 1,120 980 1,240 1,090
3,000 1,680 1,210 1,860 1,340
5,000 2,800 2,020 3,100 2,230
10,000 5,600 3,260 6,200 3,630
20,000 11,200 6,510 12,400 7,250
30,000 16,800 9,760 18,600 10,870
50,000 28,000 14,860 31,000 16,550
100,000 56,000 29,720 62,000 33,110

Considerations

  • You can purchase only one storage package of each type. The storage packages are divided into two types: storage packages for the regions in Mainland China and storage packages for the regions outside Mainland China.
  • A storage package can be used by all the clusters in the regions that are specified by the package type.
Note For more information about storage packages, see FAQ.

Purchase a storage package

  1. Log on to the PolarDB console.
  2. On the top of the page, select the region where the target cluster is located.
  3. On the upper-left corner of the page, click Create Cluster.
  4. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud console, and go to the purchase page for Apsara PolarDB storage packages.
  5. Click Storage Package tab and specify the following parameters.
    购买存储包
    Parameter Description
    Package Type
    • Mainland China: The storage package can be used by the Apsara PolarDB clusters that are deployed in the regions in Mainland China.
    • Outside Mainland China: The storage package can be used by the Apsara PolarDB clusters that are deployed in the regions outside Mainland China, including China (Hong Kong).
    Package Specification The storage capacity that is provided by the storage package.
    Purchase Plan The validity period of the storage package.
  6. Click Buy Now.
  7. Read and agree to the service agreement. To agree to the service agreement, select the corresponding check box. Then, click Pay to complete the payment.

View the database storage usage

  1. Log on to the PolarDB console.
  2. On the top of the page, select the region where the target cluster is located.
  3. Find the target cluster and click the cluster ID to go to the Overview page.
  4. On the page, check the value of the Database Storage Usage field in the Billing Information section.
    Database storage usage

FAQ

  • Question: Are storage packages bound to clusters for sale?

    Answer: No, storage packages are not bound to clusters for sale. You must purchase storage packages separately. The storage space that is used by the clusters in the corresponding regions is automatically deducted from the storage package.

  • Question: Can a storage package be used by multiple clusters?

    Answer: Yes, a storage package can be used by multiple clusters. A storage package can be used by all the clusters in the regions that are specified by the Package Type parameter. The values of the parameter are Mainland China and Outside Mainland China.

  • Question: Can a storage package be shared by the clusters that use different engines?

    Answer: Yes, a storage package can be shared by the clusters that use different engines. A storage package can be shared by PolarDB for MySQL, PolarDB for PostgreSQL, and PolarDB-O clusters.

  • Question: How does the storage space that exceeds the storage capacity of my storage package incur fees?

    Answer: The storage space that exceeds the storage capacity of your storage package incurs fees based on the pay-as-you-go billing method. For more information, see Storage pricing.