This topic describes the regions where MaxCompute is available and MaxCompute connection methods. This topic also describes issues arising from use with other Alibaba Cloud services such as Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Tablestore, and Object Storage Service (OSS).

MaxCompute provides two types of endpoints:
  • MaxCompute endpoint: used to send all requests except for data upload and download requests to MaxCompute. For example, you can send a request to create a table, delete a function, or create a job.
  • MaxCompute Tunnel endpoint: used to upload data to and download data from MaxCompute. To upload and download data through MaxCompute Tunnel, you can initiate a request by using the MaxCompute Tunnel endpoint.
    Note
    • Downloading data through MaxCompute Tunnel is charged at different prices in different regions, depending on the specific deployment and network connection status of MaxCompute Tunnel.
    • If your Tunnel endpoint needs to connect over the internal network, you must configure an internal MaxCompute endpoint. Otherwise, traffic may be routed to the Internet and you may be charged for downloads over the Internet.

Connection methods and billing rules for data downloads

You can access MaxCompute and MaxCompute Tunnel by using the following connection methods:
  • Internet
  • Alibaba Cloud classic network
  • Alibaba Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Note You only need to specify a network when you want to connect to a project. You do not need to specify a network when you create a project.

Data uploads

Uploading data through MaxCompute Tunnel is free of charge, as shown in the preceding figure.

Data downloads

When you download data from MaxCompute to ECS instances in any region through MaxCompute Tunnel, the billing rules depend on whether the source and destination are in the same region:
  • If the source and destination are in the same region, downloading data through MaxCompute Tunnel is free of charge over both the classic network and VPC.
  • If the source and destination are not in the same region or cannot connect in the same region, data is downloaded through MaxCompute Tunnel over the Internet. You are charged for data downloads over the Internet.
    Note The deployment and network connection status of MaxCompute Tunnel may vary with regions. Therefore, we cannot guarantee permanent connectivity for MaxCompute Tunnel if you select the Alibaba Cloud classic network or VPC.

Connectivity configurations for accessing external tables

MaxCompute 2.0 supports reading and writing OSS data and Tablestore data. For more information, see Access OSS unstructured data and Access Tablestore unstructured data.

Note the following points when you configure network connectivity:
  • If MaxCompute is in the same region as Tablestore or OSS, we recommend that you select the Alibaba Cloud classic network or VPC connection method. You can also select the Internet connection method.
  • If MaxCompute is not in the same region as Tablestore or OSS, we recommend that you select the Internet connection method. If you select the Alibaba Cloud classic network or VPC connection method, we do not guarantee network connectivity.

Regions where MaxCompute is available and corresponding endpoints

MaxCompute is available in regions both inside and outside mainland China. You can apply for MaxCompute in a desired region. Your data storage and computing resources are consumed in this region.
Note Both HTTP and HTTPS are supported in endpoints (aliyun). If you need to encrypt your requests, use HTTPS.
  • Regions and endpoints for the Internet connection method
    Region City MaxCompute available or not Public endpoint Public Tunnel endpoint
    China (Hangzhou) Hangzhou Available http://service.cn-hangzhou.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.cn-hangzhou.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    China (Shanghai) Shanghai Available http://service.cn-shanghai.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.cn-shanghai.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    China East 2 Finance Shanghai Available http://service.odps-cn-shanghai-finance-1f.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.odps-cn-shanghai-finance-1f.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    China (Beijing) Beijing Available http://service.cn-beijing.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.cn-beijing.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    China (Zhangjiakou) Zhangjiakou Available http://service.cn-zhangjiakou.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.cn-zhangjiakou.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    China (Shenzhen) Shenzhen Available http://service.cn-shenzhen.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.cn-shenzhen.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    China (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Available http://service.cn-hongkong.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.cn-hongkong.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    Singapore Singapore Available http://service.ap-southeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    Australia (Sydney) Sydney Available http://service.ap-southeast-2.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-2.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Kuala Lumpur Available http://service.ap-southeast-3.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-3.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    Indonesia (Jakarta) Jakarta Available http://service.ap-southeast-5.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-5.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    Japan (Tokyo) Tokyo Available http://service.ap-northeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.ap-northeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    Germany (Frankfurt) Frankfurt Available http://service.eu-central-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.eu-central-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    US (Silicon Valley) Silicon Valley Available http://service.us-west-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.us-west-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    US (Virginia) Virginia Available http://service.us-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.us-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    India (Mumbai) Mumbai Available http://service.ap-south-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.ap-south-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    UAE (Dubai) Dubai Available http://service.me-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.me-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com
    UK (London) London Available http://service.eu-west-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com/api http://dt.eu-west-1.maxcompute.aliyun.com
  • Regions and endpoints for the classic network connection method
    Region City MaxCompute available or not Endpoint Classic Tunnel endpoint
    China (Hangzhou) Hangzhou Available http://service.cn-hangzhou.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-hangzhou.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Shanghai) Shanghai Available http://service.cn-shanghai.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-shanghai.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China East 2 Finance Shanghai Available http://service.odps-cn-shanghai-finance-1f.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.odps-cn-shanghai-finance-1f.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Beijing) Beijing Available http://service.cn-beijing.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-beijing.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Zhangjiakou) Zhangjiakou Available http://service.cn-zhangjiakou.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-zhangjiakou.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Shenzhen) Shenzhen Available http://service.cn-shenzhen.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-shenzhen.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Available http://service.cn-hongkong.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-hongkong.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Singapore Singapore Available http://service.ap-southeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Australia (Sydney) Sydney Available http://service.ap-southeast-2.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-2.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Kuala Lumpur Available http://service.ap-southeast-3.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-3.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Indonesia (Jakarta) Jakarta Available http://service.ap-southeast-5.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-5.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Japan (Tokyo) Tokyo Available http://service.ap-northeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-northeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Germany (Frankfurt) Frankfurt Available http://service.eu-central-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.eu-central-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    US (Silicon Valley) Silicon Valley Available http://service.us-west-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.us-west-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    US (Virginia) Virginia Available http://service.us-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.us-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    India (Mumbai) Mumbai Available http://service.ap-south-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-south-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    UAE (Dubai) Dubai Available http://service.me-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.me-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    UK (London) London Available http://service.uk-all.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.uk-all.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
  • Regions and endpoints for the VPC connection method
    You can only use the following endpoints and Tunnel endpoints when you select the VPC connection method.
    Region City MaxCompute available or not Endpoint VPC Tunnel endpoint
    China (Hangzhou) Hangzhou Available http://service.cn-hangzhou.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-hangzhou.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Shanghai) Shanghai Available http://service.cn-shanghai.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-shanghai.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China East 2 Finance Shanghai Available http://service.odps-cn-shanghai-finance-1f.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.odps-cn-shanghai-finance-1f.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Beijing) Beijing Available http://service.cn-beijing.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-beijing.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Zhangjiakou) Zhangjiakou Available http://service.cn-zhangjiakou.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-zhangjiakou.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Shenzhen) Shenzhen Available http://service.cn-shenzhen.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-shenzhen.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    China (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Available http://service.cn-hongkong.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.cn-hongkong.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Singapore Singapore Available http://service.ap-southeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Australia (Sydney) Sydney Available http://service.ap-southeast-2.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-2.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Kuala Lumpur Available http://service.ap-southeast-3.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-3.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Indonesia (Jakarta) Jakarta Available http://service.ap-southeast-5.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-southeast-5.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Japan (Tokyo) Tokyo Available http://service.ap-northeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-northeast-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    Germany (Frankfurt) Frankfurt Available http://service.eu-central-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.eu-central-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    US (Silicon Valley) Silicon Valley Available http://service.us-west-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.us-west-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    US (Virginia) Virginia Available http://service.us-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.us-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    India (Mumbai) Mumbai Available http://service.ap-south-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.ap-south-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    UAE (Dubai) Dubai Available http://service.me-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.me-east-1.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
    UK (London) London Available http://service.uk-all.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com/api http://dt.uk-all.maxcompute.aliyun-inc.com
Note You must specify the MaxCompute endpoint and Tunnel endpoint in the following scenarios:

Access rules

  • In the regions where MaxCompute is available, you can connect to MaxCompute over the Internet, classic network, or VPC.
  • When you use the Tunnel endpoint to download data over the Internet, you are charged USD 0.1166 for each GB of downloaded data.