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Billing FAQ

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2018

How does Alibaba Cloud Data Integration bill users?

Data migration unit (DMU) is used to measure data integration capability.

A DMU represents the minimum amount of CPU, memory, and network resources used for data integration. A data integration task can run using single or multiple DMUs.

If the system resource group is used when your synchronization task runs, the charge is calculated as follows.

Charge for one synchronization task = Number of DMUs configured for the task × Price of using a single DMU for one hour × Time consumed by task execution

The charge for using a single DMU for one hour is as follows.

Item Price
DMU USD 0.056/hour

If a custom resource group is used when your synchronization task runs, the charge is calculated as follows.

Charge for one synchronization task = Price of running a synchronization task for one hour × Number of hours consumed by task execution

The charge for running a synchronization task for one hour is as follows.

Item Price
Job running time USD 0.022

Note: The time consumed by task execution is calculated in minutes. The number of minutes is then rounded up to the nearest integer.

After the beta phase of Data Integration has ended, the service remains free for users in all regions for three months, and will be chargeable from July 2, 2018 onwards. During this period, you can view your usage details and service usage records in Billing Management on the Alibaba Cloud console. You can estimate how much the service charges you after the charging starts.

To experience normal service, make sure that your billing method is valid and you have maintained sufficient funds in your account to pay off the service fees. Moreover, you can delete all configured synchronization tasks, which you no longer require, on the Data Integration console to avoid unexpected fees.

Does Alibaba Cloud Data Integration incur other costs?

Data Integration is different from the data source from which data is read, and the target data source to which data is written. You must pay for upstream and downstream services related to the data source and target data source. For example, if you write data to Object Storage Service (OSS), you must pay for the storage used. Check billing details for the storage product that you are currently using.

In addition, the Internet traffic costs may incur because of data transmission. These costs are not included in data integration bills.

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