EMR supports the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods. If you create an EMR cluster but do not clearly understand its effect, we recommend that you choose pay-as-you-go to pay only for what you use. When you are ready to make a long-term commitment, you can switch to subscription.


  • The billing method of the cluster is pay-as-you-go.
  • All orders with the billing method switched are paid.

Background information

You are not allowed to switch the billing method from subscription to pay-as-you-go.


  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud E-MapReduce console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your cluster resides.
  3. Click the Cluster Management tab.
  4. On the Cluster Management page that appears, find the target cluster and click Details in the Actions column.
  5. On the Cluster Overview page that appears, click Change Configuration in the upper-right corner and select Switch to Subscription.
  6. In the Switch to Subscription dialog box that appears, select E-MapReduce Service Terms and click OK.
    The billing method of the cluster is switched to subscription.