This topic describes the billable items and billing methods of Message Queue for Apache Kafka to help you properly purchase resources and choose an appropriate billing method.
The following table describes the billable items of Message Queue for Apache Kafka.
|Internet traffic||Internet traffic is divided into read traffic and write traffic. The maximum read traffic and maximum write traffic provided by Message Queue for Apache Kafka are the same. Select a bandwidth based on your peak read or write traffic, whichever is higher. This billable item applies only to instances that allow connections over the Internet and virtual private clouds (VPCs).|
- You are charged for the items that are described in the previous tables.
- You can adjust the value of the Maximum Message Retention parameter to save disk space. This parameter specifies the maximum period for which messages can be retained when disk space is sufficient. If disk usage reaches 85%, the disk capacity is insufficient. In this case, the system deletes messages from the earliest stored ones to ensure service availability. By default, messages are retained for a maximum of 72 hours. You can also select a period between 24 hours and 168 hours. For more information, see When are historical messages deleted from Message Queue for Apache Kafka?.
- The number of API calls is not a billable item.
Message Queue for Apache Kafka supports only the subscription billing method.
Topics about subscriptionBilling rulesOverdue paymentsInstance renewal
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