If you run a data integration task on a shared resource group or an exclusive resource group, Internet traffic may be generated during data transmission. You are charged for the generated Internet traffic based on the pay-as-you-go billing method. This topic describes the billing details of Internet traffic generated by Data Integration.

Billable items

If you run a data integration task on a shared resource group or an exclusive resource group, Internet traffic may be generated during data transmission. You are charged for the generated Internet traffic based on the pay-as-you-go billing method.
Note If you run a task on a custom resource group and Internet traffic is generated, you are not charged for the generated Internet traffic. You may be charged for the Internet traffic generated by other cloud services during data transmission. Whether you are charged or not is determined based on the pricing policies of the corresponding services.

Billing cycles and prices

The following table describes the billing cycle and price of Internet traffic that is generated by Data Integration in pay-as-you-go mode. The price may vary based on the region.
Billable item Billing cycle Price
Internet traffic that is generated by Data Integration Hourly 0.12 USD/GB

Deduction

The billing system calculates your fee for the previous hour and generates a bill at the beginning of each hour. Then, the actual fee is deducted from the balance of your Alibaba Cloud account.

For example, the billing system bills you at 09:30 for the charges that are generated from 08:00 to 09:00.
Note If less than 1 GB of Internet traffic is generated in an hour, the billing system sends you a bill of USD 0.12 for 1 GB of Internet traffic at the beginning of the next hour. If less than 1 GB of Internet traffic is generated each hour from 00:00 to 24:00, you are charged USD 2.88 for 24 GB of Internet traffic. The fee is calculated based on the following formula: USD 0.12 per hour × 24 hours = USD 2.88.

Overdue payments

If your Alibaba Cloud account has an overdue payment, you are given a 360-hour grace period and the billing system sends you notifications at the 192nd, 288th, and 336th hours. After you receive a notification, you must top up your Alibaba Cloud account as soon as possible.
  • If your bill is overdue for more than 360 hours, the service is suspended. At this time, instances that have not been run cannot be started, but instances that have been started can run until they are finished.
  • If you top up your account within 360 hours after your bill becomes overdue, the service is not suspended.
  • If your bill becomes overdue again after settlement, you are given another 360-hour grace period before the service is suspended.