Data Quality provides a comprehensive data quality solution that has various features. For example, you can detect data, compare data, monitor data quality, scan SQL nodes, and use intelligent alerting. Data Quality is billed based on the number of Data Quality checks for node instances. This topic describes the billing details of Data Quality.

Billable items

You are charged for the Data Quality checks that are generated by Data Quality within each calendar day. Such Data Quality checks are generated when Data Quality rules are triggered by auto triggered node instances, retroactive instances, or rule tests.


The following table describes the billing details of Data Quality checks in pay-as-you-go mode.
Billable item Billing tier (Number of checked instances per day) Billing cycle Unit price (USD/day)
Data Quality checks 1~10 Daily 0
11~200 Daily 3.10
201~1,000 Daily 7.74
1,001~5,000 Daily 30.96
5,000~10,000 Daily 46.43


At 00:00 every day, the billing system starts to calculate the number of Data Quality checks that were run on the previous calendar day and deducts a fee based on only one of the pricing tiers that are specified in the preceding billing standards. No additional fee is generated.
  • A Data Quality check is run and billed when the corresponding Data Quality rules are triggered and alerts are reported or workflows are blocked due to data quality problems.
  • The upper limit for Data Quality checks that are billed based on the pay-as-you-go billing method is 5,000 per day. After the upper limit is reached, Data Quality checks stop running. If you need more Data Quality checks per day, submit a ticket to seek technical help from Alibaba Cloud.

Overdue payments

If your Alibaba Cloud account has an overdue payment, you are given a 24-hour grace period and the billing system sends you notifications at the 12th and 23rd hours. After you receive a notification, you must add funds to your Alibaba Cloud account as soon as possible.
  • If your bill is overdue for more than 24 hours, the service will be suspended. In this case, you cannot start new Data Quality checks, but Data Quality checks that have been started are not affected.
  • If you add funds to your Alibaba Cloud account within 24 hours after your bill becomes overdue, the service will not be suspended.
  • If the service payment becomes overdue again after settlement, you are given another 24-hour grace period before the service is suspended.