The billing system of DataWorks consists of billing on features and billing on resources. The subscription and pay-as-you-go billing methods are provided for all billable items in the billing system to meet your purchase requirements in different business scenarios. This topic describes the billing system of DataWorks and provides the purchase guide on DataWorks features and resources for typical users.

Note For information about the complete billing logic of DataWorks, see Overview.

Billing system of DataWorks

The following figure shows the billing system of DataWorks. Billing systemThe billing system of DataWorks consists of billing on features and billing on resources. The following descriptions provide information about required features and resources, optional features and resources, their billing methods, and the billing rules of other Alibaba Cloud services that are used in DataWorks.
  • Required features and resources:

    DataWorks Basic Edition is activated by default, and features and resources supported by this edition are charged based on the pay-as-you-go billing method. Fees are calculated based on the unit price and usage of each billable item.

  • Optional features and resources:
    You can activate DataWorks of a more advanced edition such as Standard Edition or Professional Edition on top of Basic Edition that is activated by default. More advanced editions provide more features than Basic Edition. You can also purchase other advanced features, such as Data Modeling, or exclusive resource groups based on your business requirements. The advanced features and exclusive resource groups are charged based on the subscription billing method. You need to plan a subscription duration based on your business requirements before you purchase the features and resources. The unit of the subscription duration can be month or year.
    Note After DataWorks of a more advanced edition expires, the edition of DataWorks is automatically downgraded to Basic Edition. After exclusive resource groups expire, shared resource groups are provided. This helps maintain the basic services and capabilities of DataWorks.
  • Billing rules of other Alibaba Cloud services used in DataWorks:

    If you use big data compute engines in DataWorks, you are charged storage and computing fees based on the billing rules of the related Alibaba Cloud services. For example, if you use compute engines and storage services such as MaxCompute, Hologres, and E-MapReduce (EMR) in DataWorks, you are charged fees for the features provided by the services based on the billing rules of the services.

Scenario 1: Recommended configurations for new users

  • Recommended configurationsRecommended configurations for new users
  • Recommendation reasons
    • Features: We recommend that you activate DataWorks Professional Edition. This edition provides features such as DataStudio, Operation Center, DataMap, and Data Quality and can meet your requirements for standard data warehouse building.
    • Resources: We recommend that you purchase exclusive resource groups for Data Integration. You can use this type of resource group in synchronization solutions such as batch synchronization, real-time synchronization, full synchronization, and incremental synchronization.

Scenario 2: Recommended upgrade configurations for existing users

  • Recommended configurationsRecommended upgrade configurations for existing users
  • Recommendation reasons
    • Features: We recommend that you activate DataWorks Enterprise Edition. This edition provides complete data development and governance features and various security compliance capabilities, and supports custom calling for API operations.
    • Resources: We recommend that you purchase exclusive resource groups. If you use a shared resource group, data generation may have latency during peak hours. After you purchase an exclusive resource group, you can use the exclusive resource group together with a shared resource group. This ensures that core business can stably generate data on time.

Scenario 3: Recommended configurations for data mid-end building and standard data warehouse building

  • Recommended configurationsRecommended configurations for data mid-end building
  • Recommendation reasons
    • Features
      • We recommend that you purchase DataWorks Enterprise Edition. This edition provides complete data development and governance features and various security compliance capabilities, and supports custom calling for API operations.
      • We recommend that you activate the Data Modeling service. This service provides features that can be used to implement the methodology for building a data mid-end and can be used to build standard data warehouses.
        Note Only DataWorks Standard Edition, DataWorks Professional Edition, DataWorks Enterprise Edition, and DataWorks Ultimate Edition provide the Data Modeling service.
    • Resources: We recommend that you purchase exclusive resource groups. If you use a shared resource group, data generation may have latency during peak hours. After you purchase an exclusive resource group, you can use the exclusive resource group together with a shared resource group. This ensures that core business can stably generate data on time.

Purchase description

  • The peak hours for DataWorks tenants to run nodes are from 00:00 to 09:00 every day. If you use shared resource groups during the peak hours, you share resources with other tenants. As a result, resources may be insufficient.
  • If you have high requirements for the output time of nodes, you can use exclusive resource groups to run the nodes.