This topic describes the pay-as-you-go billing method for Hologres.

Lifecycle management

If you purchase a pay-as-you-go Hologres instance, Alibaba Cloud charges for computing resources based on the specifications and running duration of the instance, and for storage resources based on the volume and duration of stored data. The payments are settled on an hourly basis. The following figure shows the lifecycle management process of a pay-as-you-go Hologres instance.Lifecycle management of pay-as-you-go instances at the Alibaba Cloud International site (alibabacloud.com)

Examples:

Example: You purchase a pay-as-you-go Hologres instance at the Alibaba Cloud International site (alibabacloud.com). You can use this instance immediately after it is created. The payments are settled on an hourly basis. The system pushes a bill to you and deducts the amount payable from your account balance. If your account has an overdue payment, you can still use the instance. During this period, the system does not push a bill to you. The system pushes a bill and deducts the amount payable if the overdue payment reaches USD 1,000. If the bill is not paid within 14 days after the deduction fails, the instance is suspended and cannot be used. Make sure that your account has a sufficient balance. Otherwise, the instance may stop running due to overdue payments. If you do not renew your instance within 14 days, the instance is released and deleted from the console. Data in the instance is also deleted and cannot be recovered.

In addition, you can manually suspend your pay-as-you-go Hologres instance. After you click Stop, the system stops charging for computing resources. However, data stored in your instance is still charged on an hourly basis, even if you do not use Hologres for data analytics. You can also manually resume the instance. After that, the system automatically calculates the fees for computing and storage resources. You can delete the instance if your business no longer requires it. After that, the system calculates the fees and pushes a bill to you. The system automatically releases the instance after you delete it. Data in the instance is also deleted and cannot be recovered.

Note The billing method of Hologres instances can be changed from pay-as-you-go to subscription, but cannot be changed from subscription to pay-as-you-go.

Billing

The following table describes the billable items and pricing of the pay-as-you-go billing method.

Billing method Billable item Instance type Unit price Remarks
Pay-as-you-go Computing capacity
  • General-purpose instance
  • Read-only secondary instance
The price of computing capacity varies by region.
  • Singapore (Singapore): USD 0.066604/CU/hour
  • China (Hong Kong): USD 0.062904/CU/hour
  • US (Silicon Valley): USD 0.061318/CU/hour
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur): USD 0.073476/CU/hour
  • Japan (Tokyo): USD 0.062904/CU/hour
  • Indonesia (Jakarta): USD 0.065547/CU/hour
  • India (Mumbai): USD 0.060790/CU/hour
  • China (Hangzhou): USD 0.052861/CU/hour
  • China (Shanghai): USD 0.052861/CU/hour
  • China (Beijing): USD 0.052861/CU/hour
  • China (Shenzhen): USD 0.052861/CU/hour
  • China (Zhangjiakou): USD 0.044932/CU/hour
  • Germany (Frankfurt): USD 0.068190/CU/hour
The fee is calculated on an hourly basis. One compute unit (CU) represents 1 CPU core and 4 GB of memory.
Storage space General-purpose instance The price of storage space varies by region.
  • Singapore (Singapore): USD 0.000379/GB/hour
  • China (Hong Kong): USD 0.000364/GB/hour
  • US (Silicon Valley): USD 0.000358/GB/hour
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur): USD 0.000410/GB/hour
  • Japan (Tokyo): USD 0.000370/GB/hour
  • Indonesia (Jakarta): USD 0.000382/GB/hour
  • India (Mumbai): USD 0.000361/GB/hour
  • China (Hangzhou): USD 0.000311/GB/hour
  • China (Shanghai): USD 0.000311/GB/hour
  • China (Beijing): USD 0.000311/GB/hour
  • China (Shenzhen): 0.000311 /GB/hour
  • China (Zhangjiakou): USD 0.000264/GB/hour
  • Germany (Frankfurt): USD 0.000395/GB/hour
The fee is calculated on an hourly basis.

Example: You purchase a pay-as-you-go Hologres instance with 64 CUs of computing capacity and 256 GB of storage space in the Singapore (Singapore) region. If you store 100 GB data in this instance for 1 hour, the total fee in this hour is USD 4.300556, which is calculated based on the following formula: USD 0.066604/CU/hour × 64 CUs × 1 hour + USD 0.000379/GB/hour × 100 GB × 1 hour = USD 4.300556.

Message notification mechanism

The following table describes the message notification mechanism of pay-as-you-go Hologres instances.

Billing method Reminder time for service suspension due to failed deduction of an overdue payment that reaches USD 1,000 Downtime Reminder time for instance release
Pay-as-you-go Seven days before downtime The instance stops providing services on the fifteenth day after fee deduction fails. Seven days before release
Three days before downtime Three days before release
One day before downtime One day before release

Example: You purchase a pay-as-you-go Hologres instance at the Alibaba Cloud International site (alibabacloud.com). The system calculates the fees for computing and storage resources on an hourly basis and deducts the fees from your account balance after a bill is pushed to you. If your account has an overdue payment that reaches USD 1,000 and the system fails to deduct the fee from your account balance, the system sends service suspension notifications by SMS or email seven days, three days, and one day before the instance stops providing services. If you do not pay off your overdue service fee, the instance stops providing services and cannot be used on the fifteenth day. If you do not add funds to your account within 14 days after the instance enters the suspension state, the system automatically releases the instance and sends release notifications by SMS or email seven days, three days, and one day before the release.