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PolarDB:Comparison between the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods

Last Updated:Aug 10, 2023

This topic compares the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods supported by compute nodes in a PolarDB for MySQL cluster.

Flexibility

Item

Manually upgrade or downgrade a PolarDB cluster

Auto-scaling

Release a cluster

Fee for specification change

Pay-as-you-go

Supported

Supported

Supported

  • Fees are charged based on the new specification on an hourly basis.

  • No additional fees are required.

Subscription

Supported

Supported

To release a subscription cluster, you must unsubscribe the cluster or change the billing method to pay-as-you-go.

When you upgrade or downgrade a subscription cluster, or add or remove nodes, the discount is not available for the new clusters.

Pricing

Note

The following table describes the prices of an individual compute node in a cluster that is deployed in a Chinese mainland region.

Table 1. Monthly subscription price of a compute node

Edition

Node instance type

CPU and memory specification

Pay-as-you-go

Subscription

Multi-master Cluster (Database/Table) Edition (Dedicated)

polar.mysql.mmx4.xlarge

8 cores, 32 GB memory

USD 0.646/hour

USD 310/month

(USD 0.431/hour)

polar.mysql.mmx8.xlarge

8 cores, 64 GB memory

USD 1.033/hour

USD 496/month

(USD 0.689/hour)

polar.mysql.mmx4.2xlarge

16 cores and 64 GB of memory

USD 1.290/hour

USD 619/month

(USD 0.860/hour)

polar.mysql.mmx8.2xlarge

16 cores, 128 GB memory

USD 2.065/hour

USD 991/month

(USD 1.376/hour)

polar.mysql.mmx4.4xlarge

32 cores and 128 GB of memory

USD 2.580/hour

USD 1,238/month

(USD 1.719/hour)

polar.mysql.mmx8.4xlarge

32 cores, 256 GB memory

USD 4.129/hour

USD 1,982/month

(USD 2.753/hour)

polar.mysql.mmx8.8xlarge

64 cores, 512 GB memory

USD 8.256/hour

USD 3,963/month

(USD 5.504/hour)

polar.mysql.mmx8.12xlarge

88 cores, 710 GB memory

USD 11.352/hour

USD 5,449/month

(USD 7.568/hour)

Multi-master Cluster (Database/Table) Edition (General-purpose)

polar.mysql.mmg2.xlarge

8 cores, 16 GB memory

USD 0.339/hour

USD 163/month

USD 0.226/hour

polar.mysql.mmg4.xlarge

8 cores, 32 GB memory

USD 0.532/hour

USD 255/month

(USD 0.354/hour)

polar.mysql.mmg4.2xlarge

16 cores, 64 GB memory

USD 1.048/hour

USD 503/month

(USD 0.699/hour)

polar.mysql.mmg6.2xlarge

16 cores and 96 GB of memory

USD 1.303/hour

USD 635/month

(USD 0.882/hour)

polar.mysql.mmg8.2xlarge

16 cores and 128 GB of memory

USD 1.676/hour

USD 796/month

(USD 1.106/hour)

polar.mysql.mmg4.4xlarge

32 cores, 128 GB memory

USD 2.096/hour

USD 1,006/month

(USD 1.398/hour)

Cluster Edition (Dedicated)

polar.mysql.x4.medium

2 cores, 8 GB memory

USD 0.092/hour

USD 44/month

(USD 0.061/hour)

polar.mysql.x4.large

4 cores,16 GB memory

USD 0.323/hour

USD 155/month

(USD 0.215/hour)

polar.mysql.x4.xlarge

8 cores, 32 GB memory

USD 0.646/hour

USD 310/month

(USD 0.431/hour)

polar.mysql.x8.xlarge

8 cores, 64 GB memory

USD 1.033/hour

USD 496/month

(USD 0.689/hour)

polar.mysql.x8.2xlarge

16 cores, 128 GB memory

USD 2.065/hour

USD 991/month

(USD 1.376/hour)

polar.mysql.x8.4xlarge

32 cores, 256 GB memory

USD 4.129/hour

USD 1,982/month

(USD 2.753/hour)

polar.mysql.x8.8xlarge

64 cores, 512 GB memory

USD 8.256/hour

USD 3,963/month

(USD 5.504/hour)

polar.mysql.x8.12xlarge

88 cores, 710 GB memory

USD 11.352/hour

USD 5,449/month

(USD 7.568/hour)

Cluster Edition (General-purpose)

polar.mysql.g2.medium

2 cores, 4 GB memory

USD 0.081/hour

USD 39/month

(USD 0.054/hour)

polar.mysql.g4.medium

2 cores, 8 GB memory

USD 0.090/hour

USD 43/month

(USD 0.060/hour)

polar.mysql.g2.large

4 cores, 8 GB memory

USD 0.153/hour

USD 74/month

(USD 0.103/hour)

polar.mysql.g4.large

4 cores,16 GB memory

USD 0.274/hour

USD 132/month

(USD 0.183/hour)

polar.mysql.g2.xlarge

8 cores, 16 GB memory

USD 0.339/hour

USD 163/month

USD 0.226/hour

polar.mysql.g4.xlarge

8 cores, 32 GB memory

USD 0.532/hour

USD 255/month

(USD 0.354/hour)

polar.mysql.g4.2xlarge

16 cores, 64 GB memory

USD 1.048/hour

USD 503/month

(USD 0.699/hour)

Single Node Edition

polar.mysql.s2.large

4 cores, 8 GB memory

USD 0.09/hour

USD 44/month

(USD 0.061/hour)

X-Engine Edition (Dedicated)

polar.mysql.ax4.large

4 cores,16 GB memory

USD 0.323/hour

USD 155/month

(USD 0.215/hour)

polar.mysql.ax4.xlarge

8 cores, 32 GB memory

USD 0.646/hour

USD 310/month

(USD 0.431/hour)

polar.mysql.ax8.xlarge

8 cores, 64 GB memory

USD 1.033/hour

USD 496/month

(USD 0.689/hour)

polar.mysql.ax8.2xlarge

16 cores, 128 GB memory

USD 2.065/hour

USD 991/month

(USD 1.376/hour)

polar.mysql.ax8.4xlarge

32 cores, 256 GB memory

USD 4.129/hour

USD 1,982/month

(USD 2.753/hour)

polar.mysql.ax8.8xlarge

64 cores, 512 GB memory

USD 8.256/hour

USD 3,963/month

(USD 5.504/hour)

polar.mysql.ax8.12xlarge

88 cores, 710 GB memory

USD 11.352/hour

USD 5,449/month

(USD 7.568/hour)

X-Engine Edition (General-purpose)

polar.mysql.ag4.large

4 cores,16 GB memory

USD 0.274/hour

USD 132/month

(USD 0.183/hour)

polar.mysql.ag2.xlarge

8 cores, 16 GB memory

USD 0.339/hour

USD 163/month

USD 0.226/hour

polar.mysql.ag4.xlarge

8 cores, 32 GB memory

USD 0.532/hour

USD 255/month

(USD 0.354/hour)

polar.mysql.ag4.2xlarge

16 cores, 64 GB memory

USD 1.048/hour

USD 503/month

(USD 0.699/hour)

polar.mysql.ag4.4xlarge

32 cores, 128 GB memory

USD 2.096/hour

USD 1,006/month

(USD 1.398/hour)