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Time Series Database:Instance specifications and pricing

Last Updated:Jul 17, 2024

This topic describes the latest and previous specifications of Time Series Database (TSDB) for InfluxDB® instances and the prices for different specifications.

Price for storage

TSDB for InfluxDB® supports the following three types of disks: SSDs, ultra disks, and PL1 Enhanced SSDs (ESSDs). The following table describes the three types of disks.

Disk

Description

SSDs

SSDs are block-level Elastic Block Storage (EBS) devices that use a distributed storage architecture to ensure low latency, high performance, high durability, and high reliability. You can create, release, and resize SSDs based on your requirements at any time. We recommend that you use SSDs as the storage of TSDB for InfluxDB® instances.

Ultra disks

Ultra disks are general block-level Elastic Block Storage (EBS) devices that use a distributed storage architecture to provide performance and throughput that are slightly lower than those of SSDs while ensuring high durability and high reliability. You can create, release, and resize ultra disks based on your requirements at any time.

PL1 ESSDs

ESSDs are developed by Alibaba Cloud based on the next-generation distributed block storage architecture to deliver ultra-high storage performance. ESSDs utilize 25 Gigabit Ethernet and remote direct memory access (RDMA) to ensure low one-way latency and high random read/write capabilities.

For more information about the performance levels of disks, see Block storage performance. The throughput of a TSDB for InfluxDB® instance is also related to the number of write requests that are sent to the instance at the same time.

The following table describes the unit prices for disks in different regions.

Unit: USD/GB/Month

Region

Unit price for ultra disks

Unit price for SSDs

Japan (Tokyo)

0.36

1.5

Singapore (Singapore)

0.35

1.27

Australia (Sydney)

0.37

1.56

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

0.34

1.21

Indonesia (Jakarta)

0.35

1.27

Chinese mainland regions

0.35

1

China (Hong Kong)

0.35

1.27

Germany (Frankfurt)

0.35

1.27

UK (London)

0.34

1.38

UAE (Dubai)

0.42

1.66

US (Virginia)

0.35

1.27

US (Silicon Valley)

0.35

0.35

Prices for different specifications

Note:

  • The performance metrics listed in the following table are estimated based on the empirical data of specific test cases. The performance metrics are for your reference only when you purchase the services. The actual system performance varies based on scenarios, system loads, data structures, and query complexity.

  • Benchmark reference data for write performance testing: A single write request contains 500 points, and all data is written to only one database. A total of 50,000 series are written. Each series includes five tag key-value pairs and five field key-value pairs.

  • Benchmark reference data for read performance testing: Each query scans 10 series and 10,000 raw points.

Performance metrics for reference

  • In the following table, the Number of write requests per second row lists the number of write requests per second for each specification.

  • In the following table, the Number of written points per second row lists the number of points that are written per second.

  • The query performance is measured by the number of queries per second, which is listed in the Number of query requests per second row. Each query scans 10 series and 10,000 raw points in the tests.

Unit: USD/GB/Month

Edition

Standard Edition

High-availability Edition

Specification

4 cores, 16 GB

8 cores, 32 GB

16 cores, 64 GB

32 cores, 128 GB

64 cores, 256 GB

4 cores, 16 GB

8 cores, 32 GB

16 cores, 64 GB

32 cores, 128 GB

64 cores, 256 GB

Number of write requests per second

~100

~160

~300

~500

~800

~160

~240

~400

~600

~1000

Number of written points per second

~50000

~80000

~150000

~250000

~400000

~80000

~120000

~200000

~300000

~500000

Number of query requests per second

~50

~80

~150

~250

~400

~170

~300

~480

~780

~1250

China

Chinese mainland regions

541

1074

2140

4271

8535

1503

2986

5951

11881

23742

China (Hong Kong)

802

1604

3208

6415

12830

2230

4462

8922

17844

35689

Asia Pacific

Japan (Tokyo)

888

1776

3550

7100

14200

2470

4939

9875

19750

39502

Singapore (Singapore)

802

1604

3208

6415

12830

2231

1604

8922

17845

35689

Australia (Sydney)

815

1628

3256

6510

13019

2265

4527

9056

18108

36216

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

762

1524

3047

6094

12187

2120

4239

8474

16951

33902

Indonesia (Jakarta)

802

1605

3208

6415

12830

2230

4463

8922

17844

35690

Europe

Germany (Frankfurt)

847

1693

3385

6770

13540

2355

4709

9417

18833

37666

UK (London)

806

1611

3220

6440

12879

2240

4480

8957

17914

35827

America

US (Virginia)

640

1279

2558

5115

10229

1779

3557

7114

14228

28455

US (Silicon Valley)

824

1647

3294

6588

13176

2291

4582

9163

18326

36652

Note
  • TSDB for InfluxDB® High-availability Edition instances store three replicas of data across three nodes. However, the storage capacity that you select on the purchase page is the capacity of the SSDs of one node. The actual storage capacity that is allocated to each instance of High-availability Edition is three times the standard SSD capacity that you specify on the purchase page for a single node. Therefore, the prices for High-availability Edition in the preceding table are calculated based on a unit price that is three times the unit price for SSDs that you specify on the purchase page.

  • To provide better services, TSDB for InfluxDB® instances with 2 CPU cores and 8 GB of memory are no longer available. If you have already purchased TSDB for InfluxDB® instances with this specification, you can continue using these instances.