This topic describes the billable items and billing methods of DataWorks.

Billable items

DataWorks offers the Basic Edition and the following four advanced editions: Standard Edition, Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Ultimate Edition. Each edition offers different services, including Data Integration, DataStudio, Datablau, DataService Studio, Data Quality, Intelligent Monitoring, and OpenAPI. Resource groups for Data Integration or resource groups for scheduling are used to run DataWorks nodes.

You are charged based on the DataWorks edition that you activate and the services and resource groups that you use. DataWorks supports the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods.
Note Other services, such as compute engines, storage services, or network services, that you may use to run DataWorks nodes have separate billing methods.
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  • DataWorks editions: DataWorks offers the Basic Edition and the following four advanced editions: Standard Edition, Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Ultimate Edition.
    • Basic Edition: You can use DataWorks Basic Edition for free. In this edition, you are charged only for the services and resource groups that you use to run nodes.
    • Advanced editions: The advanced editions of DataWorks support the subscription billing method. For more information, see DataWorks advanced editions.
    Note For more information about the services that are included in different editions of DataWorks, see Differences among DataWorks editions.
  • DataWorks services:
  • Resource groups: DataWorks supports resource groups for scheduling and resource groups for Data Integration.DataWorks also provides a shared resource group for Data Integration and a shared resource group for scheduling for all tenants. To ensure efficient and stable node running, you can purchase exclusive resource groups or resource plans to run your nodes.
    Note For more information about resource groups and the use scenarios of resource groups, see Overview.
  • Other billable items:
    • If you use an exclusive resource group for Data Integration or the shared resource group for Data Integration to run a Data Integration node and Internet traffic is generated, you are charged for the generated Internet traffic based on the pay-as-you-go billing method. For more information, see Internet traffic generated by Data Integration.
      Note If you use a custom resource group for Data Integration to run a Data Integration node and Internet traffic is generated, you are not charged for the generated Internet traffic.
    • Other services, such as compute engines, storage services, or network services, that you may use to run DataWorks nodes have separate billing methods.

Pay-as-you-go and subscription

DataWorks supports the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods.
  • Pay-as-you-go
    You are charged for the actual amount of resources that you use multiplied by the unit price. Two billing cycles are used for different billable items.
    • Hourly billing: The billing system calculates the actual amount of resources that you used over the previous hour and deducts the actual fee from your account balance.

      For example, you are billed at 09:30 for the fees that are generated from 08:00 to 09:00.

    • Daily billing: The billing system calculates the actual amount of resources that you used over the previous calendar day and deducts the actual fee from your account balance.

      For example, you are billed at 00:00:00 on May 12, 2019 for the fees that are generated from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 on May 11, 2019.

    If you want to use all basic features of DataWorks, we recommend that you select the pay-as-you-go billing method. For more information, see Pay-as-you-go.

  • Subscription
    You can use resources that are billed based on the subscription billing method only after you pay for them. You can pay for a service on a monthly or yearly basis, or pay for a resource plan without a validity period based on the billing cycle.
    Note For users who use Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI):
    • If you scheduled and run Machine Learning experiment nodes in DataWorks before PAI is commercially available, after PAI is commercially available, DataWorks Basic Edition can meet your scheduling requirements.
    • If you navigate from PAI to DataWorks and deploy Machine Learning experiment nodes in DataWorks after PAI is commercially available, you are charged for the number of scheduled nodes in DataWorks.