ApsaraDB for MariaDB TX Pricing Rules
Billing methods and billing items
ApsaraDB for MariaDB TX supports the following billing methods:
|Subscription||•Requires you to make a prepayment when you create an instance.|
•Subscription-based instances can be more cost-effective than Pay-As-You-Go instances over a long-term period as they offer greater discounts.
•You cannot release a Subscription-based instance within the subscription period. To cancel a subscription within the subscription period, you must pay the required service fees. For more information, see Rules for canceling the subscription of an Alibaba Cloud service.
•You cannot switch a Subscription-based instance to a Pay-As-You-Go instance.
|Pay-As-You-Go||•Your instances are billed based on actual usage. A Pay-As-You-Go instance is billed hourly. The hourly fee is calculated based on the specification of the instance and deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account accordingly.|
•Pay-As-You-Go instances are more cost-effective over a short-term period. You can release the instance immediately when an instance is no longer needed.
•You can switch a Pay-As-You-Go-based instance to a Subscription-based instance.
|Primary instance||The fee for an RDS primary instance based on its specification. Billing methods include: Subscription and Pay-As-You-Go.|
|Storage||Billing methods include: Subscription and Pay-As-You-Go. The billing method is the same as that of the primary instance.|
|Read-only instances||Read-only instances are billed based on actual usage. A read-only instance is billed hourly. The hourly fee is calculated based on the specification of the instance.|
|Cloned instances||The billing rules for cloning an instance are the same as purchasing a primary instance.|
|Storage space for backups||•Free storage space for backups: No fees are charged if the total storage size of data and log backups of the instance does not exceed the free storage limit.|
•Fee for the storage space that exceeds the free storage limit: Billed hourly.
|Performance monitoring||Free features: Monitoring with a data update frequency of 60 seconds or 300 seconds. Billed features: Monitoring with a data update frequency of 5 seconds.|
|SQL auditing||SQL auditing is disabled by default with no fees charged. If you enable SQL auditing, it is billed hourly. Hourly Fee = Size of the SQL Auditing Log * Fee for Specified Log Storage Specification.|
|Public network data transmission||Free|
|rds_class||vCPU||Memory (GB)||Monthly fee (USD)||Hourly fee (USD)|