Pricing and billing
The costs include database pricing for BigAnimal and the associated costs from other providers. You can also view usage and metering information.
Pricing is based on the number of virtual central processing units (vCPUs) provisioned for the database software offering. Consumption of vCPUs is metered hourly. A deployment is typically made up of either one instance or one primary and two standby replica instances of either PostgreSQL or EDB Postgres Advanced Server. When high-availability configurations are enabled, multiply the number of vCPUs per instance by the number of replicas configured to calculate the full price for all resources used. This table shows the cost breakdown.
|Database type||Hourly price||Monthly price*||Subscription plan|
|PostgreSQL||$0.0856 / vCPU||$62.49 / vCPU||Community 360|
|PostgreSQL||$0.1655 / vCPU||$120.82 / vCPU||Standard|
|EDB Postgres Advanced Server||$0.2568 / vCPU||$187.46 / vCPU||Enterprise|
Extreme high availability powered by EDB Postgres Distributed is now available in beta! Contact Sales for more information about pricing.
* The monthly cost is approximate and assumes 730 hours in a month.
Cloud infrastructure costs
Whether you're connecting directly to BigAnimal through your Microsoft Azure or AWS account, EDB doesn't bill you for cloud infrastructure, such as compute, storage, data transfer, monitoring, and logging.
Your cloud provider bills you directly for the cloud infrastructure provisioned according to the terms of your account agreement.
- Microsoft Azure provides invoice and usage information on the Microsoft Azure Portal billing page. Learn more.
- AWS provides invoice information on the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. Learn more.
To give you full control over your data, BigAnimal deploys infrastructure in each region to manage the clusters in that region. BigAnimal doesn’t charge you for this infrastructure. Microsoft Azure and AWS bill directly for the infrastructure according to the terms of your account agreement.
If you deploy a large number of clusters in a single region, for example, more than 30, BigAnimal might deploy additional management infrastructure to support your workloads. In addition, BigAnimal provisions a number of other free resources in your account to help with management.
If you want to remove management resources provisioned from your cloud provider, contact Support.
Microsoft Azure management costs
The table shows a breakdown of management costs for Microsoft Azure.
|Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)||BigAnimal uses AKS to orchestrate and manage the database service Managed Kubernetes Virtual Machines provisioned on Windows and Linux.|
|Azure Monitor||BigAnimal feeds all logs and metrics to Azure Monitor.|
|Azure blob storage||BigAnimal uses blob storage to store metadata about your account.|
|Key vault||BigAnimal uses key vault to securely store credentials for managing your infrastructure.|
At list price, estimated overall monthly management costs are $400–$700 for a single region. Check with your Microsoft Azure account manager for specifics that apply to your account.
To get a better sense of your Microsoft Azure costs, check out the Microsoft Azure pricing calculator and reach out to BigAnimal Support.
AWS management costs
The table shows a breakdown of management costs for AWS.
|Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)||BigAnimal uses EKS to orchestrate and manage the database service Managed Kubernetes Virtual Machines provisioned on Windows and Linux.|
|AWS CloudWatch||BigAnimal feeds all logs and metrics to AWS CloudWatch.|
|Simple Storage Service (S3)||BigAnimal uses S3 to store metadata about your account.|
|Key Management Service||BigAnimal uses the key management service to securely store credentials for managing your infrastructure.|
At list price, estimated overall monthly management costs are $400–$600 for a single region. Check with your AWS account manager for specifics that apply to your account.
To get a better sense of your AWS costs, check out the AWS pricing calculator and reach out to BigAnimal Support.
Apache Superset costs
Enabling Apache Superset to analyze your data has an added cost. In most cases the costs are approximately $150 per month, based on your cloud provider, instance and storage type selections, and other factors.
Enabling PgBouncer to pool your connections incurs additional costs that depend on your cloud provider. In addition to the cloud provider costs, PgBouncer connects to your primary server and requires an IP address. BigAnimal provisions up to three instances per PgBouncer-enabled cluster to ensure that performance is unaffected, so each availability zone receives its own instance of PgBouncer. The extra VM costs are the 2vcpu SKU times the number of PgBouncer instances. For AWS the instance type is c5.large and for Azure the instance type is F2s_v2.
If you're using Microsoft Azure Marketplace, all billing is handled directly by Microsoft Azure. This includes infrastructure costs as well as database costs. For database costs, Microsoft bills on actual hours in a given month. You can view invoices and usage on the Microsoft Azure Portal billing page. Learn more.
If you're using your own Microsoft Azure or AWS account, database billing is handled by EDB. Usage details are included in your invoice. Account owners can download a usage report in CSV format from the BigAnimal Usage page and can set the time frame, database type, and cloud provider prior to downloading the report. The information on the page is refreshed hourly.