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.

Database pricing

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 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 is enabled, multiply the number of vCPUs per instance by three to calculate the full price for all resources used. The table shows the cost breakdown:

Database typeHourly priceMonthly price*
PostgreSQL$0.1655 / vCPU$120.82 / vCPU
EDB Postgres Advanced Server$0.2397 / vCPU$174.98 / vCPU

* The monthly cost is approximate and assumes 730 hours in a month.

Cloud infrastructure costs

EDB doesn't bill you for cloud infrastructure such as compute, storage, data transfer, monitoring, and logging whether you're connecting directly to BigAnimal through your Microsoft Azure or AWS account.

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.

Management costs

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, reach out to Support.

Microsoft Azure management costs

The table shows a breakdown of management costs for Microsoft Azure.

TypeDetails
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)BigAnimal uses AKS to orchestrate and manage the database service Managed Kubernetes Virtual Machines provisioned on Windows and Linux.
Azure MonitorBigAnimal feeds all logs and metrics to Azure Monitor.
Azure blob storageBigAnimal uses blob storage to store metadata about your account.
Key vaultBigAnimal 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 cluster. 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.

TypeDetails
Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)BigAnimal uses EKS to orchestrate and manage the database service Managed Kubernetes Virtual Machines provisioned on Windows and Linux.
AWS CloudWatchBigAnimal feeds all logs and metrics to AWS CloudWatch.
Simple Storage Service (S3)BigAnimal uses S3 to store metadata about your account.
Key Management ServiceBigAnimal 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 cluster. 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 additional cost. In most cases the costs are approximately $150 per month, based on your cloud provider, instance and storage type selections, and other factors.

Billing

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.