Qubole Billing Guide

Qubole rents resources from AWS, Azure, or Oracle on your behalf as a customer of the Cloud vendor, and runs queries and jobs against data in your Cloud storage account. You are responsible for the raw compute, network, and storage costs incurred in your Cloud account; you pay these costs directly to the Cloud vendor. Qubole charges a premium for its service, based on usage. The sections that follow show how this works for each Cloud platform:

See also Qubole’s Pricing page.

QCUH on AWS

The Qubole Compute Unit Hour (QCUH) is defined to be equal to the use of one m1.xlarge instance for one hour in the AWS us-east region. QDS uses a multiplier for other instance types, as follows:

Amazon Web Services - QCU Mapping

AWS Instance Type Equivalent QCU
t1.micro 0.0417
m1.small 0.125
m1.medium 0.25
m1.large 0.5
m1.xlarge 1
m2.xlarge 0.704545
m2.2xlarge 1.3977
m2.4xlarge 2.7954
m3.medium 0.1989
m3.large 0.3978
m3.xlarge 0.7955
m3.2xlarge 1.5909
m4.large 0.3580
m4.xlarge 0.7159
m4.2xlarge 1.4318
m4.4xlarge 2.8636
m4.10xlarge 3.0681
m4.16xlarge 3.0681
c1.medium 0.3409
c1.xlarge 1.3636
c3.large 0.3011
c3.xlarge 0.6022
c3.2xlarge 1.1932
c3.4xlarge 2.386
c3.8xlarge 3.0681
c4.large 0.3125
c4.xlarge 0.6250
c4.2xlarge 1.2528
c4.4xlarge 2.5057
c4.8xlarge 3.0681
cc2.4xlarge 2.03125
cc2.8xlarge 3.0681
cg1.4xlarge 3.0681
hi1.4xlarge 3.0681
p2.xlarge 1.0227
p2.8xlarge 3.0681
p2.16xlarge 3.0681
r3.large 0.5114
r3.xlarge 1.0227
r3.2xlarge 2.0454
r3.4xlarge 3.0681
r3.8xlarge 3.0681
r4.large 0.5114
r4.xlarge 1.0227
r4.2xlarge 2.0454
r4.4xlarge 3.0681
r4.8xlarge 3.0681
r4.16xlarge 3.0681
i2.xlarge 2.4204
i2.2xlarge 3.0681
i2.4xlarge 3.0681
i2.8xlarge 3.0681
i3.xlarge 2.5
i3.2xlarge 3.0681
i3.4xlarge 3.0681
i3.8xlarge 3.0681
i3.16xlarge 3.0681
d2.xlarge 1.9659
d2.2xlarge 3.0681
d2.4xlarge 3.0681
d2.8xlarge 3.0681
g2.2xlarge 2.2727
g2.8xlarge 3.0681
x1.16xlarge 3.0681
x1.32xlarge 3.0681

AVMU on Azure

The Qubole Azure Virtual Machine Unit (AVMU) is defined to be equal to the use of one A2 instance for one hour of use. The following table shows the multiplier used for each instance type:

Azure Instance Type Equivalent AVMU
A2 1
A3 2
A4 4
A5 2
A6 4
A7 8
A8 8
A9 16
A10 6
A11 12
D2 v2 1.2
D3 v2 2.4
D4 v2 4.8
D5 v2 9.6
D2 1.2
D3 2.4
D4 4.8
D11 v2 1.5
D12 v2 3
D13 v2 6
D14 v2 12
D15 v2 15
D11 1.5
D12 3
D13 6
D14 12
F2 1
F4 1.6
F8 4
F16 8

QCPU on Oracle Bare Metal Cloud

The Qubole Compute Processing Unit (QCPU) is similar to an Oracle Compute Unit (OCPU), and is based on the number of compute cores in the compute instance type (shape). The following table shows the multiplier used for each instance type.

Oracle Instance Type Equivalent QCPU
BM.DenseIO1.36 2
BM.HighIO1.36 1.6
BM Standard1.36 1
VM.Standard1.1 1
VM.Standard1.2 1
VM.Standard1.4 1
VM.Standard1.8 1
VM.Standard1.16 1