Pricing

This document explains Cloud Bigtable pricing details. You can also use the Google Cloud Platform Pricing Calculator to estimate the cost of using Cloud Bigtable.

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Pricing overview

When you use Cloud Bigtable, you are charged for the following:

  1. The type of Cloud Bigtable instance, and the number of nodes in your instance.

    For production instances, Cloud Bigtable keeps track of how many Cloud Bigtable nodes exist in your instance during each hour. You are charged each hour for the maximum number of nodes that exist during that hour, multiplied by the hourly rate. As a result, any nodes that you provision will be billed for a minimum of one hour.

    For development instances, you are billed a flat rate for each hour.

  2. The amount of storage that your tables use.

    Cloud Bigtable charges you for the average amount of data in your Cloud Bigtable tables over a one-month period, multiplied by the number of hours in the month, multiplied by the hourly rate.

  3. The amount of network bandwidth used.

    Some types of network egress traffic are subject to bandwidth charges, as shown below.

Project storage usage and bandwidth usage are calculated in gigabytes (GB), where 1 GB = 230 bytes.

Project storage and bandwidth usage charges accrue daily. You can view unbilled usage at any time on the Google Cloud Platform Console.

The following tables show the pricing for each component of Cloud Bigtable.

Cloud Bigtable instance type and nodes

Instance type Cost
Production instance

$0.65/hr per node (minimum 3 nodes)

Each node will deliver up to 10,000 QPS and 10 MB/s of data transfer.

Development instance $0.65/hr
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Storage

SSD storage (GB/mo) HDD storage (GB/mo)
$0.17 $0.026
You are billed only for the storage you use, including overhead for both indexing and Cloud Bigtable's internal representation on disk.
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Network

Ingress Free
Egress to the same zone Free
Egress between zones in the same region Free
Egress between regions within the US (per GB) $0.01
Inter-continental egress At Internet egress rate
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Internet egress rates

Iowa Oregon Northern Virginia South Carolina Belgium London Singapore Sydney Taiwan Tokyo
Monthly Usage Network (Egress)
Worldwide Destinations
(excluding China & Australia,
but including Hong Kong)
(per GB)
Network (Egress)
China Destinations
(excluding Hong Kong)
(per GB)
Network (Egress)
Australia Destinations
(per GB)
Network (Ingress)
0-1 TB $0.23 $0.19 Free
1-10 TB $0.22 $0.18 Free
10+ TB $0.20 $0.15 Free
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Pricing example

Suppose you have the following usage pattern during a 30-day billing cycle:

  • 1 production instance with 5 nodes during days 1-10 and 7 nodes during days 11-30
  • Average of 30 TB of data stored on SSD drives (us-central1)
  • 10 TB of network ingress to us-central1
  • 50 GB of network egress to us-central1
  • 25 GB of network egress to EU

Your Cloud Bigtable bill for the billing cycle is broken down as follows. Additional fees would apply for any other Cloud Platform services used during the billing cycle, such as Compute Engine instances.

Cloud Bigtable nodes

  • 5 nodes * 10 days * 24 hours/day * $0.65 per node per hour: $780.00
  • 7 nodes * 20 days * 24 hours/day * $0.65 per node per hour: $2,184.00

Storage

30 TB * 1,024 GB/TB * $0.17 per GB: $5,222.40

Network

  • 10 TB of ingress to us-central1: No charge
  • 50 GB of egress to us-central1: No charge
  • 25 GB of egress to EU * $0.12/GB: $3.00

Monthly total

In this example, the total bill for Cloud Bigtable is $8,189.40.

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