This document explains the pricing for Cloud Data Fusion. To see the pricing for other products, read the Pricing documentation.

For pricing purposes, usage is measured as the length of time, in minutes, between the time a Cloud Data Fusion instance is created to the time it is deleted. Although the rate for pricing is defined on the hour, Cloud Data Fusion is billed by the minute. Usage is measured in hours (30 minutes is 0.5 hours, for example) to apply hourly pricing to minute-by-minute use.

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

Pricing overview

Cloud Data Fusion pricing is split across two functions: pipeline development and execution.


For pipeline development, Cloud Data Fusion offers the following two editions:

Cloud Data Fusion Edition Price per instance per hour
Basic $1.80 (~$1100 per month)
Enterprise $4.20 (~$3000 per month)

The Basic edition offers the first 120 hours per month per account free.


For pipeline execution, you are charged for the Cloud Dataproc clusters that Cloud Data Fusion creates to run your pipelines at the current Cloud Dataproc rates.

Comparison of Basic and Enterprise editions

Capability Basic Enterprise
Simultaneous pipelines execution limit 2 Unlimited
Number of users Unlimited Unlimited
Workloads Development, Testing, Sandbox, PoC Production
Visual Designer
Connector ecosystem
Visual transformations
Developer SDK for extensibility
Data quality and cleansing library
Private IP support
Debugging and testing (programmatic & visual)
Join, blend, aggregate transformations
Structured, unstructured, semi-structured
Streaming pipelines
Integration metadata repository
Integration lineage - field and dataset level
High Availability
Devops support - REST API
Triggers / schedules
Execution environment selection

Usage of other Google Cloud Platform resources

In addition to the development cost of a Cloud Data Fusion instance, you are billed only for any resources that you use to executing your pipelines, such as:

Supported regions

Americas Europe Asia Pacific

Pricing example

Consider a Cloud Data Fusion instance has been running for 10 hours, and there are no free hours remaining for the Basic edition. Based on the edition, the development charge for Cloud Data Fusion is summarized in the following table:

Edition Cost per hour Number of hours Development cost
Basic $1.80 10 10 * 1.8 = $18
Enterprise $4.20 10 10 * 4.2 = $42

During this 10-hour period, you ran a pipeline that read raw data from Cloud Storage, performed transformations, and wrote the data to BigQuery every hour. Each run took approximately 15 minutes to complete. In other words, the Cloud Dataproc clusters that were created for these runs were alive for 15 minutes (0.25 hours) each. Assume that the configuration of each Cloud Dataproc cluster was the following:

Item Machine Type Virtual CPUs Attached Persistent Disk Number in cluster
Master Node n1-standard-4 4 500 GB 1
Worker Nodes n1-standard-4 4 500 GB 5

The Cloud Dataproc clusters each have 24 virtual CPUs: 4 for the master and 20 spread across the workers. For Cloud Dataproc billing purposes, the pricing for this cluster would be based on those 24 virtual CPUs and the length of time each cluster ran.

Across all runs of your pipeline, the total charge incurred for Cloud Dataproc can be calculated as:

Cloud Dataproc charge = # of vCPUs * number of clusters * hours per cluster * Cloud Dataproc price
                      = 24 * 10 * 0.25 * $0.01
                      = $0.60

The Cloud Dataproc clusters use other Google Cloud Platform products, which would be billed separately. Specifically, these clusters would incur charges for Compute Engine and Standard Persistent Disk Provisioned Space. You will incur storage charges for Cloud Storage and BigQuery, depending on the amount of data your pipeline processes.

To determine these additional costs based on current rates, you can use the billing calculator.

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