Dataplex pricing is based on pay-as-you-go usage, including:
Dataplex Processing (metered by Data Compute Unit, DCU), which covers data discovery and data exploration features in Dataplex. 1 DCU is comparable to 1 vCPU and 4GB of RAM.
Dataplex Shuffle Storage (GB per month), which covers disk storage needs to support data exploration in Dataplex, and does not correspond to data or metadata storage in Cloud Storage.
Dataplex processing pricing
Dataplex shuffle storage pricing
Data organization features in Dataplex, such as lake / zone / asset setup and security policy application / propagation, are provided free of charge.
In addition, some Dataplex functionalities (such as data quality and data tasks) will trigger job execution via Dataproc Serverless, BigQuery, Dataflow and Cloud Scheduler. Those usages will be charged according to the Dataproc, BigQuery, Dataflow, and Cloud Scheduler pricing models respectively, and charges will show up under Dataproc, BigQuery, and Dataflow instead of Dataplex.
Dataplex free tier
As part of the Google Cloud Free Tier, Dataplex offers some resources free of charge up to a specific limit. These free usage limits are available during and after the free trial period. If you go over these usage limits and are no longer in the free trial period, you will be charged according to the pricing as described in the sections above.
|Resource||Monthly free usage limits|
|Dataplex Processing||100 DCU-hour|
|Dataplex Shuffle Storage||125 GB of Dataplex Shuffle Storage per DCU (or 17 GB-Month of Dataplex Shuffle Storage in total)|