Data Loss Prevention API Pricing

This page describes the pricing information for the DLP API. Prices are effective March 8, 2017.

The DLP API charges for usage based on the following price sheet. A bill is sent out at the end of each billing cycle, listing previous usage and charges. Prices on this page are listed in US dollars (USD).

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

Pricing overview

The DLP API pricing is per GB of data inspected or redacted. The rate you are charged at is determined by the feature used as well as the amount of data inspected or redacted.

When inspecting or redacting content, the size of individual items is rounded up to the next 100 KB. For example, if you have an item whose actual size is 189 KB, it is treated as a 200 KB object for billing purposes.

When inspecting storage, the size of the entire block of data is rounded to the next 100 KB. For example, if you have a bucket with 1.23 MB of data, it is treated as 1.3 MB of data for billing purposes.

Feature Data Inspected or Redacted
<1 GB 1 GB - 1 TB 1 TB - 10 TB >10 TB
Content inspection or redaction Free $10 per GB $5 per GB Contact us
Storage inspection Free $6 per GB $3 per GB Contact us

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 of the DLP API:

  • 80,000 items inspected, each of which is 70 KB in size.
  • 10,000 objects in Google Cloud Storage inspected, each of which is 180 KB in size.

Then the amount of data is calculated as follows:

  • 80,000 content inspection items, with item size rounded to 100 KB: 8 GB
  • For storage inspection, rounding occurs based on the size of the entire bucket. So, 10,000 objects of 180 KB: 1.8 GB

And your bill for the month is calculated as follows:

  • First GB free, plus 7 GB using content inspection at $10 per GB: $70
  • First GB free, plus 0.8 GB using storage inspection at $6 per GB: $4.80

Total cost: $74.80

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