Cloud SQL for SQL Server pricing

SQL Server pricing

Cloud SQL for SQL Server is composed of the following charges:

CPU and memory pricing

For dedicated-core instances, you choose the number of CPUs and the amount of memory you want, up to 64 CPUs and 416 GiB of memory. Pricing for CPUs and memory depends on the region where your instance is located. Select your region in the dropdown on the pricing table.

HA prices are applied for instances configured for high availability, also called regional instances. Learn more.

Storage and networking pricing

SQL server storage and networking prices depend on the region where the instance is located. Select your region in the dropdown on the pricing table.

HA prices are applied for instances configured for high availability, also called regional instances. Learn more.

Network Egress Pricing

When network traffic leaves a Cloud SQL instance, the charge applied depends on the destination of the traffic, and in some cases, whether a partner is involved.

Internet egress is network traffic leaving a Cloud SQL instance to a client that is not a Google product, such as using a local server to read data from Cloud SQL.

Destination Price
Compute Engine instances Within the same region: free
Between regions within North America: $0.12/GB
Between regions outside of North America: $0.12/GB
Google Products (except Compute Engine) Intra-continental: free
Inter-continental: $0.12/GB
Internet egress using Cloud Interconnect $0.05/GB
Internet egress (not using Cloud Interconnect) $0.19/GB
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

Licensing

In addition to instance and resource pricing, SQL Server also has a licensing component based on the chosen edition. High availability, or regional instances, will only incur the cost for a single license for the active resource. Learn more about instance creation and the various editions here.

License Price per Core Hour
Enterprise $0.47
Standard $0.13
Web $0.01134
Express $0

Microsoft SQL Server licensing requires a core license to be assigned to each virtual CPU on your instance, with a four core minimum for each instance. Instances with fewer than 4 vCPUs will be charged for SQL Server at 4 times the license rate to comply with these requirements. For instances with 4 or more vCPUs, you will be charged for the number of SQL Server licenses that is equal to the number of vCPUs.

SQL Server instances are charged a 10 minute minimum for licenses. After 10 minutes, SQL Server licenses are charged in 1 minute increments.

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