As a cloud-neutral, serverless data hub, Data Hub Service offers consumption-based pricing based on cloud credits. You can pay on the go or get savings by buying credits in bulk in advance. The pricing is all-inclusive (includes hardware, software, operations, provisioning, and 24/7 support) and simple – you pay for compute, storage, and bandwidth consumed.
Data Hub Service offers simple consumption-based pricing. There is no infrastructure to manage and you pay a fixed rate for compute (billed as MarkLogic Capacity Units, or MCUs) and the storage consumed.
Data Hub Service is available on AWS and Azure. There are three ways to pay for Data Hub Service instances: Low Priority Fixed, Standard On-demand, and Standard Reserved.
Data Hub Service (DHS) customers benefit from accelerated time to value and faster innovation cycles. With Data Hub Service, MarkLogic owns the Ops and you simply pay for compute, storage, and bandwidth consumed by your workloads. This is in contrast to you running the MarkLogic Data Hub in a public or private cloud, where you own the Ops and have complex, multi-line billing for licensing, infrastructure, and administration costs.
As an elastic, serverless cloud data hub, Data Hub Services scales linearly with provisioned compute capacity (MCU). The higher baseline capacity not only results in higher performance (i.e. transactions per second) but also enables auto-handling of peak load demand for a longer time duration at no extra cost due to free compute bursting. This makes it easy for customers to easily optimize the baseline compute capacity based on ongoing load profile and the desired SLAs.
For detailed testing results on Data Hub Service scalability, please check out the following video.
There is no magic formula to sizing the baseline compute capacity of Data Hub Service. It depends on multiple factors: data volume in the data hub, data ingestion velocity, query load, query complexity, etc. The Data Hub Service pricing sheet has some heuristics to estimate baseline compute capacity based on data volume but it does not account for every factor.
To size the capacity of Data Hub Service for your particular use-case, we recommend that you work directly with your MarkLogic sales team. They can help you find the equilibrium that maximizes free compute bursting while not having to pay and provision capacity to handle peak demand.