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Pinecone serverless runs on fully managed infrastructure that scales with you.

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How pricing works

Usage is measured in three metrics: storage, read units (RU), and write units (WU). You pay only for what you use, no minimums or paying for idle resources.

Storage

The total size of your serverless indexes, measured in GBs. The size of an index is defined as the total size of its recordsThe size of a record is the sum of its ID size, vector size (4x vector dimensions), and metadata size.

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Write Units

Writes are throttled after 50K WUs per second during the Public Preview period. Throttling will be lifted and alternate pricing for high write rates will be introduced soon.

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Resources consumed by write operations (Upsert, Update and Delete).

Read Units

Reads are throttled after 1K RUs per second during the Public Preview period. Throttling will be lifted and alternate pricing for high read rates will be introduced soon.

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Resources consumed by read operations (Query and Fetch).

How cost scales

Write Cost

Write cost scales linearly by the number of write operations (upsert, update, delete) within a given index.

Query Cost

Query cost scales sub-linearly compared to total size of records within an index or namespace.

For query cost, only pay for the data scanned and not the entire index, meaning you pay only a fraction of your total record count. Dividing records into namespaces or indexes will reduce the scanned space and cost less.During Public Preview period, reads are throttled after 1K RUs per second, and writes after 50K WUs per second. Throttling will be lifted and alternate pricing for high read rates will be introduced soon.

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Serverless Public Preview Pricing

This is a Public Preview release. Test thoroughly before using in mission-critical applications.

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Storage (GB/month)Read Units ($/1M Read Units)Write Units ($/1M Write Units)
AWS US-West-2
$0.33/GB/mo.$8.25/1M RUs$2.00/1M WUs
GCP Coming Soon
Azure Coming Soon

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Try the full power of Pinecone serverless with $100 in usage credits. Credits expire June 1, 2024.

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