Qubole Billing Guide

Qubole Google Cloud Unit (QGCU) on Google Cloud Platform

Qubole rents resources from GCP on your behalf as a GCP customer, and runs queries and jobs against data in your GCP storage account. You are responsible for the raw compute, network, and storage costs incurred in your GCP account; you pay these costs directly to GCP. Qubole charges a premium for its service, based on usage.

The Qubole Google Cloud Unit (QGCU) is defined to be a percentage of the cost of one instance of the given instance type for one hour of use. The following table shows the multiplier used for each instance type:

GCE instance type Equivalent QGCU
n1-standard-1 0.14
n1-standard-2 0.27
n1-standard-4 0.54
n1-standard-8 1.09
n1-standard-16 2.17
n1-standard-32 4.34
n1-standard-64 8.69
n1-highmem-2 0.34
n1-highmem-4 0.68
n1-highmem-8 1.35
n1-highmem-16 2.71
n1-highmem-32 5.41
n1-highmem-64 10.83
n1-highcpu-2 0.20
n1-highcpu-4 0.41
n1-highcpu-8 0.81
n1-highcpu-16 1.62
n1-highcpu-32 3.24
n1-highcpu-64 6.48