Amazon MSK pricing

With Amazon MSK, you pay only for what you use. There are no minimum fees or upfront commitments. You pay for the time your broker instances run, the storage you use monthly, and standard data transfer fees for data in and out of your cluster. You do not pay for Apache ZooKeeper nodes that Amazon MSK provisions for you, or data transfer that occurs between brokers and nodes within clusters.

Broker instance pricing

You pay an hourly rate for Apache Kafka broker instance usage (billed at one-second resolution), with varying fees depending on the size of the broker instance and active brokers in your Amazon MSK clusters. See the Broker Instance Pricing Tables for details.

Broker storage pricing

You also pay for the amount of storage you provision in your cluster. This is calculated by adding up the GB provisioned per hour and dividing by the total number of hours in the month, resulting in a "GB-months" value, as shown in the pricing example. See the Broker Storage Pricing Tables for details. You also have the option to provision additional storage throughput independently, charged by the amount you provision in MB/s per month. This is calculated by adding up MB/s provisioned per hour per broker and dividing by the total number of hours in the month, resulting in a “MB/s-months” value, as shown in (optional) Provisioned Storage Throughput Example.

Data transfer fees

You are not charged for data transfer between brokers or between Apache ZooKeeper nodes and brokers. You will pay standard EC2 rates for data transferred in and out of Amazon MSK clusters.

Multi-VPC private connectivity

You can also enable private connectivity (powered by Amazon PrivateLink) if you need to connect your Apache Kafka clients in one or more VPCs to a MSK cluster in a different VPC. With this feature, you pay an hourly rate for each cluster and authentication scheme that has private connectivity turned on. An authentication scheme is used by customers to authenticate the client requests to the MSK cluster. Additionally, you also pay per GB of data processed through private connectivity. You will pay standard Amazon PrivateLink charges for the for the Amazon MSK Managed VPC connections used by your Apache Kafka clients to connect privately to the cluster.

Broker instance pricing tables

China (Ningxia) Region
Amazon MSK Broker Pricing  
m7g.large - vCPU: 2, Memory(GiB): 8 ¥ 1.345
m7g.xlarge - vCPU: 4, Memory(GiB): 16 ¥ 2.69
m7g.2xlarge - vCPU: 8, Memory(GiB): 32 ¥ 5.38
m7g.4xlarge - vCPU: 16, Memory(GiB): 64 ¥ 10.7625
m7g.8xlarge - vCPU: 32, Memory(GiB): 128 ¥ 21.525
m7g.12xlarge - vCPU: 48, Memory(GiB): 192 ¥ 32.285
m7g.16xlarge - vCPU: 64, Memory(GiB): 256 ¥ 43.0475
kafka.t3.small - vCPU: 2, Memory (GiB): 2 ¥ 0.2098
kafka.m5.large - vCPU: 2, Memory (GiB): 8 ¥ 1.485
kafka.m5.xlarge - vCPU: 4, Memory (GiB): 16 ¥ 2.97
kafka.m5.2xlarge - vCPU: 8, Memory (GiB): 32 ¥ 5.939
kafka.m5.4xlarge - vCPU: 16, Memory (GiB): 64 ¥ 11.879
kafka.m5.8xlarge - vCPU: 32, Memory (GiB): 128 ¥ 23.758
kafka.m5.12xlarge - vCPU: 48, Memory (GiB): 192 ¥ 35.636
kafka.m5.16xlarge - vCPU: 64, Memory (GiB): 256 ¥ 47.516
kafka.m5.24xlarge - vCPU: 96, Memory (GiB): 394 ¥ 71.271
Amazon MSK Storage Pricing  
Price per GB-month for primary storage ¥ 0.664
(optional) Price per MB/s-month for provisioned storage throughput ¥ 0.5312
(optional) Price per GB-month for low-cost storage ¥ 0.4578 
(optional) Price per GB for data retrieval from low-cost storage ¥ 0.0100
(Optional) Amazon MSK multi-VPC Private connectivity  
Price per MSK cluster per authentication scheme per hour ¥ 0.156
Price per GB processed ¥ 0.072
China (Beijing) Region
Amazon MSK Broker Pricing  
m7g.large - vCPU: 2, Memory(GiB): 8 ¥ 2.1525
m7g.xlarge - vCPU: 4, Memory(GiB): 16 ¥ 4.305
m7g.2xlarge - vCPU: 8, Memory(GiB): 32 ¥ 8.6125
m7g.4xlarge - vCPU: 16, Memory(GiB): 64 ¥ 17.225
m7g.8xlarge - vCPU: 32, Memory(GiB): 128 ¥ 34.45
m7g.12xlarge - vCPU: 48, Memory(GiB): 192 ¥ 51.6725
m7g.16xlarge - vCPU: 64, Memory(GiB): 256 ¥ 68.8975
kafka.t3.small - vCPU: 2, Memory (GiB): 2 ¥ 0.2878
kafka.m5.large - vCPU: 2, Memory (GiB): 8 ¥ 2.218
kafka.m5.xlarge - vCPU: 4, Memory (GiB): 16 ¥ 4.437
kafka.m5.2xlarge - vCPU: 8, Memory (GiB): 32 ¥ 8.874
kafka.m5.4xlarge - vCPU: 16, Memory (GiB): 64 ¥ 17.748
kafka.m5.8xlarge - vCPU: 32, Memory (GiB): 128 ¥ 35.496
kafka.m5.12xlarge - vCPU: 48, Memory (GiB): 192 ¥ 53.243
kafka.m5.16xlarge - vCPU: 64, Memory (GiB): 256 ¥ 70.992
kafka.m5.24xlarge - vCPU: 96, Memory (GiB): 394 ¥ 106.487
Amazon MSK Storage Pricing  
Price per GB-month for primary storage ¥ 0.746
(optional) Price per MB/s-month for provisioned storage throughput ¥ 0.5968
(optional) Price per GB-month for low-cost storage  ¥ 0.5087 
(optional) Price per GB for data retrieval from low-cost storage ¥ 0.0100 
(Optional) Amazon MSK multi-VPC Private connectivity  
Price per MSK cluster per authentication scheme per hour ¥ 0.156
Price per GB processed ¥ 0.072

Pricing Examples

Example 1

If two kafka.t3.smalls are active in the China (Ningxia) region, and your brokers use 50GB of storage* for 31 days in March, you would pay the following for the month:

Broker instance charge

Instance usage (in hours) = 31 days x 24 hrs/day x 2 brokers = 1,488 hours x ¥ 0.2098 (price per hour for a kafka.t3.small) = ¥ 312.18

Storage charge

Storage usage in GB-Hours = 50 GB x 1 month = 50 GB-Months x ¥ 0.664 (the price per GB-Month in China (Ningxia) region) = ¥ 33.2

Total charge = ¥ 312.18 (broker instance charge) + ¥ 33.2 (storage charge) = ¥ 345.38, which is ¥ 11.14/day.

*This workload represents a 100KB/s ingest rate with 24 hour retention and replication factor of 2. Data transfer charges apply and are estimated to be ¥ 33.2/month for this workload.

Example 2

If three kafka.m5.larges are active in the China (Ningxia) region, and your brokers use 1TB of storage for 15 days in March and 2TB of storage for the final 16 days in March, you would pay the following for the month:

Broker instance charge

Instance usage (in hours) = 31 days x 24 hrs/day x 3 brokers = 2,232 hours x ¥ 1.485 (price per hour for a kafka.m5.large) = ¥ 3314.52

Storage charge

Storage usage in GB-Hours = [1000 GB x 15 days x (24 hrs/day)] + [2000 GB x 16 days x (24 hrs/day)] = 1,128,000 GB-Hours

Convert GB-Hours to GB-Months to calculate the monthly charge:

1,128,000 GB-Hours / 24 hrs / 31 days = 1,516.13 GB-Months x ¥ 0.664 (the price per GB-Month in China (Ningxia) region) = ¥ 1006.71

Total charge = ¥ 3314.52 (broker instance charge) + ¥ 1006.71 (storage charge) = ¥ 4321.23

(optional) Provisioned Storage Throughput example
If you choose to turn on provisioned storage throughput and provision 300 MB/s of storage throughput for 31 days in your Amazon MSK cluster with 3 brokers in the China (Ningxia) Region, you would pay the following additional charge on top of the broker instance and storage charges as shown in above examples:

Total charge = (broker instance charge) + (storage charge) + (provisioned storage throughput charge)

Charges

Provisioned storage throughput charges in MB/s-months

Usage

3 brokers x 300 MB/s = 900 MB/s-months

Rate

¥ 0.5312 (the price per MB/s-month in the China (Ningxia) region)

Sub totals

900 MB/s-months x ¥0.5312 = ¥478.08


(optional) Multi-VPC private connectivity example
If you have producers and consumers in different VPCs or Amazon Web Services accounts than your Amazon MSK cluster with 3 brokers in the China (Ningxia) region and you ingest 2MB/s of data and have 2 consumers reading all the data, you can choose to turn on multi-VPC private connectivity to enable cross-VPC connectivity. You would pay the following additional charge on top of the broker instance and storage charges as shown in above examples:

Total MSK charges = (broker instance charge) + (primary storage charge) + (multi-VPC private connectivity charges). 

Charges

Usage

Rate

Sub totals

Multi-VPC private connectivity hourly charges Calculate private-connectivity hours per authentication scheme. Since you are using 1 authentication scheme on a 3-node cluster, you will be charged for 1 unit of private connectivity for 31 days. Total private connectivity hours = 1 unit pf private connectivity x 730 hours in a month = 730 PrivateConnectivity hours

¥ 0.156 per private connectivity-hour-per-authentication scheme

We charge ¥ 0.156 per private connectivity-hour-per-authentication.

Fixed private connectivity charge = 730 x 0.156 = ¥ 113.8

Multi-VPC private connectivity data processing charge Calculate GB processed. Since you are processing a total of 6MB/s (1 producer + 2 consumers) = 21.6 GB/hour.  ¥ 0.072 per GB processed

We charge ¥ 0.072 per GB processed. 

Variable data processing charge = 21.6 x 0.072 x 730 = ¥ 1135.3

Example 3

Let’s assume you have three kafka.m5.large instances active in the China (Ningxia) Amazon Region. You want to retain data for a total of 30 days with 1-days data in the primary storage. You are ingesting 2MB/s of data into your cluster. You want to provision 1TB of primary storage for your real-time processing and store the last 30-days’ worth of data in the low-cost tier. You also want to read all the data stored in the low-cost tier with one application.

Total charges = (broker instance charge) + (primary storage charge) + (low-cost tier charge) + (low-cost tier retrieval charges)

Charges

Usage

Rate

Sub totals

Broker instance charges (instance usage, in hours) 31 days * 24 hrs/day * 3 brokers = 2,232 hours

¥ 1.485 (price per hour for a kafka.m5.large the China (Ningxia) region)

2,232 hours * ¥ 1.485 = ¥ 3314.52

Storage charges in GB-months

Calculate GB-months: 744,000 GB hours / 24 hrs / 31 days = 1000 GB- months

¥ 0.664 (the price per GB-month in the China (Ningxia) region)

1000 GB-months * 0.664= ¥ 664

Low-cost tier Storage charges in GB-month 1. Calculate byte-hrs. Based on your ingest rate of 2MB/s you will accumulate 7,549,747,200 bytes in an hour (2*1024 *1024*3600). Total Byte-Hour usage in a month is (7,549,747,200 *30 days * 24 hours/day = 5,435,817,984,000 Byte-Hours. ¥0.4578  (the price per GB-month in the China (Ningxia) region) We charge ¥ 0.4578 GB-Month. The total storage costs for 30 day retention is =5,062.5*0.4578  = ¥ 2,317.61
2. Converting it to GB-month 5,435,817,984,000 Byte-Hours/1,073,741,824 bytes per GB =5062.5 GB per month.
Low-cost tier data retrieval charges Since you are storing 5062GBs and retrieving all the data with a single application, you will be reading 5,062GBs of data.

¥0.0100  (the price per GB in the China (Ningxia) region)

We charge ¥ 0.0100 per GB. The total retrieval charge = 5,062*0.0100= ¥ 50.62

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