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  • Delivers insights at scale | Embed in apps and websites | Ask questions of your data


    Authors can create and share dashboards with other users in the account. With Q, Authors can explore their data simply by asking questions, set verified answers, and fine-tune Q to better align with business domains.

      Month-to-month With annual commitment
    Authors $24/month $18/month
    Authors with Q $34/month $28/month
    Accounts enabled with Q are charged a $250/month Q base fee.


    Readers in QuickSight can explore interactive dashboards, receive email reports, and download data. With Q, Readers can explore topics shared with them by simply asking questions. QuickSight offers two reader pricing models: User pricing and Capacity pricing.

    User pricing

    Individual user-based pricing which is ideal for Business Intelligence (BI) applications or embedded use cases with high usage per user.

    $0.30/session up to $5 max/month
    Readers with Q
    $0.30/session up to $10 max/month
    Accounts enabled with Q are charged a $250/month Q base fee.

    Capacity pricing

    Capacity pricing allows QuickSight customers to purchase reader sessions or Q questions in bulk, without having to provision individual readers in QuickSight. Capacity pricing is ideal for embedded applications or large-scale BI deployments.

    Reader session capacity pricing
    Type Capacity (# of sessions)   Price
    Overage charge per additional session
    Monthly plan 500/month $250/month $0.50
    Annual plan 50,000/year $20,000/year $0.40
    Annual plan 200,000/year $57,600/year $0.28
    Annual plan 400,000/year $96,000/year $0.24
    Annual plan 800,000/year $162,000/year $0.20
    Annual plan 1,600,000/year $258,000/year $0.16
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    Capacity pricing is also required for programmatic refresh of dashboards for near real-time data rendering. Annual commitments to capacity pricing also provides: 

    • Priority scheduling for AWS’s Data Lab program, which provides hands-on architectural solution guidance.
    • An option to remove “Powered by QuickSight” branding.
    Q questions capacity pricing
    Type Capacity (# of questions) Price
    Overage charge per additional question
    Monthly plan 500/month $250/month $0.50
    Annual plan 60,000/year $18,000/year $0.30
    Annual plan 600,000/year $120,000/year $0.20
    Annual plan 1,000,000+/year
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    Accounts enabled with Q are charged a $250/month Q base fee.

    Alerts and Anomaly Detection

    Amazon QuickSight supports threshold-based or automatic (ML-powered anomaly detection) alerts which alert you of important changes in your data. Alerts are priced based on metrics evaluated.

    Metrics evaluated Price/1,000 metrics evaluated
    1 - 1,000,000
    1,000,001 - 10,000,000
    10,000,001 - 100,000,000
    1 metric corresponds to evaluation of a value (threshold alert) or value trend (anomaly detection) at a given point in time.


    An in-memory data store engineered to scale automatically and provide fast, consistent performance for thousands of users and datasets with millions of rows, saving time and money. Learn more

    Per GB/month
    10 GB spice allocation included with every QuickSight author license. SPICE capacity may be added and removed at any time of the month. Each SPICE dataset supports max. 250M rows in Amazon QuickSight Enterprise edition.


    1. Who is a QuickSight “Reader”?
    A QuickSight Reader is a user who consumes interactive dashboards. Readers can log in via their organization’s preferred authentication mechanism (QuickSight username/password, SAML portal or AD auth), view shared dashboards, filter data, drill down to details or export data as a CSV file, using a web browser or mobile app. Readers do not have any allocated SPICE capacity.  Programmatic or automated queries for reader sessions or dashboards must use QuickSight capacity pricing.
    2. What is a Reader Session?
    A Reader Session is an interval of time during which a QuickSight Reader can access dashboards and interact with data for a fixed, per-session charge.
    3. How long is a Reader Session?
    Amazon QuickSight Reader sessions are of 30-minute duration each. Each session is charged at $0.30 with maximum charges of $5 per Reader in a month.
    4. When does a Reader Session start and end?
    A Reader Session starts with user-initiated action (e.g., login, dashboard load, page refresh, drill-down or filtering) and runs for next 30-minutes. Keeping Amazon QuickSight open in a background browser window/tab does not result in active sessions until the Reader initiates action on page.
    5. Will a Reader be logged out after a 30-minute session?
    No, Reader sessions are transparent to the QuickSight Reader. Reader sessions will be automatically renewed in 30-minute intervals, and time out 30 minutes after start upon inactivity. Readers will only be logged out of QuickSight when their authentication expires, which is dependent on the authentication scheme in place (can be one of QuickSight-only users, SAML/Open ID Connect or Active Directory).
    6. Will a Reader be charged if QuickSight is open in a browser in a background tab?
    No, Amazon QuickSight being open in a background tab will not result in usage charges. A session is only initiated when there is explicit Reader activity on the QuickSight web application. If QuickSight is moved to the background or minimized, there will be no additional sessions charged until the Reader interacts with QuickSight again.
    7. What does the $5/mo. max on reader charges (when billed using per user model) mean?
    Readers are charged at $0.30/session for the first 16 sessions in a calendar month. The 17th session in the month is charged at $0.20/session, after which there are no more charges for the month. The reader has unlimited access to QuickSight for $5 charge accrued from the first 17 sessions of the month.
    8. Do I have to pay for emailed reports from QuickSight?
    QuickSight users that are Authors receive unlimited email reports as part of their monthly subscription. Readers (per-user pricing model) are billed $0.30 (1 reader session) for each email report they receive, up to the monthly max charge of $5/reader. Each $0.30 charge for an email report also provides the user with credit for a QuickSight session within the calendar month that can be used at any time they log into their account.
    9. Are readers charged for email reports after they hit the $5 monthly max charge for Readers?
    No, all charges for a reader (per-user pricing model) are capped at $5/month. Readers will have unlimited access to both email reports and interactive dashboards after the monthly max charge of $5/reader.
    10. How can I get started with Amazon QuickSight?
    To get started, sign up to Amazon Quicksight, with 4 authors free in trial for 30 days. If you choose to enable Q, the $250/month base fee is also waived for these 30 days as part of the trial.

    Session capacity pricing

    1. What is session capacity pricing?
    QuickSight’s session capacity pricing model allows purchase of sessions in bulk at discounted rates, for use across large user populations for embedded or BI use cases. With this model, the per-session costs decrease with commitments to larger usage.
    2. When do I use capacity pricing?
    Capacity pricing is beneficial when QuickSight dashboards need to be displayed to a large audience with dispersed usage, or in situations where the user population is expected to continuously grow. In both cases, the discounts on per-session pricing available with capacity pricing allow reduction in QuickSight costs over time. Session capacity pricing also allows use of QuickSight for programmatic access for display on large screens/monitors for consumption by multiple end users.
    3. How long is a Session?
    Amazon QuickSight Reader sessions are of 30-minute duration each. Each session capacity provides a specific number of sessions included, after which customers will be charged at the overage rate indicated for any additional sessions consumed for the duration of the capacity.
    4. Will an end-user be logged out after a 30-minute session?
    No, sessions are transparent to the end-user. Sessions will be renewed in 30-minute intervals, and time out 30 minutes after start upon inactivity. In case of embedded sessions, the host application will be responsible for renewing sessions based on setup.


    1. What is the $250/month base fee for Q?
    Q provisions dedicated hardware capacity underneath the hood per customer to provide consistently fast query performance for our customers. This allows Q to be used by authors and readers in the account (author/reader add-on or question charges as indicated above) and is charged for every AWS region where Q is enabled.
    2. I’m using QuickSight user-based pricing. How much do I pay for Q?
    Q’s user-based pricing includes three main components: a) $10 add-on price per month for all authors in the account, b) Reader session monthly cap of up to $10 per month (from $5 per month without Q), c) $250 per month base fee to enable Q for the account. 
    3. I’m using QuickSight with capacity-based pricing to scale to 10s of 1000s of users. How much would I pay to add Q?
    If you are using capacity-based pricing for sessions, you can continue to purchase question capacities for Q. Author monthly add-on fee and monthly base fee applies.
    4. I have an Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition account, and want to add Q. Is there a free trial?
    Yes, for existing Enterprise Edition customers, QuickSight offers a 30-day Q free trial, which provides a waiver of the $250/month base fee as well as a waiver of the $10/month add-on fee for 4 authors, for the first 30 days.
  • Standard Edition
  • Ideal for personal data analysis and exploration

    Create and publish interactive dashboards


    with annual subscription

    $12/user/mo. paying month to month

    10GB/user of SPICE capacity
    $0.25/GB for additional capacity
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  •   Enterprise Edition Standard Edition
    Free trial authors (30 Days) 4 4
    Included SPICE capacity 10 GB/User 10 GB/User
    Embedded dashboards  
    Embedded dashboard authoring  
    Connect to spreadsheets, databases, data lakes, and business apps
    Easily analyze data with AutoGraph
    Publish dashboards for interactive data access
    Single-Sign-On with SAML or OpenID Connect
    Web and mobile access
    Drill-down to detail and customize filters
    Enable audit logs with AWS CloudTrail
    Email reports  
    Securely access data in private VPCs and on-prem  
    Row level security  
    Hourly refresh of SPICE data  
    Secure data encryption at rest  
    Connect to active directory  
    Use active directory groups  
    Folders for governed sharing  
    Customized user permissions  
    APIs NEW!  
    Namespaces for multi-tenancy NEW!  
    ML Insights NEW!  
    Templates for programmatic dashboard creation  NEW!  
    Themes for dashboard customization  NEW!  
    Fine-grained access control over AWS data sources (e.g. S3, Athena)  NEW!  
    250M rows of data per SPICE data set  NEW!  


    I have a Standard Edition account. Can I add readers?
    No, Readers with Pay-per-Session pricing are a feature of Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition. If you have a Standard Edition account, you can upgrade to Enterprise Edition via the QuickSight management page.

    Can I upgrade from Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition?
    Yes, Standard Edition account accounts can be upgraded to Enterprise Edition through the QuickSight management page. Existing authentication details and user data will be seamlessly migrated to Enterprise Edition. Enterprise Edition rates for user and SPICE capacity will apply.

    Can I downgrade from Enterprise Edition to Standard Edition?
    No, you will not be able to downgrade from Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition to Standard Edition. Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition offers enhanced functionality such as QuickSight Readers, connectivity to data sources in Private VPC, row-level security, hourly refresh of SPICE data as well as AD connectivity and group-based management of assets for AD accounts. Due to the differences in feature set, a downgrade might result in loss of data connectivity and security, and as a result, this option is not supported.