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QuickSight offers per-user pricing for admins, authors, and readers - ideal for Business Intelligence (BI) applications and embedded use cases with high per-user activity in a month.
With annual commitment
Max charge of $5/month ($0.30 session)
See capacity pricing option below
1 session = 30 minutes from sign in. There's no limit on the number of dashboards that may be consumed during a session.
Reader session capacity pricing
QuickSight offers session capacity pricing for embedded analytics and BI deployments at large scale - where average session consumption per user is low (fewer than 10 sessions/month) but aggregate session usage is high. Session capacity pricing allows deployments without user provisioning, and is required for programmatic refresh of dashboards for near real-time data rendering.
An annual commitment to session capacity pricing provides two additional benefits. Customers receive priority scheduling for AWS’s Data Lab program, which provides hands-on architectural solution guidance. Also, it allows customers to remove the “Powered by QuickSight” branding.
1 session = 30 minutes from sign in. Sessions available within a capacity can be used anytime during the commitment period, allowing flexibility for production ramp-up, lean/busy periods, and unexpected user spikes. Once the session capacity is exhausted, additional sessions incur an overage charge. Session capacities are charged based on session usage every month (no up-front payments needed). Any shortfall in commitment is settled at the end of the commitment period.
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.
Price/1,000 metrics evaluated
1 - 1,000,000
1,000,001 - 9,000,000
9,000,001 - 90,000,000
1 metric corresponds to evaluation of a value (threshold alert) or value trend (auto alerts) at a given point in time
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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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Session capacity pricing
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where can customers sign up for session capacity?
Customers (account admins) can sign up for session capacity for an account in the QuickSight product. Once the admins log into the product and click on Manage QuickSight under user profile (on the top right of the product), they are taken to administration section. In this, they click on “Your subscriptions” in the left menu, which will take them to Readers and Authors subscriptions. Under Readers subscription, they see their current plan (which is pay per user) and an option to sign up for a monthly or annual session capacity.
What is an overage session?
Overage sessions are reader sessions that are used over/beyond the committed sessions included in the session capacity. For e.g. in monthly session capacity, 500 sessions are included in the monthly fee. Any reader sessions over 500 sessions are overage sessions and customers are charged at corresponding overage $/session.
How are customers billed?
Monthly session capacity: Customers are billed at the end of the month for the monthly $250 fee and any overage sessions accrued at $0.50/overage session. Monthly plan runs from calendar month to calendar month. Customers can sign up for a monthly session capacity in middle of the month, in which case they will have prorated number of session at prorated monthly fee (for e.g. if a customer signs up for a monthly plan on November 16, then they will get 250 sessions at $125 monthly fee for that month).
Annual session capacity: Customers are billed at the end of the month based on usage. Annual session capacity can be subscribed anytime and they run for a year from then on. If a customer signs up for an 800,000 session capacity, their annual commitment is $162,000 with overage session price at $0.20/session. Every month they are billed on sessions used. If the cumulative sessions used at the end of the month is more than 800,000, then customers are charged at $0.20/session (overage price) for the sessions used for that month that are over 800,000. At the end of commitment, if customers have not used all the committed 800,000 sessions, then they will be charged with a one-time fee for unused sessions.
Can customers upgrade from one session capacity to another?
Yes, customers can upgrade to session capacity anytime. They can upgrade from a monthly session capacity to an annual session capacity and from an annual session capacity to any higher annual session capacity. These changes can from done from within the QuickSight product under “Your subscriptions” section of administration section.
Can customers switch from session capacity pricing to pay per user?
Customers can switch from monthly session capacity pricing to pay per reader. The switch takes effect at the start of the following month. This change can from done from within the QuickSight product under “Your subscriptions” section of administration section.
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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.