Virtual Quant Lab ("VQL") Cloud Usage Pricing

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QuantGo provides a private and secure cloud for your computer instances called a Virtual Quant Lab(“VQL”). The VQL is built on Amazon’s AWS Cloud infrastructure and you launch and manage your computer instances from QuantGo’s web console.

Your monthly cost for a VQL is based on your usage and is billed to your Credit Card at the end of every month. Real-time cost monitoring and email notifications available in the web console.

Usage costs are the standard cloud related costs, including:

  • Computer Instance Usage. The hourly cost is based on the operating system (windows or linux) and AWS instance type being used. Amazon AWS provides a range of instance types optimized to fit different use cases. Instance types comprise varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity and give you the flexibility to choose the appropriate mix of resources for your needs. Each instance type includes one or more instance sizes, allowing you to scale your resources to the requirements of your target workload. There is no charge when your instance is stopped. To learn about the instance sizes and types please read aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/. View Detailed Pricing below for available QuantGo instance types and hourly cost.
  • Persistent Storage. Each computer instance can have upto 10 virtual disk volumes, each of which has a maximum size of 1 Terabyte. Disk volume storate is charged per Gb per month, currently $0.05 per Gb per month and I/O requests at $0.05 per 1 million I/O requests. Typically I/O requests are only a very small part of your monthly bill.
  • Data Transfer. Transfer into your VQL and between computer instances in your VQL is free. Data transfer out of your VQL is free for the first 1Gb and then $0.122 per Gb. View Detailed Pricing below.
  • Data Gateway. Each VQL has a Data Gateway instance through which all data passes. It is only active when you have an instances running (Eg. started) in the VQL. You can select the instance type for the Data Gateway and this defines the hourly charge for it. The default size for the Data Gateway is an m1.small computer instance. See instance pricing below.
  • IP Address. There is a monthly fee for the public IP address assigned to your VQL. You are billed per hour when the VQL is not in use at $0.006 per hour for a monthly maximum of $4.64.
  • You are only billed for your computer instance usage when they are running (eg. started). Because you pay per Gb per month for volume disk storage, for large amounts of historical data it is more cost effective to access Data Services and download the data on-demand instead of saving it. Data download into your VQL is free.

Example Monthly VQL Pricing

Assume you are remotely logging into a Windows operating system on a medium instance (m3.medium) with 100Gb of persistent storage (volume disk) for 8 hours per day Monday through Friday. That is 172 hours per month. The Data Gateway is the default small instance (m1.small). Your monthly costs are:

  • Computer Instance (m3.medium). 172 hours * $0.160 per hour = $27.52
  • Data Gateway (m1.small). 172 hours * $0.053 per hour = $9.12
  • Persistent Storage. 100 gb * $0.12 per GB = $8.60
  • Data Transfer Out. Typically monthly usage for RDP less than 1Gb. Cost=$0
  • IP Address. 572 hours * $0.006 per hour = $3.43

Estimated Total Monthly is $48.67

A linux operating system and same usage and configuration would be $35.59 for the month as linux m3.medium is $0.84 per hour.

VQL Detailed Pricing

Region: US East (N. Virginia) Amazon Instances Generation:
Choose OS:

Instant Prices and Types us-east-1

Type vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance Storage (GB) Price
General Purpose - Current Generation
t2.micro 1 1 ebsonly $0.016 per Hour
t2.small 1 2 ebsonly $0.031 per Hour
t2.medium 2 4 ebsonly $0.062 per Hour
m3.medium 1 3.75 1 x 4 SSD $0.084 per Hour
m3.large 2 7.5 1 x 32 SSD $0.168 per Hour
m3.xlarge 4 15 2 x 40 SSD $0.336 per Hour
m3.2xlarge 8 30 2 x 80 SSD $0.672 per Hour
Compute Optimized - Current Generation
c4.large 2 3.75 ebsonly $0.139 per Hour
c4.xlarge 4 7.5 ebsonly $0.278 per Hour
c4.2xlarge 8 15 ebsonly $0.557 per Hour
c4.4xlarge 16 30 ebsonly $1.114 per Hour
c4.8xlarge 36 60 ebsonly $2.227 per Hour
c3.large 2 3.75 2 x 16 SSD $0.126 per Hour
c3.xlarge 4 7.5 2 x 40 SSD $0.252 per Hour
c3.2xlarge 8 15 2 x 80 SSD $0.504 per Hour
c3.4xlarge 16 30 2 x 160 SSD $1.008 per Hour
c3.8xlarge 32 60 2 x 320 SSD $2.016 per Hour
GPU Instances - Current Generation
g2.2xlarge 8 15 60 SSD $0.780 per Hour
g2.8xlarge 32 60 2 x 120 SSD $3.120 per Hour
Memory Optimized - Current Generation
r3.large 2 15 1 x 32 SSD $0.210 per Hour
r3.xlarge 4 30.5 1 x 80 SSD $0.420 per Hour
r3.2xlarge 8 61 1 x 160 SSD $0.840 per Hour
r3.4xlarge 16 122 1 x 320 SSD $1.680 per Hour
r3.8xlarge 32 244 2 x 320 SSD $3.360 per Hour
Storage Optimized - Current Generation
i2.xlarge 4 30.5 1 x 800 SSD $1.024 per Hour
i2.2xlarge 8 61 2 x 800 SSD $2.046 per Hour
i2.4xlarge 16 122 4 x 800 SSD $4.092 per Hour
i2.8xlarge 32 244 8 x 800 SSD $8.184 per Hour
d2.xlarge 4 30.5 3 x 2000 HDD $0.828 per Hour
d2.2xlarge 8 61 6 x 2000 HDD $1.656 per Hour
d2.4xlarge 16 122 12 x 2000 HDD $3.312 per Hour
d2.8xlarge 36 244 24 x 2000 HDD $6.624 per Hour

Disk Storage (Disk Volumes) Pricing US East (N. Virginia)

Each instance has one or more Elastic Block Storage volumes(equivalent to a disk volume) attached to it. Each volume has a maximum size of 1 Terabye (1000Gb) with upto 10 volumes per instance for a maximum of 10 Tb per instance.

Disk volumes charges:

Data Transfer Pricing us-east-1

Data Transfer IN To VQL From
Internet Free
Another Region (from any Service) Free
Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SQS, or Amazon SimpleDB in the same AWS Region Free
Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS and Amazon ElastiCache instances or Elastic Network Interfaces in the same Availability Zone
Using a private IP address Free
Using a public or Elastic IP address $0.012 per GB
Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS and Amazon ElastiCache instances or Elastic Network Interfaces in another Availability Zone in the same AWS Region $0.012 per GB
Data Transfer OUT From VQL To
Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SQS, Amazon SimpleDB in the same AWS Region Free
Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, or Amazon ElastiCache instances, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, or Elastic Network Interfaces in the same Availability Zone
Using a private IP address Free
Using a public or Elastic IP address $0.012 per GB
Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS or Amazon ElastiCache instances, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, or Elastic Network Interfaces in another Availability Zone in the same AWS Region $0.012 per GB
Between Amazon EC2 regions $0.024 per GB
Amazon CloudFront Free
Data Transfer OUT From VQL To Internet
First 1 GB / month Free
Up to 10 TB / month $0.108 per GB
Next 40 TB / month $0.102 per GB
Next 100 TB / month $0.084 per GB
Next 350 TB / month $0.060 per GB
Next 524 TB / month Contact us
Next 4 PB / month Contact us
Greater than 5 PB / month Contact us

Note: If you are transferring data into your VQL from a computer instance in the US-East AWS region there may be a $0.01 per Gb charge, please contact QuantGo.

VQL IP address Pricing US East (N. Virginia)

Each VQL has one public IP address associated with it. There is no charge for this when one or more VQL user instances are running. There is a $0.006 hourly charge when there are none running.