We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Basically, it is not cheap.
You pay based on the data that you are storing in the data warehouse and there are no maintenance costs.
The whole licensing system is based on credit points. That means you commit to using it and you pay for what you use. You can also make a license agreement with the company so that you buy credit points and then you use them. So if you buy credit points that you think will last you for a year, you pay a certain amount of money and then you have these credit points available. What you do not use in one year can be carried over to the next year and it is that easy. The advantage of buying more is that you get a discount when you buy a bigger package with more credits.
Pricing can be confusing for customers. For example, if a customer is asking for an estimate of the price, it's hard to tell because it is not easy to measure. Improvement on the pricing and how it is presented is needed.
It's an expensive solution. We can't predict exactly how much until we've streamlined everything and the user requirements have been completed, but normally they charge on the storage, which depends upon the average storage amount used for the month.
Snowflake computing is very affordable. Less expensive than Redshift.