Estimate Your Monthly Cost

When you’re ready to order any of the Oracle’s Infrastructure and Platform Cloud (Oracle IaaS/PaaS) services, Oracle provides you with a cost estimator to help you figure out your monthly usage and costs before you commit to a subscription model or an amount.

The cost estimate is automatically calculated based on your choice of the Oracle Cloud service category, its service configurations, and the usage of each resource in the configuration.

The cost estimator gives you an estimate for the Pay-As-You-Go and Monthly Flex subscriptions:

  1. Go to the Cost Estimator page on the Oracle Cloud website.
  2. Browse Oracle’s IaaS or PaaS services, and then click Estimate.
  3. Select a category of cloud services such as Infrastructure or Data Management from the list on the left side of the page.

    The cost estimator displays a set of packages, which represent the services and resources that are typically required to support the selected service category. To see all the packages of the selected service category, scroll to the right.

  4. Select one of the packages, as a starting point for your estimate. The estimator begins calculating the cost for the selected service and package.
  5. In the Configuration Options section, expand each service, use the sliders, or select from the drop-down lists to adjust the values to match your project’s or organization’s needs.

    As soon as you adjust the amount of resources, the cost estimate changes. For some services, the Monthly Flex subscription estimate is lower than the Pay-As-You-Go subscription because standard discounts are applied to the base cost of the Monthly Flex subscription. You'll also see additional discounts in the Monthly Flex Discount bar when you select larger configurations or select a longer subscription period. The amount of the additional discount that’s shown in the Monthly Flex Discount bar is based on the number of instances and other resources that you select.

  6. If you’ve existing software licences for services such as Oracle Database or Oracle Middleware, you can use them to estimate your cost for cloud services. Simply select the BYOL (Bring Your Own License) option from the service packages or under the Configuration Options section.
    For example, If you’ve an existing license for Autonomous Data Warehouse, then select the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud - BYOL package from the service packages set.
    If you’ve an Oracle Database Enterprise Edition license, then select Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance BYOL option from the Edition list under Configuration Options.
    The cost immediately reflects the BYOL pricing, which is typically lower than the normal cloud service costs.
  7. Experiment with different configuration options until you balance the cost with your organization’s needs.
  8. Review your estimates, select a payment plan, and then click Buy Now.
When you’re done, you can save your cost estimates and share them with others in your organization. See Save and Share Your Cost Estimator Results.

Example: Estimating Your Monthly Cost for Oracle Database Cloud Service

In this example, see how you can estimate your monthly cost for Oracle Database Cloud Service based on your requirements.

Follow the steps below:

  1. In the Cost Estimator page, select the Data Management category from the list on the left side of the screen.
  2. From the list of configurations displayed, select Oracle Database Cloud Service and click Add.
  3. In the Configuration Options section of the page, expand Database.
  4. Expand each of the resources under Database such as Number of Instances, Average Days Usage per Month, or Average Hours Usage per Day.
    You’ll see some default values as you expand each item.
  5. Increase the number of instances to 2, one for development, and one for testing.
  6. If required, adjust your values for Average Days Usage per Month or Average Hours Usage per Day, using the slider. By default, they are set to 31 days (in a month) and 24 hours (per day) of usage. If you intend to use the Database service for a lesser period, then adjust the values accordingly.
  7. Select Enterprise Edition High Performance - General Purpose from the Edition drop-down menu to see how this affects the monthly estimate.
  8. Similarly, expand Database Backup and Storage Classic sections and play around with the values. These services are required to set up a secure database environment for development, test, and production.
  9. You can also remove certain sections by clicking the trash icon next to them. For example, if you don’t need Database Backup service, you can remove it by clicking the trash icon.
  10. Notice how the estimates change and how the Monthly Flex discount is computed, based on your selections. To get additional discounts, change the subscription term to a 2-year or a 3-year term in the Monthly Flex Discount bar and see how your discount increases.
  11. When you have estimated all your requirements, select a payment plan, and click Buy Now.
You can also add other configurations in the Data Management category such as Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service or Oracle Big Data Cloud Service to estimate your total cost. Or, you can add other service categories such as Infrastructure or Integration and their configurations, if required, to get your total usage cost estimate.

Save and Share Your Cost Estimator Results

When you are satisfied with your monthly usage estimates, you can save them either by downloading them as a PDF file or exporting them to an .oce file. The .oce file is only used to export and import your saved estimates in the Cost Estimator. This is useful when you want to share and review the quotes with your management, finance, or other concerned departments to get their approval.

Save Your Cost Estimates

To save your cost estimate:
  • In the Cost Estimator page, select from the following options:

    • Load/Save: Click this button to save your service configurations in your browser. Provide a name for your configuration and click Save. Note that this action is browser specific. You can’t use a configuration that you saved on Google Chrome in Firefox, or vice versa.

    • Save as PDF: Click this button to save the estimates as a PDF file. This is useful for presenting the estimates to the concerned departments. The PDF is read-only.

    • Export: Click this button to export the estimates to an .oce file. This is useful if you’ve to share the estimates with the reviewers or make changes to them later. The reviewers can then import the .oce file to their own Cost Estimator pages and make changes, if required.

Import or Load Your Saved Estimates

If you want to make changes to your saved estimates or you’re reviewing them, you can do so by importing them to the Cost Estimator. You can also load previously saved service configurations on your browser to continue with your estimation.

To import or load your saved cost estimate, use any of the following options:
  • Load/Save: Click this button to load your saved service configurations. Note that this action is browser specific.
    1. Click Select Saved Configuration.

    2. Select a saved configuration and then click Load.

  • Import: Click this button to import any previously exported estimates. Ensure that you’ve exported the estimates to an.oce file.
    • Browse for the .oce file and click Open.

The saved estimates appear in the Cost Estimator page. You can then make changes as required.