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Free Trials

Zilliz Cloud offers four subscription plans: Free, Serverless, Dedicated (Standard), and Dedicated (Enterprise).

Free plan

This plan is ideal for learning, experimenting, and prototyping.

  • Features

    A cluster on GCP.

  • Cost

    Free. No credit card required.

  • Configuration

    Minimal setup required.

  • Free Trial

    Yes. You can create up to two collections, with each holding roughly 0.5 million 768-dimensional vectors.

  • Recommended user cases

    Opt for this if you're new to vector databases or aiming to quickly develop a prototype.

Serverless plan

This plan is designed for serverless applications with variable or sporadic query volumes.

  • Features

    A serverless cluster on GCP that auto-scales to meet your workload.

  • Cost

    Charged based on the read and write workload you run, with a starting bonus of $100 free credits for new users.

  • Configuration

    Minimal configuration available.

  • Free Trial

    Yes. You can create up to 1 Serverless cluster without adding a payment method.

  • Recommended user cases

    Opt for this if you're aiming to develop a serverless application while saving costs.

Dedicated (Standard) plan

This plan is tailored for applications in dev with customizable workload management.

  • Features

    A dedicated cluster on AWS, GCP, and Azure. Ideal for building applications in dev environment.

  • Cost

    Charged based on usage, with a starting bonus of $100 free credits for new users.

  • Free Trial

    Yes. A 30-day trial is provided. If you associate a Marketplace account with Zilliz Cloud, you'll receive an additional $100 in free credits. Moreover, adding a payment method extends the validity of these credits to a year.

  • Recommended use cases

    Suitable for applications in dev. If the provided 32 CUs aren't adequate, reach out to us for a larger cluster or more credits.

Dedicated (Enterprise) plan

This plan is crafted for production applications with customizable workload management, enhanced features, robust security, and round-the-clock support.

  • Features

    Advanced functionalities with 24/7/365 support.

  • Availability

    On AWS, GCP, and Azure.

  • Cost

    Check our pricing page.

  • Free Trial

    No.

  • Recommended use cases

    Ideal for production applications that require more security controls, monitors and support SLAs. If the provided 256 CUs aren't adequate, reach out to us for a larger cluster or more credits.

Free trial comparison

ItemFreeServerlessDedicated (Standard)
CostFreeFree for a limited timeDeducted from free credits
Trial DurationPermanent30 days30 days
Use CaseQuick startServerless applicationsApplications in dev
Max. collections210Self-provisioned
CUsSharedAuto-scale24 CUs for self-provisioning

For detailed guidelines on cluster creation, refer to our Create Cluster section.