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Rockset is the search and analytics database built for the cloud. It separates compute-storage and compute-compute for efficiency at any scale.

How pricing works


Virtual instances are distributed compute for data ingestion and queries. Autoscale, suspend and resume virtual instances on demand.

How compute scales:


Based on the rate of streaming ingest and ingest latency. Stream continuously or use microbatching.


Based on the type of query, QPS and query latency. Selective queries use the search index to avoid expensive scans on large data sets.


Rockset uses NVMe SSDs to serve millisecond latency queries. Built-in fault tolerance with cloud-object storage for durability, at no extra cost.

How storage scales:

Data indexed

Based on the total size of indexed data, after compression. Rollup data and drop unused indexes to reduce the storage footprint.

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How Rockset compares

What's included
Elasticsearch & Other databases
Compute- storage separation. Fast, independent scaling of compute and storage.
Compute-compute separation. Separate ingestion and indexing compute from queries. No overprovisioning.
Fully-managed service. No managing servers, clusters, shards, nodes and indexes.
Query Lambdas. SQL APIs to go to production faster.
Native connectors to Kafka, DynamoDB, MongoDB, S3 and more. Zero ETL. 
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Rockset delivered true real-time indexing and queries that didn’t just match Elasticsearch, but did so at much lower operational effort and cost.

Emmanuel Fuentes,
Head of Machine Learning and Data Platforms

Explore editions

from $0 / month
Get started prototyping with a free forever tier.
from $0.3216 / hour
Build applications and access core functionality.
from $0.4824 / hour
Build applications at scale, with granular monitoring and security controls.
Core Features
Shared virtual instance
Native data connectors, client libraries and SDKs
Ingestion transformations and rollups
Query Lambdas
Everything in developer plus:
Dedicated virtual instances
Multiple virtual instances for different workloads
Production metrics, snapshot and restore
Standard SSO and RBAC
Everything in standard plus:
Advanced streaming data performance
Advanced scaling capabilities
Advanced monitoring and data protection
Advanced security and compliance
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Frequently asked questions

What does the free trial include?
The free trial is up to 14 days and includes $300 in credits to get started.
What happens after the free trial?
The free trial ends when you have either consumed $300 in credits or 14 days have elapsed. At that time, you can move to the free tier which is a shared pool of resources that can handle peak streaming rate of 50 KiB/s and up to 100 GB of storage. You can also swipe your credit card and use any virtual instance in the developer or standard editions. Contact us to use the premium edition.
Is there a free forever option?
Yes, Rockset offers a free tier as part of its developer. The free tier is a shared pool of resources that can support up to 2 GB of storage.
What is a virtual instance?
A virtual instance is a distributed set of compute and memory resources used for streaming ingestion and queries. With Rockset’s separation of compute-storage, you can spin up or down Virtual Instances on demand or configure auto-scaling. Virtual instances are separate from data storage.
Virtual instances come in different t-shirt sizes- Xsmall, Small, Medium, Large, etc.- with the amount of compute and memory scaling linearly as you increase size (ie: Small has double the compute and memory of XSmall).
What is the difference between the general purpose and memory optimized instance class?
Instance classes have different mixes of memory and compute. The general purpose instance class balances compute and memory resources and can be used for various use cases. The memory-optimized instance class provides double the amount of memory compared to the general purpose instance class. We recommend starting with the general purpose instance class for performance testing.
What is the difference between shared virtual instances and dedicated virtual instances?
A virtual instance is a distributed set of compute and memory resources used for streaming ingestion and queries. A shared virtual instance shares a global resource pool and can see bursty performance. A dedicated virtual instance is a set of isolated resources for your account for predictable performance.
How does Rockset ingest data?
Rockset supports data ingestion from streams, databases, data lakes and data warehouses using built-in connectors or the Write API. Data is ingested into a collection, or a table in the relational world, that can be joined with data from other collections and sources. Rockset offers a number of ingestion transformations using SQL, including rollups or pre-aggregations.
Rockset streaming data ingestion uses compute and memory resources from Virtual Instances. For some data sources, Rockset offers bulk ingestion which is automatically triggered during an initial data load. With bulk ingestion , multiple virtual machines are spun up to quickly ingest data and then spun down when ingestion is complete. This makes the initial data load very fast and efficient.
How does Rockset secure my data?
Rockset is offered as a fully-managed cloud service and encrypts data in flight and at rest. It offers a number of security features related to authentication, authorization, data segregation, networking, encryption and logging that are outlined in Rockset’s documentation. Rockset is also compliant with SOC 2 Type II, GDPR, CCPA and HIPAA.
How does Rockset design for high availability and disaster recovery?
The Rockset platform is built to take full advantage of cloud infrastructure services and automated system healing using Kubernetes. Rockset has tiered storage and stores data in hot storage for performance and object storage for durability. Its virtual instances can easily recover from one or multiple hardware failures with little to no impact on requests to the Rockset service. Learn more about how Rockset designs for high availability and disaster recovery in this guide.
Does Rockset have autoscaling?
Rockset autoscales Virtual Instances up and down based on CPU utilization thresholds. This enables you to meet performance requirements without paying for unused compute resources.
How can I reduce storage costs?
Rockset separates storage from compute. As a result, all workloads can access the same shared, real-time data without any data duplication.
There are several methods available to further reduce the storage costs in Rockset including the following:
  • Retention: Set a retention duration for a collection to automatically drop older data
  • Compression: Compress data to reduce storage size using LZ4 and Zstandard
  • Real-time aggregations: Rollup data or pre-aggregate data at ingest time, combining multiple documents into one
How does storage pricing scale?
Rockset has a tiered pricing model to offer more cost efficiency as storage sizes scale. The pricing tiers range from: 0-100 GB, 100 GB - 1 TB, 1 TB- 100 TB and 100+ TB. A user pays per-tier pricing for their respective storage range. For example, a user with data stored in the AWS us-west-2 region with 15 TB of storage will pay $0.25 per GB-month for the first 100GB,  $0.20 per GB-month for the next 900 GB, and $0.16/GB-month for the remaining 14 TB.
How can I reduce compute costs?
Rockset separates compute from compute. As a result, you can spin up and down isolated virtual instances for ingestion and queries. This makes it cost-effective to run multiple workloads, multi-tenant applications, dev/test environments and more on Rockset.
There are several methods available to reduce compute costs in Rockset including the following:
Does Rockset provide technical support and Service Level Agreements?
Yes, Rockset provides basic support that includes access to email and livechat in the product for help. Rockset also has business support and priority support outlined in documentation.