System Usage & Billing¶
All Snowflake costs are based on usage of data storage and compute resources:
Usage for data storage is calculated on the daily average amount of data (in bytes) stored in the system for:
Files staged for bulk data loading/unloading (can be stored compressed or uncompressed).
Database tables, including historical data for Time Travel (always compressed by Snowflake).
Fail-safe for database tables (always compressed by Snowflake).
Clones of database tables that reference data deleted in the table that owns the clones.
Usage for compute resources is calculated based on the number of Snowflake credits consumed by virtual warehouses for executing queries, loading/unloading data, and performing other DML operations.
Snowflake provides numerous methods, in both the web interface and SQL, for monitoring and controlling your storage and credit usage.