Flexible pricing models

Choose the IBM Cloud Pak® for Data pricing option that best suits your unique needs and IT landscape. License self-managed software optimized for your cloud environment or be ready to scale with fully managed service plans on the IBM public cloud.

Software license                   Pay-As-You-Go

Deployment options

Choose the solution that best suits your needs.

IBM Cloud Pak® for Data

This open, extensible data and AI platform is built on Red Hat® OpenShift® and can be deployed on any cloud.

IBM Cloud Pak for Data as a Service

Access a set of IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform services that are fully managed on the IBM public cloud and brought to your data through IBM Cloud Satellite™.

Software license (self-managed)

IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Cloud-native by design, the platform provides a modular foundation to flexibly deliver the integrated data and AI services you need on your environment of choice. Access the software on any cloud or as part of a hyperconverged infrastructure solution. Talk with a representative for a customized quote, and ask how you can save more when you commit to a longer-term plan. Includes restricted Red Hat® OpenShift® for free. 

Starting at USD 699 per VPC/month¹

Pay-As-You-Go or subscription (fully managed)

IBM Cloud Pak for Data as a Service

Access IBM Cloud Pak for Data services and leave management to IBM Cloud®. Pay-As-You-Go pricing lets you scale services and pay only for what you use², or commit to a subscription for discounts. Or explore the following Data Fabric use case packages.

Not sure which option is best for you? Have questions or need to build a custom plan?


¹ A virtual processor core (VPC) is a unit of measurement that is used to determine the cost of IBM services. It is based on the number of virtual cores dedicated to a service's instance or runtime.

² Costs shown are based on pay-as-you-go list prices and estimated usage. Actual cost per month will vary depending on usage and any additional services or capabilities purchased.

³ Starting price excludes Watson Query. To include Watson Query, please contact Sales.