Find a plan to power your data lake


Perfect for basic data exploration & learning Starburst


Limit of three free clusters

Get started with:

  • Support for 18+ data sources and 10+ clients
  • Universal search across all your connected data
  • Automatic data cataloging
  • Galaxy metastore
  • Role-based access control
  • Data products
  • 3 standard execution clusters
  • Idle shutdown
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For launching to production with the option to scale


per credit

Everything in the Free plan, plus:

  • Accelerated (Warp Speed) and fault-tolerant cluster types with autoscaling and cluster scheduling
  • Additional attribute-based access controls down to the row-level
  • Support for service accounts
  • SSO & SCIM
  • In-app support
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For teams with more support and performance needs


Contact us for volume discounts

Everything in the Pro plan, plus:

  • Priority support and SLAs
  • Tailored onboarding
  • Custom pricing and scaling options




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$500 in free credits for new customers

New customers get $500 in free credits to fully explore and conduct an assessment of Starburst Galaxy. Credits expire after 30 days, but you won’t be charged unless you decide to upgrade.

Always free tier

All customers get access to three, forever free clusters for basic data exploration and for learning Starburst.


Only pay for what you use

Our usage-based pricing model means you only pay for the compute you use. One credit represents one hour of computational resources per worker in a running cluster. You are charged monthly for the number of credits you use each month, and credits are billed by the second with a minimum of one minute.


per credit


0 Credits per hour


1 Credit per hour


2 Credits per hour


4 Credits per hour


8 Credits per hour


16 Credits per hour


32 Credits per hour


64 Credits per hour

Pricing Use Cases Examples

Starburst Galaxy is used for a variety of use cases. Included below are two examples of usage.

Basic Data Visualization

Get quick answers in your analytics tool of choice.

  • Using Starburst Galaxy to enable queries in a business intelligence tool to answer critical business questions
  • Self-service, ad hoc analysis of data in a data lake and beyond

One small cluster * 8 hours a day


per day

Enterprise Data Analysis

High concurrency petabyte-scale analytics

  • Using Starburst Galaxy to execute critical large BI reporting jobs
  • Multi-department, large scale analytics

One X-large cluster * 20 hours a day


per day

Frequently Asked Questions & Examples

What clouds does Starburst Galaxy run on?

Starburst Galaxy is available on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Can I sign-up for Starburst Galaxy on my cloud provider’s marketplace?

Yes, you can sign up on the AWS Marketplace, Azure Marketplace and the Google Cloud Marketplace.

Can I run Starburst Galaxy in my own cloud environment?

Starburst Galaxy will connect to your data from the same region for AWS, Google Cloud & Azure to minimize data transfer costs. We don’t deploy the software into your environment to provide the full SaaS experience and take management, security patches and upgrades off your plate. If you are looking to deploy Starburst in your own VPC you should take a look at our self managed Starburst Enterprise offering.

What’s the difference between Starburst Galaxy and Starburst Enterprise?

Starburst Galaxy is managed and maintained by Starburst available on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. In comparison, Starburst Enterprise can run on-premise and in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Red Hat Openshift, but are managed and maintained by the customer.

As Starburst Galaxy is a fully-managed offering, patching and upgrades are handled seamlessly providing you instantly with the latest features and performance improvements.

Is there a charge for additional users?

There is no charge for additional users.

Where should I start with the size of my cluster?

Pricing is fully usage based. You can easily change your cluster sizes at any time. We recommend starting with a smaller size cluster and moving up to a larger size as your SLAs, concurrency or workloads require.

Start Free with
Starburst Galaxy

Up to $500 in usage credits included

  • Query your data lake fast with Starburst's best-in-class MPP SQL query engine
  • Get up and running in less than 5 minutes
  • Easily deploy clusters in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
For more deployment options:
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