How To: Estimate QCUH


This article will discuss how to estimate the QCUH for a Cluster - the example uses AWS however the technique is relevant to any of the cloud services that Qubole integrates with including Azure and GCP.

How To:

  • Determine the Instance Type for the Cluster.
  • Navigate to
  • Scroll down to the AWS Web Services - QCUH Mapping grid and identify the Equivalent QCUH for the Instance Type selected - consider this Q.
  • Determine the Number of Instances in the Cluster - consider this N. 
  • Determine the Number of Hours the Cluster will run - consider this H. 
  • Estimate the QCUH as follows:

Estimated QCUH = Q * N * H 

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