When it comes to costing/pricing on cloud based platforms such as Azure or AWS, it is always a confusion especially for beginners what various units mean. Let us have a look at some such common unit terminologies.
- SKU – Stock Keeping Unit – A purchasable units in a platform. Ref – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock_keeping_unit
- ACU – Azure Compute Unit – A unit used to compare compute performance across Azure SKUs. Ref – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/acu
- TU – Transaction Unit – Usually 10K transactions = 1 Transaction Unit
- DTU – Database Transaction Unit – Ref – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/purchasing-models#understanding-dtus
- eDTU – elastic DTU – Ref – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/purchasing-models#dtu-based-purchasing-model
- RU – Request Unit – Ref – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/request-units
- DBCU – Databricks Commit Unit – Ref – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/pricing/details/databricks/
- DBU – Databricks Unit – Ref – https://docs.databricks.com/administration-guide/capacity-planning/cmbp.html
- DPU – Database Processing Unit – Ref – https://aws.amazon.com/glue/pricing/
This list will be updated regularly.