Flexible pricing and deployment options that ensure you only pay for what you use.

Flexibility that Scales


Simple usage-based pricing ensures you don’t get locked into big contracts.

Custom Deployments

Choose from fully-managed Serverless, Private Clusters, or Enterprise deployments.

Every Cloud

Deploy to AWS, Azure, and GCP. Available in nearly every region worldwide.

Volume Discounts

Chat with our sales team for access to deeper discounts when you commit to usage.



The Ascend Unified Data Engineering Platform comes standard with all the following features.
No special bundles, tiers, or packages required.

Ascend Ingest

  • Prebuilt & Custom Connectors
  • Automated Change Detection
  • Automated Data Profiling
  • Automated Data Reformating

Ascend Build

  • Declarative Data Pipielines
  • Interactive Pipeline Builder
  • Queryable Pipelines
  • Git & CICD Integration

Ascend Integrate

  • Notebook Connectors
  • BI Integration via JDBC
  • Structured Data Lake
  • Records API & SDKs

Ascend Run

  • Intelligent Persistence
  • Data & Job Deduplication
  • Dynamic Partitioning
  • Automated Backfill
  • Automated Spark Management

Ascend Govern

  • Automated Cataloging
  • Data Lineage Tracking
  • Resource Costing & Reporting
  • Activity Monitoring & Reporting
  • Secure Data Feeds
  • Data Garbage Collection

Deployment Options


Multiple deployment options and add-ons to fit your needs.

Unified Data Engineering



(as in free*)



Access to 100% of features

* $1,000 free credits for 30 days

Unified Data Engineering



per vCPU hour*



Fully managed
(Ascend Spark and cloud
infrastructure costs included)

* Fractional billing by the second

Unified Data Engineering



per vCPU hour



Hosted in your VPC*

Connects to your Spark*

* Ascend managed available for
additional fees (see below)

Cluster Add-ons

Ascend Spark

$0.015 per vCPU hour

Don’t have a Spark provider, and don’t want to run your own? 

  • Fully Managed Spark
  • Optimized for Data Pipelines
  • Runs on Spot & Preemptible VMs (up to 90% cheaper)

Ascend Hosting

$0.060 per vCPU hour 

Don’t have a cloud account for Ascend to run in?

  • Private VPC
  • Choose from AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Choose your preferred region
    (additional charges for some regions)

Ascend Enterprise

$0.010 per vCPU hour 

Unparalleled security for the largest enterprises:

  • VPC Peering
  • On-Prem VPN Connectivity
  • Inter-node encryption for Spark
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Annual SOC2 & Pen Test Reports

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after the free trial?

At the end of your trial, you can upgrade to a Serverless or Cluster deployment. After your trial expires, your data will be cleanly wiped from Ascend’s systems.

What forms of payment do you support?

Ascend supports purchasing via Credit Card, as well as marketplaces (AWS, Azure, and GCP). For customers with annual commitments, Ascend also supports invoicing.

Do you provide technical support?

Yes, we offer technical support via Slack, and named support for customers with annual commitments. Contact us to learn more and get started.

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