Amazon Q pricing - how much does it cost?


Amazon Q pricing - An image of the logo of Amazon Q

OpenAI has ChatGPT, Google has Bard, Microsoft has Copilot, and X has Grok AI. Now, Amazon has joined the AI chatbot race with Q. This introduction has led to a growing curiosity among potential users and businesses about the pricing of Amazon Q.

Amazon Q is a generative AI-powered assistant developed by Amazon Web Services, specifically designed for business applications. It integrates with a company's data and systems to provide tailored solutions, including problem-solving, content generation, and insights discovery, enhancing decision-making and operational efficiency.

In this guide, we will explore the cost structure of Amazon Q, breaking down its pricing plans and highlighting the features and capabilities each plan offers.

Amazon Q pricing

Amazon Q offers two subscription plans: the Business Plan at $20 per user per month, and the Builder Plan at $25 per user per month. The former caters to general business needs, while the latter is tailored for developers and IT professionals.

Currently, Amazon Q is in its preview phase, and during this period, many of its capabilities are offered within AWS services without any user-based charges​. In other words, you can use the AI chatbot for your business needs free of charge presently.

It is worth mentioning that Amazon Q, currently in its preview phase, is available only in the US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) AWS Regions. For those interested in exploring its capabilities, here is a tutorial on how to get started with Amazon Q.

Amazon Q Business vs Builder - what's the difference?

The difference between the Builder and Business plans of Amazon Q lies in their target audience and feature set. The Business Plan is designed for general business use, while the Builder Plan offers advanced technical and AWS-specific features for developers and IT professionals.

Here's a table comparing the main features of Amazon Q's Business Plan and Builder Plan:

Business Plan
Builder Plan
Monthly Cost per User
$20
$25
Target Audience
General business users
Developers and IT professionals
Expertise in Organization's Knowledge
Included
Included
User Permissions Understanding
Included
Included
Task Completion Assistance
Included
Included
Content Generation
Included
Included
Enterprise Guardrails
Included
Included
Web Application Access
Included
Included
QuickSight Integration
Included
Included
AWS Expert Assistance
Not Included
Included
Debugging, Testing, and Code Optimization
Not Included
Included
Application Troubleshooting
Not Included
Included
Feature Development Acceleration
Not Included
Included
Code Transformation
Not Included
Included
SQL Query Generation
Not Included
Included
IDE Integration
Not Included
Included

As you can see in the table, the Builder Plan of Amazon Q includes all the features offered by the Business Plan and additionally provides AWS-specific and coding-related features, catering specifically to developers and IT professionals.

And that covers everything about the pricing of Amazon Q. If you are looking for an AI chatbot for your business needs, why not explore the ChatGPT Enterprise plan offered by OpenAI as well?

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