Watson Studio and Watson Knowledge Catalog offering plans

The plan you choose for Watson Studio and Watson Knowledge Catalog affects the features and capabilities that you can use. See the plan pages in IBM Cloud for pricing information.

Watson Studio plans

Watson Studio has Lite, Standard, and Enterprise plans. You can provision multiple Watson Studio Standard and Enterprise instances in an IBM Cloud account. However, you can provision only one Watson Studio Lite instance per IBM Cloud account.

All Watson Studio plans contain these features without additional services:

All Watson Studio plans contain these features that require additional IBM Cloud services:

Some Watson Studio plans include these features:

The Lite plan allows only one user Watson Studio. That means that other collaborators in your projects must have their own Watson Studio Lite plans.

The Standard and Enterprise plans include a set number of authorized users, which are project collaborators who have the Admin or Editor role, plus an unlimited number of collaborators who have the Viewer role. You can pay to have more collaborators with the Admin or Editor roles. You adjust the number of authorized users on the Authorized Users page. See Manage authorized users.

A set amount of processing usage is included in each plan. Processing usage is measured in capacity unit hours (CUH). With the Standard and Enterprise plans, you can pay for more processing usage.

Feature Lite Standard Enterprise
Crowd annotation integration  
Custom encryption keys    
Connectors base set more connectors all connectors
Collaborators 1 1 + viewers + pay for more 5 + viewers + pay for more
Processing usage 50 CUH 50 CUH + pay for more 5000 CUH + pay for more

Learn how to upgrage your plan.

Watson Knowledge Catalog plans

Watson Knowledge Catalog has these plans:

  • Lite: Use this free plan to try the catalog and data policy features before you buy the Standard or Professional plan.
  • Standard: Use this plan while you set up your first catalog and data policies.
  • Professional: Use this plan when you’re ready to deploy catalogs and data policy enforcement throughout your enterprise.

You can provision only one Watson Knowledge Catalog instance per IBM Cloud account.

All Watson Knowledge Catalog plans have these features for catalogs:

All Watson Knowledge Catalog plans have these features for projects:

Some Watson Knowledge Catalog plans include these features:

A set amount of processing usage is included in each plan. Processing usage is measured in capacity unit hours (CUH). With the Standard and Enterprise plans, you can pay for more processing usage.

Feature Lite Standard Professional
Number of catalogs 1 1 unlimited
Number of assets 50 500 unlimited
Business glossary terms 5 50 unlimited
Policy rules 1 5 unlimited
Information Governance Catalog integration  
Lineage  
Connectors base set more connectors all connectors
Custom encryption keys    
Collaborators 50 users 50 users + pay for more 500 users + pay for more
Processing usage 50 CUH 500 CUH + pay for more 5000 CUH + pay for more

Learn how to upgrage your plan.