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Watson Knowledge Catalog service plans
Watson Knowledge Catalog service plans

Watson Knowledge Catalog service plans

The plan you choose for Watson Knowledge Catalog affects the features and capabilities that you can use.

When you provision Watson Knowledge Catalog, you can choose between the Lite, Standard, or Enterprise Bundle plans. If you provisioned the Standard, Professional, or Enterprise plan before 5 May 2022, you can continue to use that plan for a year.

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

Current plans

As an IBM Cloud account owner or administrator, you can choose from these Watson Knowledge Catalog plans:

Lite Try Watson Knowledge Catalog features for free before you buy the Standard or Enterprise Bundle plan.

Standard: Pay for catalog assets and the compute usage for running Watson Knowledge Catalog processes and tools.

Enterprise Bundle: Pay a discounted monthly fee for large amounts of catalog assets and compute usage. Import Knowledge Accelerators that contain curated glossaries with industry-specific vocabularies.

For pricing information, see the Watson Knowledge Catalog page in the services catalog.

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:

With the Standard plan, you pay monthly for the number of catalog assets and the compute usage consumed. Compute usage is measured in capacity unit hours (CUH). You consume CUH when you profile data assets, or run Watson Knowledge Catalog tools and jobs.

The Enterprise Bundle plan includes a set amount of monthly catalog assets and compute usage. You pay for more catalog assets and compute usage.

The Platform assets catalog is available without the Watson Knowledge Catalog service. However, with the Watson Knowledge Catalog service, you can include assets other than connections in the Platform assets catalog. The limits for assets other than connections in catalogs include those assets in the Platform assets catalog.

The following table shows limits and restrictions for features per plan. All other features are available without restriction in all plans.

Table 1. Feature differences between Watson Knowledge Catalog plans
Feature Lite Standard Enterprise Bundle
Platform assets catalog 1 1 1
Other catalogs 2 unlimited unlimited
Connection assets in catalogs unlimited unlimited unlimited
Other assets per catalog 50 pay per asset per month 100,000 per month + pay for more
Categories 10 10,000 10,000
Business terms 300 unlimited unlimited
Reference data sets 20 (3000 rows per set) 5000 (3000 rows per set) 5000 (3000 rows per set)
Custom relationships for artifacts
Custom category roles 5 5 50
Administrative reports
Knowledge Accelerators
Asset activities
Compute usage per month 25 CUH pay per CUH used 2500 CUH + pay for more
Encrypt storage with your own key
HIPAA readiness ✓ (Dallas region only) ✓ (Dallas region only)
Back up of assets


Learn how to upgrade your plan.

Legacy plans

The legacy Standard, Professional, and Enterprise plans for Watson Knowledge Catalog are no longer available to provision. However, if you have a legacy plan you can keep it until May 2023.

To change a legacy plan to one of the new plans, follow the steps for Managing services.

Table 1. Feature differences between Watson Knowledge Catalog plans
Feature Standard Professional Enterprise
Platform assets catalog 1 1 1
Other catalogs 1 unlimited unlimited
Connection assets in catalogs unlimited unlimited unlimited
Other assets across all catalogs 1000 unlimited unlimited
Custom assets, attributes
Metadata enrichment in projects
Data quality scores in profiles
Categories 50 unlimited unlimited
Business terms 150 unlimited unlimited
Data protection rules 5 unlimited unlimited
Data privacy
Governance rules 5 unlimited unlimited
Reference data sets 3 (3000 rows per set) unlimited unlimited
Custom data classes
Custom classifications
Custom attributes for artifacts, categories
Custom category roles 5 50 50
Basic workflow for governance artifacts
Configurable workflows for governance artifacts
Reporting on Watson Knowledge Catalog data
Knowledge Accelerators
Asset activities
Managed encryption keys
Collaborators in Platform assets catalog unlimited unlimited unlimited
User groups in Platform assets catalog
Collaborators in other catalogs 5 Admin, Editor users + pay for more
unlimited Viewer users
10 Admin, Editor users + pay for more
unlimited Viewer users
20 Admin, Editor users + pay for more
unlimited Viewer users
User groups in other catalogs
Compute usage per month 500 CUH + pay for more 5000 CUH + pay for more 5000 CUH + pay for more
HIPAA readiness ✓ (Dallas region only) ✓ (Dallas region only) ✓ (Dallas region only)
Back up of assets

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Parent topic: Watson Knowledge Catalog