Upgrading your Amazon QuickSight subscription from Standard edition to Enterprise edition - Amazon QuickSight

Upgrading your Amazon QuickSight subscription from Standard edition to Enterprise edition

You can upgrade from Amazon QuickSight Standard edition to Amazon QuickSight Enterprise edition. In Enterprise edition, Amazon QuickSight supports the following additional features:

  • Reader role with pay-per-session pricing; for more pricing details, see following.

  • Email reports for offline delivery of insights.

  • Larger SPICE datasets with up to 500 million rows per SPICE dataset.

  • Hourly refresh of SPICE data (using the QuickSight console).

  • ML Insights to make the most of your data, including the following:

    • Anomaly detection that can run on billions of rows of data on a schedule.

    • Contribution analysis to help you figure out key drivers.

    • One-click forecasting.

    • Customizable natural language narratives that you can use to add business context to a dashboard.

    • SageMaker integration.

  • Embedded analytics in applications and portals:

    • Embed dashboards with row level security.

    • Namespaces with multitenant support for creating dashboards with embedded analytics.

    • Templates for repeatable dashboard creation and management.

    • Capacity pricing for embedding.

  • Security and governance

    • Row-level security.

    • Private virtual private cloud (VPC) support based on Amazon VPC.

    • Folders for organization and sharing.

    • Fine-grained access control over Amazon S3, Amazon Athena, and other AWS services and resources.

    • AWS Lake Formation support.

  • User authentication and management options

    • Integration with Microsoft Active Directory with support for Active Directory groups.

    • Group support for user management.

To see a full comparison of Standard edition with Enterprise edition, see Amazon QuickSight editions.

When you upgrade your account, your administrators and authors are billed at the Amazon QuickSight Enterprise edition rates. For up-to-date information on rates, see Pricing. For pay-per-session pricing, you can add additional users as readers. Before you reprovision existing users as readers, you transfer or delete their resources, and then delete the users from your subscription.

Users who are in the reader role can view and manipulate shared dashboards, and receive emailed updates. However, readers can't add or change data sources, datasets, analyses, visuals, or administrative settings. Billing for readers is significantly lower in cost than regular user pricing. It's based on 30-minute sessions, and it's capped at a maximum amount per month for each reader. Billing for upgrades is prorated for the month of the upgrade. Upgrades to users are also prorated. If you have an annual subscription to Standard edition, it's converted to Enterprise edition and stays in place for the remaining term.


Downgrading from Enterprise edition to Standard edition isn't currently possible due to the enhanced feature set available in Enterprise edition. To perform this downgrade, unsubscribe from Amazon QuickSight, and then start a new subscription. Also, you can't transfer users or assets between subscriptions.

Upgrading to Enterprise edition to use Active Directory connectivity isn't supported. This is because of the differences in the user identity mechanisms between Amazon QuickSight password-based users and existing Active Directory users. However, you can upgrade to Enterprise and still use password-based users. If you want to upgrade and change how users sign in, you can unsubscribe and start a new subscription.

Use the following procedure to upgrade to Enterprise edition. To perform the upgrade, you need administrative access to Amazon QuickSight, with security permissions to subscribe. The person performing the upgrade is usually an AWS administrator who is also an Amazon QuickSight administrator.

To upgrade to enterprise edition
  1. Open the administrative settings page by clicking on your profile icon at top right.

  2. At top left, choose Upgrade now.

    The following screen appears. For the latest prices, see Amazon QuickSight pricing.

  3. Be sure that you want to upgrade.


    You can't undo this action.

    Choose Upgrade to upgrade. The upgrade is instantaneous.

    Billing for the upgrade to your subscription is prorated for the month of upgrade. Upgrades to Amazon QuickSight users are also prorated.

  4. (Optional) Downgrade users to readers:

    • Before you start, make sure to transfer any assets your users own that you want to keep.

    • Delete the users and add them back to your subscription as readers.

      If you're using Active Directory, delete the authors, move them to the new reader group, then recreate them as readers in Amazon QuickSight.

    When you upgrade to Enterprise edition, your admin and author users retain their roles.