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The Console enables you to manage and configure your projects that use Prisma Data Platform (PDP) products, and helps you integrate them into your application:

  • Accelerate: Global database cache with scalable connection pooling
  • Pulse: A managed Change Data Capture (CDC) service that enables real-time database subscriptions


The Console workflows are based on four main concepts:

  • User account: In order to use PDP products, you need to have a PDP user account. A user will typically create one user account to manage all their workspaces, projects and environments. The user can also be invited to join other workspaces to collaborate on the projects in that workspace.
  • Workspaces: A user account can belong to multiple workspaces. A workspace typically represents a team of individuals working together on one or more projects. Billing is on a workspace level, i.e. the invoice for a workspace at the end of the month captures all costs associated with the projects in a given workspace.
  • Projects: A project belongs to a workspace. It typically represents the application or service a team is working on.
  • Environments: An environment belongs to a project. It typically maps to a development stage, like Development, Staging or Production. API keys are provisioned on the environment level, and products are configured per environment as well (e.g. the database connection string used for Accelerate).

Here is a visual illustration of how these concepts relate to each other:

User account

A user account is the prerequisite for any interactions with PDP products. You can use it to manage your workspaces (and their projects). A user account can be invited to collaborate on workspaces created by other users as well.

If you need to delete your user account, go here.


You can create several workspaces. A workspace is an isolated space to host projects. A workspace can have multiple user accounts associated with it so that multiple users can collaborate on the the projects in the workspace.

In each workspace, you can:

  • view and manage all projects (and their environments) in that workspace.
  • manage billing, i.e. select a subscription plan, configure payment methods, or view the invoice history.
  • view the usage of your enabled PDP products across all projects in that workspace.
  • invite other users to collaborate in the workspace.


In each workspace, you can create several projects. A project typically represents an application (a product or service). You typically have one Prisma schema per project.

In each project, you can:

  • view and manage all environments in that project.

The number of project you can create in a workspace depends on the subscription plan configured in that workspace.


An environment is an isolated space to provision PDP products for a given project. Environments typically map to development stages, like Development, Staging or Production. When a new project is created, it will have a default environment called Production.

In each environment, you can:

  • enable, disable and configure PDP products (Pulse, Accelerate, ...).
  • generate API keys.
  • for Accelerate:
    • set your database connection string.
    • configure the region where Accelerate's connection pool is running.
    • change the connection pool size.
    • enable static IP.
  • for Pulse:
    • set your database connection string (of a Pulse-compatible database).
    • configure the region where Pulse is running.
    • configure database replication.

The number of environments you can create in a project depends on the subscription plan configured in your workspace.


The subscription plan you select in your workspace determines how many projects and environments you can create in that workspace:

Environments2 / project6 / project12 / projectCustom

Per-workspace billing

Billing is set up on a per-workspace basis:

  • A subscription plan is selected per workspace. That means, a user account can belong to multiple workspaces where each workspace uses a different plan.
  • A payment method is selected per workspace. That means, a user account can belong to multiple workspaces where each workspace has a different payment method.

At the end of a billing period, your selected payment method will be charged with the incurred costs of products across all projects (and their environments) in that workspace.

You can configure all billing details in the Billing section of your workspace.

Prorated billing

All base plan prices are prorated, which means you're only billed for the duration of your subscription to a specific plan. In addition, you're also billed for any usage costs you've incurred during your subscription.

For example:

  • if you subscribe to our Pro plan on the 15th day of a month, you'll only be charged the base plan price for the days left in that month.
  • if you downgrade your subscription plan (e.g. from Business to Pro) after 10 days of a 30-day month, you'll be charged for 10 days of the base price of the Business plan and 20 days for the base price of the Pro plan.

Visit our pricing page for more details.

Downgrading a subscription plan

If you downgrade a subscription plan, you may need to delete some of your projects and/or their environments in order to adhere to the limits of the newly selected plan.

For example, if your workspace is on a Business plan and currently has 14 (out of 15) projects, you will need to delete at least 4 projects to adhere to the project limit of the Pro plan. Additionally, you need to make sure that the remaining projects don't have more than 6 environments per project to adhere to the environment limit of the Pro plan.

Programmatic access via the Platform CLI

In addition to the web interface of the Console, the Prisma CLI provides another way to interact with your PDP account and manage PDP products.

This can be useful if you need programmatic access, e.g. for integrating it into CI workflows.

Read more about the Prisma CLI.

API keys

An API key is required to authenticate requests from your Prisma Client to products such as Prisma Accelerate and Prisma Pulse.

APIs keys are not product-specific, meaning you can use the same API key for both Accelerate and Pulse when used in the same environment.

You may generate multiple API keys per environment and manage those via the API Keys section in an environment.