This document explains the concepts related to Pinecone projects.
Each Pinecone project contains a number of indexes and users. Only a user who belongs to the project can access the indexes in that project. Each project also has at least one project owner. All of the pods in a single project are located in a single environment.
When you create a new project, you can choose the name, deployment environment, and pod limit.
When creating a project, you must choose a cloud environment for the indexes in that project. Your project environment can affect your pricing. The following table lists the available cloud regions, the corresponding values of the
environment parameter for the init() operation, and which billing tier has access to each environment:
|GCP||us-west-1 (N. California)||us-west1-gcp-free||Starter|
|GCP||us-west-4 (Las Vegas)||us-west4-gcp-free||Starter|
|GCP||us-west-1 (N. California)||us-west1-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||us-central-1 (Iowa)||us-central1-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||us-west-4 (Las Vegas)||us-west4-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||us-east-4 (Virginia)||us-east4-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||northamerica-northeast-1||northamerica-northeast1-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||asia-northeast-1 (Japan)||asia-northeast1-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||asia-southeast-1 (Singapore)||asia-southeast1-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||us-east-1 (South Carolina)||us-east1-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||eu-west-1 (Belgium)||eu-west1-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|GCP||eu-west-4 (Netherlands)||eu-west4-gcp||Standard / Enterprise|
|AWS||us-east-1 (Virginia)||us-east-1-aws||Standard / Enterprise|
|Azure||eastus (Virginia)||eastus-azure||Standard / Enterprise|
* This environment has unique features and limitations. See
gcp-starter environment for more information.
Contact us if you need a dedicated deployment in other regions.
The environment cannot be changed after the project is created.
You can set the maximum number of pods that can be used in total across all indexes in a project. Use this to control costs.
The pod limit can be changed only by the project owner.
There are two project roles: Project owner and project member. Table 1 below summarizes the permissions for each role.
Table 1: Project roles and permissions
|Project role||Permissions in organization|
|Project owner||Manage project members|
|Manage project API keys|
|Manage pod limits|
|Project member||Access API keys|
|Create indexes in project|
|Use indexes in project|
To view the API key for your project, open the Pinecone console, select the project, and click API Keys.
Each Pinecone project has a project ID. This hexadecimal string appears as part of the URL for API calls.
To find a project's ID, follow these steps:
Go to the Pinecone console.
In the upper-left corner, select your project.
Under the name of your indexes, find the index URL. For example:
The portion of the index URL after the index name and before the dot is the project ID.
For example, in the index URL
test-index-3e2f43f.svc.us-east1-gcp.pinecone.io, the project ID is
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