Powered by Apache Hadoop, HDInsight helps bring new insights and decision making from structured and unstructured big data sets.

Please note that the prices quoted on this page will increase by 7% on August 1, 2014.

Important: The price in R$ is merely a reference; this is an int'l transaction and the final price is subject to exchange rates and the inclusion of IOF taxes and an eNF will not be issued.

An HDInsight Hadoop cluster deployment consists of multiple nodes–including two head nodes to provide high availability and one or more data nodes. Head and data nodes are billed by the minute, while the ZooKeeper Nodes are free. Billing starts once a cluster is created and stops when the cluster is deleted (clusters can’t be de-allocated or put on hold).

An HDInsight HBase cluster deployment is a type of Hadoop + HBase cluster that is optimized for NoSQL transactions. An HBase cluster consists of two head nodes to provide high availability, one or more data nodes. Head, data and ZooKeepers nodes are all billed by the minute.

Other Azure services associated with HDInsight such as Storage and Data Transfers are billed separately using standard rates. To estimate your bill, try the Azure Calculator.

NODE TYPE | PRICE |
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Two Head Nodes (on an Extra Large (A4) instance): | $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.52 per hour $1.36 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.616 per hour $1.616 per hour (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$1131 per month) (~$1012 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$1202 per month) (~$1202 per month) |

Two Head Nodes (on a Large (A3) instance): | $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.76 per hour $0.68 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.808 per hour $0.808 per hour (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$565 per month) (~$506 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$601 per month) (~$601 per month) |

Each Data Node (on a Large (A3) instance): | $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.38 per hour $0.34 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.404 per hour $0.404 per hour (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$283 per month) (~$253 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$301 per month) (~$301 per month) |

Two Secure Gateway Nodes (on a Medium (A2) instance): | Free |

Three ZooKeeper Nodes (on a Small (A1) instance): | Free |

Node Type | Price |
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Two Head Nodes (on an Extra Large (A4) instance): | $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.52 per hour $1.36 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.28 per hour $1.616 per hour $1.616 per hour (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$1131 per month) (~$1012 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$952 per month) (~$1202 per month) (~$1202 per month) |

Two Head Nodes (on a Large (A3) instance): | $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.76 per hour $0.68 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.64 per hour $0.808 per hour $0.808 per hour (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$565 per month) (~$506 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$476 per month) (~$601 per month) (~$601 per month) |

Each Data Node (on a Large (A3) instance): | $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.38 per hour $0.34 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.32 per hour $0.404 per hour $0.404 per hour (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$283 per month) (~$253 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$238 per month) (~$301 per month) (~$301 per month) |

Two Secure Gateway Nodes (on a Medium (A2) instance): | Free |

Additional cost for HBase: Three ZooKeeper Nodes (on a Medium (A2) instance) | $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.57 per hour $0.51 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.48 per hour $0.606 per hour $0.606 per hour (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$424 per month) (~$379 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$357 per month) (~$451 per month) (~$451 per month) |

- How is HDInsight usage reflected on my bill?
HDInsight will be a separate line item on each customers' invoice and the downloadable CSV file will have details on the HDInsight instance type and size used. The base rate of our billing is $0.08 /hour for global rating. The rates on nodes are multiples of the base rate.

Two Head Nodes (on an Extra Large (A4) instance): 16 16 x $0.08 = $1.28 Two Head Nodes (on a Large (A3) instance): 8 8 x $0.08 = $0.64 Each Data Node (on a Large (A3) instance): 4 4 x $0.08 = $0.32 Since we are billing by the minute, the bill will use fraction of hour.

As an example, within a month if your usage was the following:

Usage #1 Usage #2 #Head Node (A4) 2 #Head Node (A3) 2 #Data Node (A3) 5 8 Time used 2 Hours 30 minutes Base Units Consumed 72 hours

2 hours x ( 16 x 1 "Two Head Nodes (on A4)" + 4 x 5 "Data Nodes (on A3)"20 hours

0.5 hour x ( 8 x 1 "Two Head Nodes (on A3)" + 4 x 8 "Data Nodes (on A3)"Then your bill will show a total consumption of 92 hours resulting in a total charge of $7.36.

- How many data nodes do I need to for my HDInsight cluster?
The number of data nodes will vary depending on your needs. With the elasticity available in Azure cloud services, you can try a variety of cluster sizes to determine your own optimal mix of performance and cost and only pay for what you use at any given time.

- What if I need more HDInsight data nodes than my subscription allows?
Each subscription has a default limit on how many HDInsight data nodes can be created. If you need to create a larger HDInsight cluster or multiple HDInsight clusters that together exceed your current subscription maximum, you can request that your subscription's billing limits be increased. Please open a support ticket with Support Type = Billing. Depending on the maximum nodes per subscription that you request, you may be asked for additional information that will allow us to optimize your deployment(s).

- Why does HBase clusters need larger ZooKeeper nodes?
To run the HBase NoSQL workload, you need a larger sized VM to improve availability.

- How much would a cluster with "x" data nodes cost?
To estimate the cost of clusters of various sizes, try the Azure Calculator.

HDInsight is available in the following regions:

Geo | Regions |
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United States | Central US , East US , East US 2 , North Central US , South Central US , West US |

Europe | North Europe , West Europe |

Asia Pacific | East Asia , Southeast Asia |

Japan | Japan East , Japan West |

Australia | Australia East , Australia Southeast |

We provide technical support for all Azure services released to General Availability, including HDInsight, through Azure Support, starting at $--/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.

For HDInsight, we guarantee that any HDInsight Cluster that you deploy will have external connectivity at least 99.9% of the time over a monthly billing cycle. To learn more about the HDInsight SLA, please find the full document here.

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