Azure Notification Hubs provides a highly scalable, cross-platform push notification infrastructure that enables you to either broadcast push notifications to millions of users at once or tailor notifications to individual users. You can use Notification Hubs with any connected mobile application—whether it’s built on Azure Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Web Sites, or Mobile Services.
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Notification Hubs is offered in three tiers: Free, Basic, and Standard.
| ||Free ||Basic ||Standard |
|Base Charge1 || Free || $10/mo || $200/mo |
|Included pushes ||1 Million2 ||10 Million ||10 Million |
|Additional pushes (price per Million Pushes) |
|10M – 100M / Month ||N/A || $1 || $10 |
|Over 100M / Month ||N/A || $1 || $2.5 |
|Active Devices ||Unlimited ||Unlimited ||Unlimited |
|Basic x-plat push to individual devices || || || |
|Broadcast (tag size) || Limited to 10K || Limited to 10K || Unlimited |
|# of tags (broadcast groups) || Limited to 3K || Limited to 3K 3 || Unlimited |
|Auto-Scaling || -- || || |
|Queryable Audience (registration queries) || -- || -- || |
|Scheduled Push || -- || -- || |
|Rich Telemetry || -- || -- || |
|Bulk Import || -- || -- || |
1Base charge billing is prorated daily based on 31 days in a month.
|Multi-tenancy || -- || -- || |
21 Million Pushes on the Free tier are provided on a UTC calendar month basis.
3Tags with five or fewer devices do not accrue to the tag limit.
The Australia Regions are available only to customers with billing addresses in Australia and New Zealand.
- How does auto-scaling work for the Basic and Standard tier?
Both Basic and Standard tiers do not require auto-scaling. Customers can use unlimited amount of Pushes at published rates.
- Are there any quotas for Notification Hubs?
There are no daily Push quotas.
- How are Active Device allowances enforced in the Free tier?
There will be no Active Device limit for any tier.
- What do pushes include?
Pushes include all notifications delivered to the platform notification services (e.g. Windows Notification Service, Apple Push Notification Service, Google Cloud Messaging, and Microsoft Push Notification Service).
- What is an Active Device?
Active Devices are devices eligible to receive notifications and are defined as unique registration IDs for devices using Google Cloud Messaging or Amazon Device Messaging, channel URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) for devices using Windows Notification Service or Microsoft Push Notification Service, or device token for devices using Apple Push Notification service. Note that a physical device can count as multiple Active Devices for Notification Hubs.
- What are Broadcast and Tags?
Broadcast refers to the number of devices that you can send a Push Notification to with a given notification request. Tags are keywords that devices are subscribed to. A Broadcast Push Notification can be sent to all devices that are subscribed to a particular tag.
Notification Hubs in Free and Basic tier, when broadcasting to an audience, will push to at most 10,000 devices. If more devices are present in the targeted audience, 10,000 devices will be chosen at random and the remaining ones will not receive any notification.
- What is a Namespace and how many units can be I use per Namespace for both Basic and Standard Tiers?
A Namespace is a grouping mechanism and may contain multiple Notification Hubs.
Pricing will be based on a base charge and consumption of Push Notifications.
Please refer to this MSDN article for additional Notification Hubs FAQs.