Azure Blockchain Service pricing

Azure Blockchain is a fully managed blockchain service in Azure. It enables users to grow and operate blockchain networks at scale with simplified network formation, management and governance. By eliminating the burden of building, managing, and growing the underlying network, Azure Blockchain empowers customers to focus on what matters to them – business logic and app development.

Pricing details

Basic Standard
Environment for dev test Run production workloads
Compute 1 vCore 2 vCores
Consortium Governance X X
High Availability X
Hybrid nodes Coming Soon
Transaction node price (per hour) $-/hour $-/hour
Validator node price (per hour) $-/hour $-/hour
Blockchain storage price GB per month $-/month $-/month

Pricing examples

Example 1 (based on preview rates):

Let us consider a scenario where a customer wants to deploy the service in a test environment with 2 members in Quorum. The customer will use the Basic tier in this scenario. Let’s also assume that each node uses 10 GB of storage. The monthly cost to the customer is shown below

Cost:

Node cost = 2 members * 2 nodes per member * $0.00125 per node per minute1 * 43,800 minutes per month2 =
$219

Storage cost = 2 members * 2 nodes per member * 10 GB of storage per node * $0.05 per GB of storage per month =
$2

Total cost: $219 + $2 =$221

1Rates are based on US East deployments

2Calculations are based on 730 hours in a month

Example 2 (based on preview rates):

Let us consider a scenario where a customer wants to join an existing Azure Blockchain consortium deployed on the Standard tier in Quorum. Let’s also assume that each node uses 250 GB of storage. The monthly cost to the customer is shown below

Cost:

Node cost = 1 members * 3 nodes per member * $0.0053 per node per minute * 43,800 minutes per month =
$696.42

Storage cost = 1 members * 3 nodes per member * 250 GB of storage per node * $0.05 per GB of storage per month =
$37.5

Total cost: $696.42 + $37.5 =$733.92

FAQ

  • For all tiers, the service is billed on a predictable, hourly rate based on pricing tier, provisioned transaction and validator nodes, and provisioned storage in GB per month for your member. On your bill, transaction nodes, validator nodes and storage GB per month for the member will have separate line items.

  • The Basic tier of Azure Blockchain will provision one transaction node and one validator node. The Standard tier will provision one transaction node and two validator nodes. Customers can add additional transaction nodes after provisioning if desired.

  • The Standard tier provides two validator nodes to ensure high availability for network consensus. The Basic tier is designed for development and test where high availability is not necessary, providing customers with a lower cost of service.

  • Charges for storage will only apply to the data in your ledger as well as associated ledger logs.

  • Each node can use up to a maximum of 1 TB of storage for ledger data and associated ledger logs.

  • Standard charges apply for network egress. Look here for more details.

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