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Azure Databricks pricing

Design AI with Apache Spark™-based analytics

Designed in collaboration with Microsoft and the creators of Apache Spark, Azure Databricks combines the best of Databricks and Azure to help customers accelerate innovation by enabling data science with a high-performance analytics platform that is optimised for Azure. It features out-of-the-box Azure Active Directory integration, native data connectors, integrated billing, and compliance (coming soon). One-click set up, streamlined workflows, and an interactive workspace enables collaboration among data scientists, engineers, and business analysts.

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SQL Compute Cluster

Cluster Size DBU Count PAYG Total DBU Price PAYG Total VM Price PAYG Total Price
2X-Small 4 $- $- $-
X-Small 6 $- $- $-
Small 12 $- $- $-
Medium 24 $- $- $-
Large 40 $- $- $-
X-Large 80 $- $- $-
2X-Large 144 $- $- $-
3X-Large 272 $- $- $-
4X-Large 528 $- $- $-

Standard tier features

Feature All-Purpose Compute Jobs Compute Jobs Light Compute
Interactive workloads to analyse data collaboratively with notebooks Automated workloads to run fast and robust jobs via API or UI Automated workloads to run robust jobs via API or UI
Apache Spark on Databricks platform Available Available Available
Job scheduling with libraries Available Available Available
Job scheduling with Notebooks Available Available Not available
Autopilot clusters Available Available Not available
Databricks Runtime for ML Available Available Not available
MLflow on Databricks Preview Available Available Not available
Databricks Delta Available Available Not available
Interactive clusters Available Not available Not available
Notebooks and collaboration Available Not available Not available
Ecosystem integrations Available Not available Not available

Premium tier features

Feature All-Purpose Compute Jobs Compute Jobs Light Compute
Interactive workloads to analyse data collaboratively with notebooks Automated workloads to run fast and robust jobs via API or UI Automated workloads to run robust jobs via API or UI
Includes standard features Includes standard features Includes standard features
Role-based access control for notebooks, clusters, jobs, and tables Available Available Available
JDBC/ODBC Endpoint Authentication Available Available Available
Audit logs Available Available Available
All Standard Plan Features Available Available Available
Azure AD credential passthrough Available Available Not available
Conditional Authentication Available Not available Not available
Cluster Policies (preview) Available Available Available
IP Access List (preview) Available Available Available
Token Management API (preview) Available Available Available

Delta Live Tables (DLT) Features

Feature DLT Core DLT Pro DLT Advanced
Basic Capabilities Available Available Available
Change Data Capture Not available Available Available
Data Quality Not available Not available Available

Enhanced Security & Compliance Add-on

For customers processing regulated data, this Azure Databricks offering provides enhanced security and controls for their compliance needs. It is offered at 10% of list price added to the Azure Databricks product spend in a selected workspace. The Enhanced Security and Compliance offering is only available on Azure Databricks Premium Tier workspace and includes the following capabilities:

Features
Enhanced Security Monitoring Available
Compliance Security Profile (required for PCI-DSS, recommended for HIPAA. See Compliance documentation for details) Available

Workloads

Azure Databricks offers three distinct workloads on several VM Instances tailored for your data analytics workflow—the Jobs Compute and Jobs Light Compute workloads make it easy for data engineers to build and execute jobs, and the All-Purpose Compute workload makes it easy for data scientists to explore, visualise, manipulate, and share data and insights interactively.

Pay As You Go

Azure Databricks bills* you for virtual machines (VMs) provisioned in clusters and Databricks Units (DBUs) based on the VM instance selected. A DBU is a unit of processing capability, billed on a per-second usage. The DBU consumption depends on the size and type of instance running Azure Databricks. Feature availability may vary by region, for more information please review our documentation.

Workload DBU prices—standard tier DBU prices—premium tier
All-Purpose Compute** $-/DBU-hour $-/DBU-hour
Jobs Compute** $-/DBU-hour $-/DBU-hour
Jobs Light Compute $-/DBU-hour $-/DBU-hour
SQL Compute - $-/DBU-hour
SQL Pro Compute - $-/DBU-hour
Serverless SQL - $-/DBU-hour
Serverless Real-Time Inference - $-/DBU-hour

*In addition to virtual machines, Azure Databricks will also note for managed, disk, blob storage, Public IP Address.

**Enabling Photon will increase DBU count

SQL Pro Compute

Cluster Size DBU Count PAYG Total DBU Price PAYG Total VM Price PAYG Total Price
2X-Small 4 $- $- $-
X-Small 6 $- $- $-
Small 12 $- $- $-
Medium 24 $- $- $-
Large 40 $- $- $-
X-Large 80 $- $- $-
2X-Large 144 $- $- $-
3X-Large 272 $- $- $-
4X-Large 528 $- $- $-

Delta Live Tables (DLT)

Workload DLT Core DLT Pro DLT Advanced
Delta Live Tables (DLT)*** $-/DBU-hour $-/DBU-hour $-/DBU-hour
***Enabling Photon will increase DBU count. DLT is available only in the Premium tier.

Serverless SQL

Cluster Size Number of DBUs Total DBU Price
2X-Small 4 $-
X-Small 6 $-
Small 12 $-
Medium 24 $-
Large 40 $-
X-Large 80 $-
2X-Large 144 $-
3X-Large 272 $-
4X-Large 528 $-

Databricks Unit pre-purchase plan

You can get up to 37% savings over pay-as-you-go DBU prices when you pre-purchase Azure Databricks Units (DBU) as Databricks Commit Units (DBCU) for either 1 or 3 years. A Databricks Commit Unit (DBCU) normalises usage from Azure Databricks workloads and tiers into to a single purchase. Your DBU usage across those workloads and tiers will draw down from the Databricks Commit Units (DBCU) until they are exhausted, or the purchase term expires. The draw down rate will be equivalent to the price of the DBU, as per the table above.

The purchase tiers and discounts for DBCU purchases are shown below:

1-year pre-purchase plan

Databricks commit unit (DBCU) Price (with discount) Discount
12,500 $- $-
25,000 $- $-
50,000 $- $-
100,000 $- $-
200,000 $- $-
350,000 $- $-
500,000 $- $-
750,000 $- $-
1,000,000 $- $-
1,500,000 $- $-
2,000,000 $- $-

3-year pre-purchase plan

Databricks commit unit (DBCU) Price (with discount) Discount
37,500 $- $-
75,000 $- $-
150,000 $- $-
300,000 $- $-
600,000 $- $-
1,050,000 $- $-
1,500,000 $- $-
2,250,000 $- $-
3,000,000 $- $-
4,500,000 $- $-
6,000,000 $- $-

Instances

General purpose

DSv2 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
DS3 v2 4 14.00 GiB 0.75 $- $- $- $- $-
DS4 v2 8 28.00 GiB 1.50 $- $- $- $- $-
DS5 v2 16 56.00 GiB 3.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Dv2 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D3 v2 4 14.00 GiB 0.75 $- $- $- $- $-
D4 v2 8 28.00 GiB 1.50 $- $- $- $- $-
D5 v2 16 56.00 GiB 3.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Dsv3 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D4s v3 4 16.00 GiB 0.75 $- $- $- $- $-
D8s v3 8 32.00 GiB 1.50 $- $- $- $- $-
D16s v3 16 64.00 GiB 3.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D32s v3 32 128.00 GiB 6.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D64s v3 64 256.00 GiB 12.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Dv3 Series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D8 v3 8 32.00 GiB 1.50 $- $- $- $- $-
D16 v3 16 64.00 GiB 3.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D32 v3 32 128.00 GiB 6.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D64 v3 64 256.00 GiB 12.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Dasv4 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D8as v4 8 32.00 GiB 1.50 $- $- $- $- $-
D16as v4 16 64.00 GiB 3.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D32as v4 32 128.00 GiB 6.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D48as v4 48 192.00 GiB 9.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D64as v4 64 256.00 GiB 12.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D96as v4 96 384.00 GiB 18.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Dav4 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D4a v4 4 16.00 GiB 0.75 $- $- $- $- $-
D8a v4 8 32.00 GiB 1.50 $- $- $- $- $-
D16a v4 16 64.00 GiB 3.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D32a v4 32 128.00 GiB 6.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D48a v4 48 192.00 GiB 9.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D64a v4 64 256.00 GiB 12.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D96a v4 96 384.00 GiB 18.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Ddsv4 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D4ds v4 4 16.00 GiB 0.75 $- $- $- $- $-
D8ds v4 8 32.00 GiB 1.50 $- $- $- $- $-
D16ds v4 16 64.00 GiB 3.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D32ds v4 32 128.00 GiB 6.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D48ds v4 48 192.00 GiB 9.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D64ds v4 64 256.00 GiB 12.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Dadsv5 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D4ads v5 4 16.00 GiB 1.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D8ads v5 8 32.00 GiB 2.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D16ads v5 16 64.00 GiB 4.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D32ads v5 32 128.00 GiB 8.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D48ads v5 48 192.00 GiB 12.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D64ads v5 64 256.00 GiB 16.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D96ads v5 96 384.00 GiB 24.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Dasv5 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D4as v5 4 16.00 GiB 1.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D8as v5 8 32.00 GiB 2.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D16as v5 16 64.00 GiB 4.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D32as v5 32 128.00 GiB 8.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D48as v5 48 192.00 GiB 12.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D64as v5 64 256.00 GiB 16.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D96as v5 96 384.00 GiB 24.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Ddsv5 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D4ds v5 4 16.00 GiB 1.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D8ds v5 8 32.00 GiB 2.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D16ds v5 16 64.00 GiB 4.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D32ds v5 32 128.00 GiB 8.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D48ds v5 48 192.00 GiB 12.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D64ds v5 64 256.00 GiB 16.00 $- $- $- $- $-
D96ds v5 96 384.00 GiB 24.00 $- $- $- $- $-
Total price includes both Virtual Machines compute price and DBU price. Visit the Virtual Machine pricing page for compute pricing

Ddv4 series

Instance vCPU(s) RAM DBU Count DBU Price Pay As You Go Total Price 1 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price 3 Year Reserved VM (% Savings) Total Price Spot (% Savings) Total Price
D4d v4 4 16.00 GiB 0.75 $- $- $-