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Azure SQL Managed Instance pricing

Managed, always up-to-date SQL instance in the cloud

Part of the Azure SQL family of SQL database services, Azure SQL Managed Instance combines the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility with all the benefits of a fully managed and evergreen platform as a service.

With SQL Managed Instance, confidently modernise your existing apps at scale and realise up to a 238-per cent return on investment.1

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General purpose

Standard-series (Gen 5)

Standard-series (Gen 5) logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz, Intel SP8160 (Skylake) processors and Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL 2.5 GHz (Cascade Lake) processors. In the standard-series (Gen 5), 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread. The standard-series (Gen 5) logical CPU is great for most relational database servers.

vCORE Memory (GB) Included Storage Pay as you go Azure Hybrid Benefit1 price 1-year reserved capacity 3-year reserved capacity 3 years reserved with Azure Hybrid Benefit
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1Applies to SQL Server Licences with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more about Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores). A vCore represents a logical CPU offered with an option to choose between compute generations.

Premium-series

Premium-series logical CPUs are based on the latest Intel(R) Xeon Scalable 2.8 GHz processor (Ice Lake), 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread. The premium-series logical CPU is a great fit for database workloads that require faster compute and memory performance as well as improved IO and network experience over the standard-series hardware offering.

vCORE Memory (GB) Included Storage Pay as you go Azure Hybrid Benefit1 price
4 28 First 32 GB/month $- $-
8 56 First 32 GB/month $- $-
16 112 First 32 GB/month $- $-
24 168 First 32 GB/month $- $-
32 224 First 32 GB/month $- $-
40 280 First 32 GB/month $- $-
64 448 First 32 GB/month $- $-
80 560 First 32 GB/month $- $-

1Applies to SQL Server Licences with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more about Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

*Instances using premium-series hardware will not be charged until Dec 1, 2021.

Premium-series, memory-optimised

Premium-series logical CPUs are based on the latest Intel(R) Xeon Scalable 2.8 GHz processor (Ice Lake), 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread. This memory-optimized version provides nearly twice the memory per vCore and is great for database workloads that require even better memory performance than the standard next generation offering.

vCORE Memory (GB) Included Storage Pay as you go Azure Hybrid Benefit1 price
4 54.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
8 108.8 First 32 GB/month $- $-
16 217.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
24 326.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
32 435.2 First 32 GB/month $- $-
40 544 First 32 GB/month $- $-
64 870.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-

1Applies to SQL Server Licences with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more about Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

*Instances using premium-series hardware will not be charged until Dec 1, 2021.

Storage

In the General Purpose tier, you are charged for Premium blob storage that you provision for your instance. Storage can be configured between 32 GB and 8 TB with 32 GB increments.

Storage Price
First 32 GB/instance/month Included
Additional storage* $-/GB/month

Backup storage (point-in-time restore)

Price
Locally redundant $-/GB/month
Zone-redundant $-/GB/month
Geo-redundant $-/GB/month
*Storage is available in increments of 32 GB up to 8 TB (2 TB for 4 vCores). See resource limits for more information.

Long-term retention

Many applications have regulatory, compliance or other business purposes that require you to retain database backups for longer periods of time. By using the long-term retention (LTR) feature, you can store full backups for up to 10 years. You can then restore any backup as a new database. Learn more about long-term retention.

Price
Locally redundant $-/GB/month
Zone-redundant $-/GB/month
Geo-redundant $-/GB/month

Business critical

Standard-series (Gen 5)

Standard-series (Gen 5) logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz, Intel SP8160 (Skylake) processors and Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL 2.5 GHz (Cascade Lake) processors. In the standard-series (Gen 5), 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread. The standard-series (Gen 5) logical CPU is great for most relational database servers.

vCORE Memory (GB) Included Storage Pay as you go Azure Hybrid Benefit1 price 1-year reserved capacity 3-year reserved capacity 3 years reserved with Azure Hybrid Benefit
4 20.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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8 40.8 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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16 81.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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24 122.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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32 163.2 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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40 204 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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64 326.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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80 396 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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$-

1Applies to SQL Server Licences with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more about Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores). A vCore represents a logical CPU offered with an option to choose between compute generations.

Premium-series

Premium-series logical CPUs are based on the latest Intel(R) Xeon Scalable 2.8 GHz processor (Ice Lake), 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread. The premium-series logical CPU is a great fit for database workloads that require faster compute and memory performance as well as improved IO and network experience over the standard-series hardware offering.

vCORE Memory (GB) Included Storage Pay as you go Azure Hybrid Benefit1 price
4 28 First 32 GB/month $- $-
8 56 First 32 GB/month $- $-
16 112 First 32 GB/month $- $-
24 168 First 32 GB/month $- $-
32 224 First 32 GB/month $- $-
40 280 First 32 GB/month $- $-
64 448 First 32 GB/month $- $-
80 560 First 32 GB/month $- $-

1Applies to SQL Server Licences with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more about Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

*Instances using premium-series hardware will not be charged until Dec 1, 2021.

Premium-series, memory-optimised

Premium-series logical CPUs are based on the latest Intel(R) Xeon Scalable 2.8 GHz processor (Ice Lake), 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread. This memory-optimized version provides nearly twice the memory per vCore and is great for database workloads that require even better memory performance than the standard next generation offering.

vCORE Memory (GB) Included Storage Pay as you go Azure Hybrid Benefit1 price
4 54.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
8 108.8 First 32 GB/month $- $-
16 217.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
24 326.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
32 435.2 First 32 GB/month $- $-
40 544 First 32 GB/month $- $-
64 870.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-

1Applies to SQL Server Licences with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more about Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

*Instances using premium-series hardware will not be charged until Dec 1, 2021.

Storage

In the Business Critical tier, you are charged for local SSD storage that you provision for your instance. Storage can be configured between 32 GB and 4 TB with 32 GB increments.

Storage Price
First 32 GB/month Included
Additional storage* $-/GB/month

Backup storage (point-in-time restore)

Price
Locally redundant $-/GB/month
Zone-redundant $-/GB/month
Geo-redundant $-/GB/month
*Storage is available in increments of 32 GB up to 4 TB. See resource limits for more information.

Long-term retention

Many applications have regulatory, compliance or other business purposes that require you to retain database backups for longer periods of time. By using the long-term retention (LTR) feature, you can store full backups for up to 10 years. You can then restore any backup as a new database. Learn more about long-term retention.

Price
Locally redundant $-/GB/month
Zone-redundant $-/GB/month
Geo-redundant $-/GB/month

General purpose

Gen 4

Gen 4 CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) 2.4 GHz processors. In Gen 4, 1 vCore = 1 physical CPU

vCORE Memory (GB) Included Storage Pay as you go Azure Hybrid Benefit1 price 1-year reserved capacity 3-year reserved capacity 3 years reserved with Azure Hybrid Benefit
8 56 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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