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Azure SQL Managed Instance pricing

Modernize SQL Server applications with a 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 percent return on investment.

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Prices are estimates only and are not intended as actual price quotes. Actual pricing may vary depending on the type of agreement entered with Microsoft, date of purchase, and the currency exchange rate. Prices are calculated based on US dollars and converted using London closing spot rates that are captured in the two business days prior to the last business day of the previous month end. If the two business days prior to the end of the month autumn on a bank holiday in major markets, the rate setting day is generally the day immediately preceding the two business days. This rate applies to all transactions during the forthcoming month. Sign in to the Azure pricing calculator to see pricing based on your current programme/offer with Microsoft. Contact an Azure sales specialist for more information on pricing or to request a price quote. See frequently asked questions about Azure pricing.

Next generation general purpose (preview)

The next-generation general purpose offering is based upon the latest and most performant remote storage technologies available from Azure Storage. Cost-effectively scale storage performance without needing to provision more storage or vCore capacity and experience higher performance at potentially lower cost. Next-generation general purpose is designed for database workloads that require high storage IOPS and throughput and low latency for read and write I/O operations.

Standard-series (Gen 5)

Standard-series (Gen 5) logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz, Intel SP8160 (Skylake), Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL 2.5 GHz (Cascade Lake) and Intel(R) Xeon Scalable 2.8 GHz processor (Ice 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
4 20.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
8 40.8 First 32 GB/month $- $-
16 81.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
24 122.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
32 163.2 First 32 GB/month $- $-
40 204 First 32 GB/month $- $-
64 326.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
80 396 First 32 GB/month $- $-

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 $- $-
6 42 First 32 GB/month $- $-
8 56 First 32 GB/month $- $-
10 70 First 32 GB/month $- $-
12 84 First 32 GB/month $- $-
16 112 First 32 GB/month $- $-
20 140 First 32 GB/month $- $-
24 168 First 32 GB/month $- $-
32 224 First 32 GB/month $- $-
40 280 First 32 GB/month $- $-
48 336 First 32 GB/month $- $-
56 392 First 32 GB/month $- $-
64 448 First 32 GB/month $- $-
80 560 First 32 GB/month $- $-
96 672 First 32 GB/month $- $-
128 896 First 32 GB/month $- $-

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

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-optimised 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 $- $-
6 81.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
8 108.8 First 32 GB/month $- $-
10 136 First 32 GB/month $- $-
12 163.2 First 32 GB/month $- $-
16 217.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
20 272 First 32 GB/month $- $-
24 326.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
32 435.2 First 32 GB/month $- $-
40 544 First 32 GB/month $- $-
48 652.8 First 32 GB/month $- $-
56 761.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
64 870.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
80 1088 First 32 GB/month $- $-
96 1305.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
128 1740.8 First 32 GB/month $- $-

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

Storage

In the next generation general purpose tier, you are charged for Premium blob storage that you provision for your instance. Storage can be configured between 32 GB and 32 TB with 32 GB increments.

Storage Price
First 32 GB/instance/month Included
Additional storage* $-/GB/month
*Storage is available in increments of 32 GB up to 32 TB (2 TB for 4 vCores). See resource limits for more information.

Additional IOPS

You can scale your IOPS to optimise the performance of an IO intensive operation. You will be provisioned 300 free IOPS per server and charged based on the additional IOPS used rounded up to the nearest minute. See more information on additional IOPS.

Price
IOPS/month $-/IOPS

Backup storage (point-in-time restore)

By default, seven days of database backups are stored in RA-GRS Standard blob storage. The retention period can be increased to up to 35 days. Any corrupted or deleted database can be restored to any point in time within that period. The storage is used by weekly full backups, daily differential backups, and frequent transaction log backups in between. The backup cost depends on the size of the database, the rate of change and the configured retention period. The backup storage amount equal to the database size is provided at no extra charge. Additional backup storage consumption will be charged in GB/month. Learn more about automated backups, and how to monitor and manage backup costs.

Price
Locally redundant $-/GB/month
Zone-redundant $-/GB/month
Read access geo-redundant $-/GB/month
Read access geo-zone-redundant $-/GB/month

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
Read access geo-redundant $-/GB/month
Read access geo-zone-redundant $-/GB/month

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), Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL 2.5 GHz (Cascade Lake) and Intel(R) Xeon Scalable 2.8 GHz processor (Ice 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 1-year reserved capacity 3 year reserved capacity 3 years reserved with Azure Hybrid Benefit
4 28 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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8 56 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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16 112 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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24 168 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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32 224 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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40 280 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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64 448 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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80 560 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.

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-optimised 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 1-year reserved capacity 3 year reserved capacity 3 years reserved with Azure Hybrid Benefit
4 54.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
$-
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8 108.8 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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16 217.6 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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24 326.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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32 435.2 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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40 544 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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64 870.4 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.

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
*Storage is available in increments of 32 GB up to 8 TB (2 TB for 4 vCores). See resource limits for more information.

Backup storage (point-in-time restore)

By default, seven days of database backups are stored in RA-GRS Standard blob storage. The retention period can be increased to up to 35 days. Any corrupted or deleted database can be restored to any point in time within that period. The storage is used by weekly full backups, daily differential backups, and frequent transaction log backups in between. The backup cost depends on the size of the database, the rate of change and the configured retention period. The backup storage amount equal to the database size is provided at no extra charge. Additional backup storage consumption will be charged in GB/month. Learn more about automated backups, and how to monitor and manage backup costs.

Price
Locally redundant $-/GB/month
Zone-redundant $-/GB/month
Read access geo-redundant $-/GB/month
Read access geo-zone-redundant $-/GB/month

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
Read access geo-redundant $-/GB/month
Read access geo-zone-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), Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL 2.5 GHz (Cascade Lake) and Intel(R) Xeon Scalable 2.8 GHz processor (Ice 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 $- $-
$-
$-
$-
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 $- $-
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$-
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40 204 First 32 GB/month $- $-
$-
$-
$-
64 326.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
$-
$-
$-
80 396 First 32 GB/month $- $-
$-
$-
$-

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 1-year reserved capacity 3 year reserved capacity 3 years reserved with Azure Hybrid Benefit
4 28 First 32 GB/month $- $-
$-
$-
$-
8 56 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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$-
$-
16 112 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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24 168 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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32 224 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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40 280 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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64 448 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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80 560 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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96 560 First 32 GB/month $- $-
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$-
$-
128 560 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, 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-optimised 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 1-year reserved capacity 3 year reserved capacity 3 years reserved with Azure Hybrid Benefit
4 54.4 First 32 GB/month $- $-
$-
$-
$-
8 108.8 First 32 GB/month $-