Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management
Azure Batch provides job scheduling and cluster management, allowing applications or algorithms to run in parallel at scale. Low-priority VMs can reduce the costs of running certain workloads, but they are only suitable for certain types of applications and workloads. Read more about low priority virtual machines.
Graphics and rendering application licensing
Azure Batch pools can optionally be configured with graphics and rendering applications installed, where the application licensing is handled by Batch and the application costs are billed by Batch alongside the VM costs. As with the VM costs, the applications are charged per minute for the lifetime of each VM. See the Azure Batch documentation for more information on rendering using Azure Batch.
Note that application costs are not discounted for low-priority VMs, only the VM costs are discounted.
|Autodesk 3ds Max||$0.18/VM/hour|
|Chaos Group V-Ray||$0.014/core/hour|
|Chaos Group V-Ray RT||$0.769/GPU/hour|
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Frequently asked questions
Azure Batch has two modes: User subscription and Batch Service. RIs are available only with the User subscription mode. RIs will apply to the VMs deployed by the batch service.