Azure Blockchain Service pricing

Build blockchain applications with confidence leveraging simplified deployment and operations, built-in consortium management, data management, and an open and extensible design with Azure Blockchain—a fully-managed, multi-ledger solution.

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 Available Available
Transaction Node price (per hour) $-/hour $-/hour
Validator Node price (per hour) $-/hour $-/hour
Blockchain Storage price GB per month $-/month $-/month
Blockchain data manager $-/transaction
Included transactions — 50/day
$-/transaction
Included transactions — 50/day

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 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 U.S. 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 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

Example 3 (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 Basic tier in this scenario. Let’s also assume each node uses 10 GB of storage, and each member connects a one blockchain data manager to a transaction node. Let’s also assume there are 1050 transactions submitted to the ledger every day. 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

Blockchain data manager cost = 2 members * [1 Blockchain data manager instance per member * (1050-50) * 30] transactions of overage per month * $0.0001 per transaction = $6

Total cost:Total cost: $219 + $2 + $6 = $227

Rates are based on U.S. East deployments, and calculations are based on 730 hours in a month

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, storage GB per month for the member will have separate line items.

  • Pricing is based on the number of transactions. Every day, 50 transactions are included free of charge. After the free grant of 50 transactions are consumed, you will be charged per transaction at the regional rate (for example $0.0001/transaction preview rate for US East). A transaction is any send transaction or send raw transaction call to the ledger where you’ve configured your blockchain data manager to capture and deliver.

  • A consortium member can have multiple blockchain data managers. Each blockchain data manager can be connected to any one of the member’s transaction nodes. Per transaction charges are a total of all transactions for all blockchain data managers.

  • The Basic tier of Azure Blockchain will provision 1 transaction node and 1 validator node. The Standard tier will provision 1 transaction node and 2 validator nodes. Customers can add additional transaction nodes after provisioning if desired.

  • The Standard tier provides 2 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 1.8 TB of storage for ledger data and associated ledger logs.

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

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