Azure Analysis Services Pricing

Proven analytics engine

Proven analytics engine

Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modelling capabilities with the scale, flexibility and management benefits of the cloud. Azure Analysis Services helps you to transform complex data into actionable insights. Azure Analysis Services is built on the proven analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.

Pricing details

The total cost of Azure Analysis Services depends on the chosen tier and the instance.

Azure Analysis Services is available in Developer, Basic and Standard tiers. The key feature differentiators between the tiers are in the table below:

Feature Developer Basic Standard
Multiple partitions
DirectQuery Storage mode
Dax calculations
Row-level Security
In-mem storage
Back up and restore

Within each tier, the price of instances vary by the processing power, QPUs, and memory size.

Developer tier

The Developer Tier is recommended for evaluation, development and test scenarios. It includes all the functionality of the Standard Tier but limited in processing power, QPUs and memory size. The Developer Tier doesn’t offer an SLA.

Instance QPUs Memory (GB) SLA Price1
Developer 20 3 None $-

1Standard data transfer rates apply. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours per month.

Basic Tier

The Basic Tier is a general-purpose tier and recommended for production solutions with small Tabular models, limited user concurrency and simple data refresh requirements.

Instance QPUs Memory (GB) Price1
B1 40 10 $-
B2 80 20 $-

1Standard data transfer rates apply. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours per month.

Standard Tier

The Standard Tier is best suited for mission critical production applications that require elastic user-concurrency and have rapidly growing data models. It has advanced data refresh capability that helps customers achieve near real-time data model updates.

S8 and S9 instances are currently available in preview. The prices below reflect GA prices, which will be effective starting July 1, 2017. Preview prices (50% discount) will be effective prior to July 1, 2017.

Instance QPUs Memory (GB) Price1
S0 40 10 $-
S1 100 25 $-
S2 200 50 $-
S4 400 100 $-
S8 320 200 $-
S9 640 400 $-

1Standard data transfer rates apply. Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours per month.

Dev/Test Offer coming soon

Azure Analysis Services offers Dev/Test pricing on the Standard Tier for development and testing applications. The Dev/Test rate is a significant discount from regular Standard Tier prices, and available through the following Azure offers:

  • Pay-as-you-go Dev/Test
  • Enterprise Dev/Test

  • These offers are only available for use by active Visual Studio subscribers.

    Support and SLA

    • Free billing and subscription management support.
    • Guaranteed SLA for Basic and Standard Tier. Read the SLA



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