API Management pricing

Azure API Management allows organisations to publish APIs more securely, reliably and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners and developers while benefiting from business and log analytics available in the admin portal. This service helps provide the tools your organisation needs for end-to-end API management – everything from provisioning user roles, creating usage plans and quotas, applying policies for transforming payloads, throttling, analytics, monitoring and alerts.

Pricing details

  Consumption Developer Basic Standard Premium
Purpose Gateway component of API Management offered on a pay-per-use basis Non-production use cases and evaluations Entry-level production use cases Medium-volume production use cases High-volume or Enterprise production use cases
Price (per unit) $- per million calls (1M calls free3) $- $- $- $-
Cache (per unit) External only 10 MB 50 MB 1 GB 5 GB
Scale-out (units) N/A (automatic scaling) 1 2 4 10 per region
(call support to add more)
SLA 99.9% No 99.9% 99.9% 99.95% 1
Azure Active Directory integration No Yes No Yes Yes
Virtual Network support No Yes No No Yes
Multi-region deployment No No No No Yes
Estimated Maximum Throughput2
(per unit)
N/A (automatic scaling) 500 requests/sec 1,000 requests/sec 2,500 requests/sec 4,000 requests/sec

1 Requires deployment of at least one unit in two or more regions.

2 Actual throughput is affected by many factors, including the number and rate of concurrent client connections, the kind and number of configured policies, payload sizes and back-end API performance. The numbers presented in the table were obtained by testing with 1000 concurrent persistent client secure HTTP connections, minimal payload sizes, no policies configured and a low-latency back-end API. View full details for API Management Plans

3 Monthly free grant of 1 million requests per Azure subscription.

Support and SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to general availability through Azure Support, starting at $29/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • SLA: we guarantee that API Management service instances running in the standard tier will respond to requests to perform operations at least 99.9% of the time. We guarantee that API Management service instances running in the premium tier deployed across two or more regions will respond to requests to perform operations at least 99.95% of the time. No SLA is provided for the developer tier of the API Management Service. To learn more, visit the Azure SLA page.


  • The developer tier is for API Management trial, development and functional testing. Customers should not use this tier for production.

  • No. There is no on-premises deployment option available at this time, but you can vote on uservoice if you’d like this capability. However, you can certainly use Azure-based API management with on-premises systems and data.

  • Customers can scale API Management by adding and removing units. Each unit has capacity that depends on its tier. For example, the standard tier provides an estimated maximum throughput of approximately 2,500 requests per second. As you add additional units, capacity scales proportionally. For example, two units of standard provides approximately 5,000 requests per second.


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