Log Analytics Pricing

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Pricing details

Log analytics is billed per GB of data uploaded into the service. Log Analytics offers a subset of the features offered in Insight & Analytics. It will not include Application Dependency monitoring and Network performance monitoring capabilities. Log Analytics is offered in two tiers: free and paid. The free tier has a limit on the amount of data collected daily. The paid tier does not have a limit on the amount of data collected daily.

Free Log Analytics – Standalone
Daily Limit 500 MB1 None
Retention Period 7 days 1 month
Customise longer retention periods
Price Free $- per GB
1For customers that reach their 500 MB daily limit, data analysis will stop and resume at the start of the next day. A day is based on UTC.

Note that charges may apply for Operations Management Suite solutions, such as Security & Compliance, even when deployed on a Log Analytics workspace on the free tier. See Security & Compliance pricing.

Overage charges

If data needs to be stored for longer than a month, overages are charged as per the prices below.

Overage meter Price
Additional retention over one month $-/GB/month

For workspaces created prior to 1 October 2016

Customers who started using Log Analytics before 1 October 2016 continue to exist on an older pricing model and can switch at any time to the new models above. The pricing models below are not available to any new workspaces starting from 1 October 2016.

Standard Premium
Daily Limit None None
Retention Period 1 month 12 months
Customise longer retention periods
Price $2.3 per GB $3.5 per GB

Support and SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to General Availability, including Log Analytics, to Azure Support, starting at $29.0/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • Additional training videos and documentation are also available.
  • We guarantee that at least 99.9% of the time, log data will be indexed within six hours of the data being queued for indexing by the Log Analytics Service. No SLA is provided for the free tier. Read the SLA

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