Azure Database for PostgreSQL pricing

Fully managed, intelligent and scalable PostgreSQL

Azure Database for PostgreSQL is a fully managed database as a service with built-in capabilities, such as high availability and intelligence. You can continue to use languages and frameworks of your choice with no upfront costs. Only pay for what you use with reserved capacity pricing now available.

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Flexible Server provides maximum control for your database with a simplified developer experience and is best for workloads that require:

  • Custom maintenance windows and additional configuration parameters for database optimisation
  • Zone-redundant high availability
  • Stop/Start capabilities and burstable SKUs for cost optimisation

Learn more about Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server (Preview)

Burstable

Workloads with flexible compute requirements.

Burstable

Instance vCores Memory Pay as you go
B1MS 1 2 GiB $-
B2S 2 4 GiB $-

Storage

You are charged for the storage that you provision for your server. Storage can be provisioned up to 16 TB

Price
GB/month $-

Backup storage

Backup storage is the storage associated with automated backups of your server. Increasing your backup retention period increases the backup storage that is consumed by your server. There is no additional charge for backup storage for up to 100% of your total provisioned server storage. Additional consumption of backup storage will be charged in GB/month.

Price
GB/month $-

General Purpose

Most business workloads requiring balanced compute and memory with scalable I/O throughput.

General Purpose

Instance vCores Memory Pay as you go
D2 v3 2 8 GiB $-
D4 v3 4 16 GiB $-
D8 v3 8 32 GiB $-
D16 v3 16 64 GiB $-
D32 v3 32 128 GiB $-
D48 v3 48 192 GiB $-
D64 v3 64 256 GiB $-

Storage

You are charged for the storage that you provision for your server. Storage can be provisioned up to 16 TB

Price
GB/month $-

Backup storage

Backup storage is the storage associated with automated backups of your server. Increasing your backup retention period increases the backup storage that is consumed by your server. There is no additional charge for backup storage for up to 100% of your total provisioned server storage. Additional consumption of backup storage will be charged in GB/month.

Price
GB/month $-

Memory Optimised

High-performance database workloads requiring in-memory performance for faster transaction processing and higher concurrency.

Memory Optimised

Instance vCores Memory Pay as you go
E2 v3 2 16 GiB $-
E4 v3 4 32 GiB $-
E8 v3 8 64 GiB $-
E16 v3 16 128 GiB $-
E32 v3 32 256 GiB $-
E48 v3 48 384 GiB $-
E64 v3 64 432 GiB $-

Storage

You are charged for the storage that you provision for your server. Storage can be provisioned up to 16 TB

Price
GB/month $-

Backup storage

Backup storage is the storage associated with automated backups of your server. Increasing your backup retention period increases the backup storage that is consumed by your server. There is no additional charge for backup storage for up to 100% of your total provisioned server storage. Additional consumption of backup storage will be charged in GB/month.

Price
GB/month $-

Unique capabilities to reduce total cost of ownership

Flexible and transparent pricing

Scale compute and storage independently based on your workload. Pay only for what you use.

Optimise your cost

Save up to 60% compared to pay-as-you-go options with reserved capacity.

Reduce total cost of ownership with burstable instances and Stop/Start capabilities so when the database is stopped, you only pay for storage.

Choice of deployment option

Meet your database management and customisation needs with deployment options including Single Server, Flexible Server (Preview) and Hyperscale.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Flexible Server is billed on a predictable, hourly rate. You are billed for the compute and storage you provision and the backup storage you consume. On your bill, you will see a separate line item for compute, storage and backup storage. Compute is billed per vCore hour. Storage and backup storage are billed per GB-month.
  • Zone-redundant HA servers have a primary and secondary replica. You are billed for the provisioned compute and storage for both the primary and secondary replica. For example, if you have a primary with 4 vCores of compute and 512 GB of provisioned storage, your secondary replica will also have 4 vCores and 512 GB of provisioned storage. Your zone-redundant HA server will be billed for 8 vCores and 1,024 GB of storage. Depending on your backup storage volume, you may also be billed for backup storage.
  • Backup storage is the storage associated with automated backups of your server, including data and log backups. Increasing your backup retention period increases the backup storage that is consumed by your server. There is no additional charge for backup storage for up to 100% of your total provisioned storage for your primary server. Additional consumption of backup storage will be charged in GB-month. For example, if your primary server has a storage size of 512 GB, you will get 512 GB of backup at no additional cost. However, if the backup is 612 GB, you will pay for the incremental 100 GB.
  • You are billed for each full hour that your server exists, regardless of whether the server was active for the full hour. If you have scaled up your database, you will be billed for the higher number of vCores used within the hour. If you have switched between two compute tiers, you will be billed for the higher priced compute tier. For example:
    • If you create a server and delete it after five minutes, you are charged for one full hour for the provisioned compute and storage.
    • If you create a server with 8 vCores of General Purpose compute and then immediately scale up to 16 vCores of General Purpose compute, you are charged for 16 vCores of General Purpose compute for the first hour.
    • If you create a server with General Purpose compute with 8 vCores and then immediately upgrade it to Memory Optimised compute with 8 vCores, you are charged for 8 vCores Memory Optimised compute for the first hour.
  • While your server is stopped, you will only be billed for the storage you have provisioned and any backup storage you consume that exceed 100% of your primary provisioned storage volume. While your server is stopped, you will not be billed for compute.
  • Yes. Standard networking charges apply for network egress. Refer here for more details.

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