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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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Single Server is a preconfigured database server and is best for workloads where the database have minimal customisation requirements including:

  • Automatic database patching and maintenance
  • Built-in high availability with 99.99% SLA

Learn more about Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server

Basic

Workloads requiring light compute and I/O performance.

Compute

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores). A vCore represents a logical CPU.

Compute Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors.

vCore Memory Pay as you go
1 2 GiB $-
2 4 GiB $-

Storage

You are charged for the storage that you provision for your server. Storage can be provisioned up to 1 TB.

Price
GB/month $-

Backup

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
Locally redundant GB/month $-

Read replica

Read replicas allow read-heavy workloads to scale out beyond the capacity of a single Azure Database for PostgreSQL server. For each read replica you create, you are billed for the provisioned compute in vCores and provisioned storage in GB/month.

General Purpose

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

Compute

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores). A vCore represents a logical CPU.

Compute Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors.

vCore Memory Pay as you go 1 year reserved 3 year reserved
2 10 GiB $- $-
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4 20 GiB $- $-
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8 40 GiB $- $-
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16 80 GiB $- $-
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32 160 GiB $- $-
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64 320 GiB $- $-
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Storage

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

Price
GB/month $-

*Storage is limited to 4 TB in Central India, West India and South India.

Backup

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
Locally redundant GB/month $-
Geographically redundant GB/month $-

Read replica

Read replicas allow read-heavy workloads to scale out beyond the capacity of a single Azure Database for PostgreSQL server. For each read replica you create, you are billed for the provisioned compute in vCores and provisioned storage in GB/month.

Memory Optimised

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

Compute

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores). A vCore represents a logical CPU.

Compute Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors.

vCore Memory Pay as you go 1 year reserved 3 year reserved
2 20 GiB $- $-
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4 40 GiB $- $-
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8 80 GiB $- $-
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16 160 GiB $- $-
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32 320 GiB $- $-
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Storage

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

Price
GB/month $-

*Storage is limited to 4 TB in Central India, West India and South India.

Backup

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
Locally redundant GB/month $-
Geographically redundant GB/month $-

Read replica

Read replicas allow read-heavy workloads to scale out beyond the capacity of a single Azure Database for PostgreSQL server. For each read replica you create, you are billed for the provisioned compute in vCores and provisioned storage in GB/month.

Advanced Threat Protection (Preview)

For more information on Advanced Threat Protection, please visit the Azure Security Center pricing page.

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

  • The Basic tier is designed for workloads requiring light compute and I/O performance. Examples include servers used for development or testing, or small-scale infrequently used applications. General Purpose is for most business workloads requiring balanced compute and memory with scalable I/O throughput. Examples include servers for hosting web and mobile apps, and other enterprise applications. The Memory Optimised tier is for high-performance database workloads requiring in-memory performance for faster transaction processing and higher concurrency. Examples include servers for processing real-time data and high-performance transactional or analytical apps. Please review the documentation for more details.

  • For all tiers, the service is billed on a predictable, hourly rate based on pricing tier, provisioned compute in vCores, and provisioned storage in GB/month for your server and backups. On your bill, vCore hours, storage GB/month for the server and storage GB/month for backups will have separate line items.

  • You are billed for each hour or portion thereof that a PostgreSQL server exists, regardless of whether the server was active for the full hour. If you have scaled your database, you will be billed using the highest pricing tier, provisioned vCore and provisioned storage during the hour.

    For example:

    • If you create a PostgreSQL server and delete it after five minutes, you are charged for one full hour for the provisioned compute and storage.
    • If you create a PostgreSQL server in the General Purpose tier with 8 vCores and then immediately upgrade it to 16 vCores in the General Purpose tier, you are charged at the 16 vCore rate for the first hour.
  • Yes. From 1 July 2018, standard charges will apply for network egress. Look here for more details.

  • 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 PostgreSQL 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. For example, if you have the database storage size of 100 GB, you will get 100 GB of backup at no additional cost. However, if the backup is 110 GB, you will pay for the 10 GB.

  • Reserved capacity allows you to reserve compute power for your Hyperscale (Citus) server groups. This pricing option enables savings of up to 45 per cent for 1-year, and up to 65 per cent for 3-years compared to pay-as-you-go pricing.

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