SQL Database Web and Business pricing (to be retired)
Web and Business editions offers a one-size-fits-most option for customers with lightweight database workloads. SQL Database Web and Business editions are charged based on the actual volume of the database, measured in GB. Web edition scales to 5 GB while Business edition scales to 150 GB. Web and Business service tiers will be retired in September 2015. Sunset FAQ
SQL Database new service tiers are available in seven performance levels across three service tiers: Basic, Standard and Premium editions
The India Regions are available to customers with a business presence in India.
The India Regions are available to customers with a business presence in India. The West India data centre is currently only available to select volume licensing customers and partners. For more information, contact your Microsoft India partner manager or account manager.
Azure Government is available to US government entities to purchase physically and network isolated instances of Azure Government from a Licensed Azure Government Service Provider or Partner with no up-front financial commitment or fee. Or, you can sign up for a free Azure Government Trial.
Important: The price in R$ is merely a reference; this is an international transaction and the final price is subject to exchange rates and the inclusion of IOF taxes and an eNF will not be issued.
Azure Germany is available to customers and partners in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and provides data residency in Germany with additional levels of control and data protection with a modest price uplift over global cloud offerings (% varies per service).
|Max. storage per DB||Price per Database per Month Prorated Daily|
|W||0 to 100 MB||$4.995|
|W||100 MB to 1 GB||$9.99|
|W||1 GB to 10 GB||$9.99 for the first GB||$3.996 for each additional GB|
|BU||1 GB to 10 GB||$9.99 for the first GB||$3.996 for each additional GB|
|BU||10 GB to 50 GB||$45.954 for the first 10 GB||$1.996 for each additional GB|
|BU||50 GB to 150 GB||$125.874 for the first 50 GB||$0.999 for each additional GB|
In addition, any outbound data transfers are charged separately at the standard Data Transfer rates.
- How do I learn more about Web and Business editions retiring?
Please visit this FAQ on MSDN for more details.
- If my Web or Business database was deployed for only a few days in a month, is the cost prorated?
We prorate the cost of a Web or Business database on a daily basis (rather than hourly for Basic, Standard and Premium). For example, if you used a 1 GB database for 1 day and it grew to 10 GB the next day, and by the end of the second day, you had deleted the database, you will be charged for two days’ use. The cost in this case would be $9.99/31 + $35.964/31 = $1.48238709677419
- If my database exists for less than a day, how will it be prorated?
The minimum billing time unit for Web and Business databases is a day. If you create and drop a Web or Business database during the day, you will be billed for one day even if you drop the database before the end of the day.
- Is there an additional charge for using Automated Export?
Yes, Automated Export creates a copy of the database which exists for the duration of the export. This additional Web or Business database is charged at the normal daily rates while it exists. Depending on how often you export the database, the time of day the export occurs and the size of the database (large databases take longer to copy and export), you may significantly increase the effective cost of the database being exported.
- If my database is 1.4 GB, will I be charged for 1 GB or 2 GB?
We round up the size of your database to the next whole GB. In this example, you will be charged for a 2 GB database.
- How do database charges appear on my bill?
We bill each Web or Business database in multiples of a database unit (DU). A DU is charged at $9.99 per month. Learn more
- When should I use Azure SQL database vs SQL Server in a Virtual Machine?
If you have existing applications or workloads that you simply want to grab and move to the cloud, SQL Server in a Virtual Machine is the easiest path to realise the benefits of the cloud. If you are looking to innovate and build new relational applications running in the cloud or extend parts of on-premises applications into the cloud, SQL Database is the best long-term solution.
- Can I import or migrate existing data to Azure SQL Database?
Yes. With common tools and development frameworks, we are committed to making it easy to migrate existing SQL Server applications’ data-tier and database data into Azure SQL Database with a variety of powerful tools to suit virtually any situation. See the SQL Database migration overview for options and additional information.
- Are there time limitations for maintaining a SQL Database server that has not hosted a user-created database?
We automatically delete all SQL Database servers which have not hosted a user-created database at any time during the last 90 days. Any user-created logins stored in the removed server will be lost. While there is no charge for creating and maintaining a server, each server has a system database associated with it which takes up unnecessary space in the environment. By removing empty servers, Microsoft can better maintain a more efficient, better organised environment.