SQL Server Stretch Database Pricing

Dynamically stretching SQL Server databases to Azure

With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from Microsoft SQL Server to Azure. Unlike typical cold data management solutions, with Stretch Database your data is always to hand. Stretch Database lets you provide longer retention times for large amounts of data without scaling up enterprise storage. Depending on your performance requirements, choose a performance level, then scale up or down as needed.

Pricing details

Stretch Database bills Compute and Storage separately. Compute usage is represented with Database Stretch Unit (DSU) and customers can scale up and down the level of performance/DSUs that they need at any time.

Prices below reflect general availability pricing, effective from 1 September 2016.


Performance Level (DSU) Price
100 $-
200 $-
300 $-
400 $-
500 $-
600 $-
1000 $-
1200 $-
1500 $-
2000 $-

Database sizes are limited to 240 TB.

Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours per month at a constant DSU level.

Stretch DB is generally available in all regions except India South, China North, Brazil South, US North Central, India West, Australia, Japan and US Gov.

Outbound data transfer rate

Outbound data transfers are charged at regular data transfer rates.

Data storage and snapshots

Data storage is charged based on $-/GB/month. Data storage includes the size of your Stretch DB and backup snapshots. All Stretch databases have seven days of incremental backup snapshots.

Note: Storage transactions are not billed. You only pay for stored data and not storage transactions.


You can also choose to make a geo-redundant copy of your Stretch database for disaster recovery. Storage for geo-redundant copies is billed at Azure Standard Disk RA-GRS rates of $-/GB/month.

Support and SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support.
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29.0/month. Find a plan
  • Guaranteed 99.99% uptime. Learn more




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