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Azure Open Datasets

Curated open data made easily accessible on Azure.

Easily access curated datasets and accelerate machine learning

Improve the accuracy of your machine learning models with publicly available datasets. Save time on data discovery and preparation by using curated datasets that are ready to use in machine learning workflows and easy to access from Azure services.

Why use Azure Open Datasets?

Quickly build more accurate models

Account for real-world factors that can impact business outcomes. By incorporating features from curated datasets into your machine learning models, improve the accuracy of predictions and reduce data preparation time.

Promote community collaboration

Share datasets with a growing community of data scientists and developers.

Speed insights with Azure scale

Deliver insights at hyperscale using Azure Open Datasets with Azure’s machine learning and data analytics solutions.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get USD200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

Open Datasets resources

Data storage and access

Learn how datasets are stored in Azure and accessed using an SDK.

Dataset samples

Use an open dataset to train a machine learning model.

Documentation and learning resources

AI for Earth

Learn about AI for Earth, our partner bringing key geospatial datasets to Azure to accelerate applications in climate science and conservation.

Data Use Agreements

Microsoft provides a series of open licenses that you can apply to your datasets.

Ready when you are—let’s set up your Azure free account