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Azure Database Migration Service pricing

The Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) is a fully managed service that is designed for both operational database and data warehouse migrations.

The Standard pricing tier supports offline (also called “one-time”) migrations. The Standard pricing tier, which offers 1-, 2-, and 4-vCore options, is generally available and free to customers.

The Premium pricing tier supports offline and online migrations (also called "continuous migration") for business critical workloads that require minimal downtime. The Premium pricing tier is now generally available and will be free to customers until 28th February 2019. Beginning 1st March 2019, DMS Premium pricing (listed below), will be in effect.

Information on regional availability for the Azure Database Migration service can be found here. In subsequent Azure DMS updates, we will include additional source-target pairs. Sign up for private preview of additional source target pairs.

Pricing details

Pricing tier:

Standard

Most small- to medium- business workloads (supports offline migration only)

Compute

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

vCORE(s) Price*
1 Free
2 Free
4 Free

Premium

Large or business critical workloads (supports online migrations, offline migrations and faster migration speeds)

Compute

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

vCORE(s) Price*
4 $-/hour

*DMS Premium will be free for customers until 28th February 2019. Beginning 1st March 2019, DMS Premium pricing will be in effect. Customers will be able to use DMS Premium 4-vCore free for 6 months from the DMS service creation date before incurring any charges.

FAQ Questions:

  • The Standard tier of Database Migration Service supports offline migrations and is free to use.

  • DMS Premium tier is billed on a predictable, hourly rate based on provisioned compute in vCore for your migration service.

    Currently, the Premium tier of Database Migration Service is only available with 4 vCores. Customers using 4 vCore Premium DMS today can use the service for free until 28th February 2019. Beginning 1st March, customers will receive 6 months of 4 vCore Premium DMS for free from DMS service creation before billing starts.

    For example:

    • If you create a 4 vCore Premium DMS service on 15th January 2019, you can continue to use service for free until 28th February 2019. Starting 1st March 2019, your 6-month free period starts and you can continue to use the service for free until 31st August 2019. For usage occurring on or after 1st September 2019, you will be billed per hour for the compute resources you provision.
    • If you create a 4 vCore Premium DMS service on 15th March 2019, your 6-month free period will start when you create a DMS service on 15th March 2019 and will continue until 14th September 2019. For usage occurring on or after 15th September 2019, you will be billed per hour for the compute resources you provision.
    • If you use 4 vCore Premium DMS for 6 months or less from the time of DMS service creation, you will not be billed (DMS Premium 4 vCore is free for 6 months from DMS service creation). So if you use 4 vCore Premium DMS for 3 months, it will be free.
    • If you use 4 vCore Premium DMS for 8 months, you will receive 6 months for free from DMS service creation and then will be billed for the additional 2 month that you have used 4 vCore Premium DMS.

  • The Standard tier of Database Migration Service supports offline migrations and is free to use.

  • The Standard tier of Database Migration Service supports offline migrations and is free to use.

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