Log Analytics pricing

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Pricing details

Log analytics is billed per gigabyte (GB) of data uploaded into the service. Log Analytics offers a subset of the features offered in Insight and Analytics. It will not include application dependency monitoring and network performance monitoring capabilities. Log Analytics is offered in two tiers—free and paid. The free tier has a limit on the amount of data collected daily. The paid tier does not have a limit on the amount of data collected daily.

Free Log Analytics—Standalone
Daily limit 500 MB1 None
Retention period 7 days 1 month
Customise longer retention periods ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Price Free $- per GB
1For customers that reach their 500 megabyte (MB) daily limit, data analysing will stop and resume at the start of the next day. A day is based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Note that charges may apply for solutions such as Security and Compliance, even when deployed on a Log Analytics workspace on the free tier. See Security & Compliance pricing.

Overage charges

If data needs to be stored for longer than a month overages are charged per the below prices.

Overage meter Price
Additional retention beyond 1 month $-/GB/month

For workspaces created prior to 1st October 2016

Customers who started using Log Analytics before 1st October 2016 continue to exist on an older pricing model and can switch at any time to the new models above. The pricing models below have not been available to any new workspaces since 1st October 2016.

Standard Premium
Daily limit None None
Retention period 1 month 12 months
Customise longer retention periods ‐ ‐ Not available ‐ ‐ Not available
Price $2.3 per GB $3.5 per GB

Support & SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to general availability, including Log Analytics, through Azure Support, starting at $29 per month. Billing and subscription management support is provided for free.
  • Additional training videos and documentation are also available.
  • We guarantee that at least 99.9 percent of the time, log data will be indexed within six hours of the data being queued for indexing by the Log Analytics Service. No SLA is provided for the free tier. Read the SLA.


  • You can select the desired tier when you create a Log Analytics workspace.

  • Yes, you can always change your tier selection. However, when you change the tier on a workspace all data analyzed before the change of tier will be retained at the new tier’s retention period. You can also create multiple workspaces, each using a different tier.

  • No, you can remain on your current pricing tier or change to the new OMS tier or move to the free pricing tier.

  • No. Log Analytics workspaces created after 1st October 2016 only have the choice of free, standalone and OMS.


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