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SQL Server Enterprise Virtual Machines Pricing

Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualisation for a wide range of computing solutions with support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP and more. All current generation Virtual Machines include load balancing and auto-scaling at no cost. For optimal performance, we recommend pairing your Virtual Machines with Managed Disks. Standard egress charges apply.

Choose from the following payment options for Virtual Machines. Combine either option with the Azure Hybrid Benefit for additional savings.

Pay as you go

Pay for compute capacity by the second, with no long-term commitment or upfront payments. Increase or decrease compute capacity on demand. Start or stop at any time and only pay for what you use.


Recommended for:
  • Users who prefer the low cost and flexibility of Azure Virtual Machines.
  • Applications with short-term, spiky or unpredictable workloads that cannot be interrupted.
  • Applications being developed or tested on Azure Virtual Machines for the first time.
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Reserved Virtual Machine Instances

An Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instance is an advanced purchase of a Virtual Machine for one or three years in a specified region. The commitment is made up front and in return, you get up to 72 percent price savings compared to pay-as-you-go pricing. Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are flexible and can easily be exchanged or returned.


Recommended for:
  • Applications with steady-state usage.
  • Customers who want budget predictability.
  • Customers who can commit to using a virtual machine (VM) over a one-year or three-year term to reduce computing costs.
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Deploying SQL Server in Azure VMs combines the industry-leading performance and security, built-in artificial intelligence, and business intelligence of SQL Server, now available on both Linux and Windows, with the flexibility, security, and hybrid connectivity of Azure. This enables you to maintain full flexibility and control over the database and operating system, whether Windows or Linux, while enabling full compatibility for lift and shift, dev/test, and hybrid business continuity.

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Developer

General information is available on the SQL Server on Virtual Machines product page and detailed Editions information is available on the SQL Server 2017 Editions page.

Example Virtual Machines pricing

Azure Virtual Machines are designed for all budgets and workloads, starting from our economical B-series to our newest GPU VMs optimised for machine learning. Explore popular categories:

Burstable VMs—B1S

Most economical

Our B-series VMs provide an economical, low-cost solution for workloads that normally don't use a lot of CPU, but occasionally need to burst to handle higher workloads. Free for 12 months.

Compute optimised—Fsv2

Raw compute power

Fsv2 is our newest compute-optimised VM family and uses the Intel Skylake processor. Fsv2 delivers the latest Intel CPU for raw compute power.

General purpose—Dv3

Balanced CPU and memory

Our Dv3 family is the latest generation of our general purpose VMs. It is appropriate for a variety of workloads.

Memory optimised—Ev3

High memory-to-core ratio

Ev3 is our latest generation memory-optimised VM. It is great for relational database servers, caches, and in-memory analytics.

Explore all Virtual Machine options

Explore options in Azure Virtual Machines. Choose your OS and software combination and find VMs for your vCPU (core), RAM and storage requirements.

SQL Server Developer offers free images for development/testing (not production). You only pay to run the operating system (OS) in the virtual machine. SQL Server Express’ images are free-licensed for lightweight production workloads.

Customers with software assurance can easily bring their SQL Server licenses with one of the {BYOL} SQL Server images.

General purpose

Balanced CPU-to-memory ratio. Ideal for testing and development, small to medium databases and low to medium traffic web servers.

B-series

B-series are economical virtual machines that provide a low-cost option for workloads that typically run at a low to moderate baseline CPU performance, but sometimes need to burst to significantly higher CPU performance when the demand rises. These workloads do not require the use of the full CPU all the time, but occasionally will need to burst to finish some tasks more quickly. Many applications such as development and test servers, low traffic web servers, small databases, micro services, servers for proof-of-concepts, build servers and code repositories fit into this model.
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B1S 1 1.00 GiB 2 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
B1MS 1 2.00 GiB 4 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
B2S 2 4.00 GiB 8 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
B2MS 2 8.00 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
B4MS 4 16.00 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
B8MS 8 32.00 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

Av2 Standard

Av2 Standard is the latest generation of A-series virtual machines with similar CPU performance and faster disk. These virtual machines are suitable for development workloads, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases. Like the prior A Standard generation, Av2 virtual machines will include load balancing and auto-scaling at no additional charge.

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A1 v2 1 2.00 GiB 10 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
A2 v2 2 4.00 GiB 20 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
A2m v2 2 16.00 GiB 20 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
A4 v2 4 8.00 GiB 40 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
A4m v2 4 32.00 GiB 40 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
A8 v2 8 16.00 GiB 80 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
A8m v2 8 64.00 GiB 80 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank

Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are not available for the Av2-series.

D2-64 v3 latest generation

D2-64 v3 instances are the latest hyper-threaded generation of general purpose instances. D2-64 v3 instances are based on the 2.3 GHz Intel XEON ® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor and can achieve 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D2-64 v3 instances offer the combination of CPU, memory, and local disk for most production workloads.

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D2 v3 2 8.00 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D4 v3 4 16.00 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D8 v3 8 32.00 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D16 v3 16 64.00 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D32 v3 32 128.00 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D64 v3 64 256.00 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

D2s-64s v3 latest generation

Dsv3-series support premium storage and are the latest hyper-threaded generation of general purpose instances running on both the Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 2.4GHz (Haswell) and the Intel Xeon ® E5-2673 v4 2.3GHz (Broadwell) processor. With the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 the Dsv3 can go up to 3.1GHz. The Dsv3-series sizes offer a combination of vCPU, memory, and temporary storage for most production workloads.

The VM pricing and billing meters for Dsv3 sizes are the same as Dv3-series. Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. See pricing for disks.

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D2s v3 2 8.00 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D4s v3 4 16.00 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D8s v3 8 32.00 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D16s v3 16 64.00 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D32s v3 32 128.00 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D64s v3 64 256.00 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

D1-5 v2

D1-5 v2 instances are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor and can achieve 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D1-5 v2 instances offer a powerful combination of CPU, memory and local disk for most production applications.

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D1 v2 1 3.50 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D2 v2 2 7.00 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D3 v2 4 14.00 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D4 v2 8 28.00 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D5 v2 16 56.00 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

DS1-S5 v2

Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the variant Dsv2 virtual machines. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2 sizes are the same as Dv2-series. See pricing for disks.

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DS1 v2 1 3.50 GiB 7 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS2 v2 2 7.00 GiB 14 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS3 v2 4 14.00 GiB 28 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS4 v2 8 28.00 GiB 56 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS5 v2 16 56.00 GiB 112 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

DC-series preview

DC series is a new family of virtual machines in Azure that can help protect the confidentiality and integrity of your data and code while it is processed in the public cloud. These machines are backed by the latest generation of 3.7GHz Intel XEON E-2176G Processor with SGX technology. With the Intel Turbo Boost Technology these machines can go up to 4.7GHz. DC series instances enable customers to build secure enclave-based applications to protect their code and data while it is in use.
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DC2s 2 8.00 GiB 100 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
DC4s 4 16.00 GiB 200 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank

Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are not available for the Dc-series.

*Preview pricing subject to change

Compute optimised

High CPU-to-memory ratio. Good for medium traffic web servers, network appliances, batch processes and application servers.

Fsv2-series

The Fsv2-series virtual machines support 2-GiB RAM and 8 GB of local temporary storage (SSD) per vCPU and are optimised for compute intensive workloads. The F-series is hyper-threaded and based on the Intel Xeon® Platinum 8168 (SkyLake) processor, which can achieve single core Turbo clock speeds of 3.7 GHz and sustained all core Turbo as high as 3.4GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. These virtual machines are suitable for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics and gaming.

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F2s v2 2 4.00 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F4s v2 4 8.00 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F8s v2 8 16.00 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F16s v2 16 32.00 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F32s v2 32 64.00 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F64s v2 64 128.00 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

F-series

The F-series virtual machines support 2-GiB RAM and 16 GB of local solid state drive (SSD) per CPU core and are optimised for compute intensive workloads. The F-series is based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.2 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. These virtual machines are suitable for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics and gaming.

For persistent storage, use the variant Fs virtual machines and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Fs sizes are the same as F-series.

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F1 1 2.00 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F2 2 4.00 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F4 4 8.00 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F8 8 16.00 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F16 16 32.00 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

Fs-Series

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F1s 1 2.00 GiB 4 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F2s 2 4.00 GiB 8 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F4s 4 8.00 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F8s 8 16.00 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
F16s 16 32.00 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

Memory optimised

High memory-to-core ratio. Great for relational database servers, medium to large caches and in-memory analytics.

E2-64 v3 latest generation

E2-64 v3 instances are the latest generation of hyper-threaded memory optimised instances. E2-64 v3 instances are based on the 2.3 GHz Intel XEON® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor and can achieve 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. E2-64 v3 instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications.

Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the variant Esv3 virtual machines. The pricing and billing meters for Esv3 sizes are the same as Ev3-series. See pricing for disks.

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E2 v3 2 16.00 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E4 v3 4 32.00 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E8 v3 8 64.00 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E16 v3 16 128.00 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E20 v3 20 160.00 GiB 600 GiB $- $- N/A N/A N/A
E32 v3 32 256.00 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E64i v3 64 432.00 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $- N/A N/A
E64 v3 64 432.00 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
1 Azure Compute offers virtual machine sizes which are Isolated to a specific hardware type and dedicated to a single customer. These virtual machine sizes are best suited for workloads which require a high degree of isolation from other customers for workloads involving elements like compliance and regulatory requirements.

E2s-64s v3 latest generation

ESv3-series instances are based on the 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon ® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor and can achieve 3.5GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and use premium storage. Ev3-series instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications.

Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the variant Esv3 virtual machines. The pricing and billing meters for Esv3 sizes are the same as Ev3-series. See pricing for disks.

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E2s v3 2 16.00 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E4s v3 4 32.00 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E8s v3 8 64.00 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E16s v3 16 128.00 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E20s v3 20 160.00 GiB 320 GiB $- $- N/A N/A N/A
E32s v3 32 256.00 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E64is v3 64 432.00 GiB 864 GiB $- $- $- N/A N/A
E64s v3 64 432.00 GiB 864 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
1 Azure Compute offers virtual machine sizes which are Isolated to a specific hardware type and dedicated to a single customer. These virtual machine sizes are best suited for workloads which require a high degree of isolation from other customers for workloads involving elements like compliance and regulatory requirements.

D11-15 v2

D11-15 v2 instances are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor and can achieve 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D11-15 v2 are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. D15 v2 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.

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D11 v2 2 14.00 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D12 v2 4 28.00 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D13 v2 8 56.00 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D14 v2 16 112.00 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
D15 v2 20 140.00 GiB 1,000 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

DS11-S15 v2

For persistent storage, use the variant Dsv2 virtual machines and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2 sizes are the same as Dv2-series.

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DS11 v2 2 14.00 GiB 28 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS12 v2 4 28.00 GiB 56 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS13 v2 8 56.00 GiB 112 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS14 v2 16 112.00 GiB 224 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS15 v2 20 140.00 GiB 280 GiB $- $- $- $- $-

G-series

G-series virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family and provide unparalleled computational performance to support large database workloads, specifically SAP HANA, SQL Server, Hadoop, DataZen, and Hortonworks. G5 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.

For persistent storage, use the variant GS virtual machines and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for GS sizes are the same as G-series.

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G1 2 28.00 GiB 384 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
G2 4 56.00 GiB 768 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
G3 8 112.00 GiB 1,536 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
G4 16 224.00 GiB 3,072 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
G5 32 448.00 GiB 6,144 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank

Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are not available for the G-series.

Gs-Series

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Gs1 2 28.00 GiB 56 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
Gs2 4 56.00 GiB 112 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
Gs3 8 112.00 GiB 224 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
Gs4 16 224.00 GiB 448 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank
Gs5 32 448.00 GiB 896 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank

Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are not available for the Gs-series.

M-series

M-series virtual machines are hyper-threaded and feature Intel® Xeon® E7-8890 v3 2.5GHz (Haswell) processor. The M-series provides up to 128 cores and 4.0 TiB of memory, providing unparalleled computational performance to support large in-memory workloads.

All the M-series virtual machine sizes will have the ability to use both standard and premium persistent disks. The pricing and billing meters for Ms sizes are the same as M-series.

M-series VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP workloads. For more information on running SAP HANA on Azure, please refer to the SAP solutions.

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M8ms 8 219.00 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M16ms 16 438.00 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M32ts 32 192.00 GiB 1,024 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M32ls 32 256.00 GiB 1,024 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M32ms 32 875.00 GiB 1,024 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M64ls 64 512.00 GiB 2,048 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M64s 64 1,024.00 GiB 2,048 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M64 64 1,024.00 GiB 7,168 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M64ms 64 1,792.00 GiB 2,048 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M64m 64 1,792.00 GiB 7,168 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M128s 128 2,048.00 GiB 4,096 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M128 128 2,048.00 GiB 14,336 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M128ms 128 3,892.00 GiB 4,096 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
M128m 128 3,892.00 GiB 14,336 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
1 Azure Compute virtual machines have the same vCPU, RAM and total storage with varying local and XIO cache disk storage sizes, this is to offer customers the flexibility to choose different disk allocation to meet their workload requirements.

Extreme Memory Optimised

These new VM sizes are optimised for database workloads like SQL Server or Oracle which often require high memory, storage and I/O bandwidth, but not a high CPU core count. They constrain the VM vCPU count to reduce the cost of software licensing, all while maintaining the same memory, storage and I/O bandwidth. The licensing charged for SQL Server or Oracle will be constrained to the active vCPU count while the compute cost, which includes OS licensing, remains the same one as the original size based on “underlying vCPU”. These new VM sizes which are only available in Azure, allowing workloads to push higher CPU utilisation at a fraction of the (per-core) licensing cost.

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DS11-1 v2 1 / 2 14.00 GiB 28 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS12-1 v2 1 / 4 28.00 GiB 56 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS12-2 v2 2 / 4 28.00 GiB 56 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E4-2s v3 2 / 4 32.00 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS13-2 v2 2 / 8 56.00 GiB 112 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E8-2s v3 2 / 8 64.00 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS13-4 v2 4 / 8 56.00 GiB 112 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E8-2s v3 4 / 8 64.00 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
DS14-4 v2 4 / 16 112.00 GiB 224 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E16-4s v3 4 / 16 128.00 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
Gs4-4 4 / 16 224.00 GiB 3,072 GiB $- $- N/A N/A N/A
DS14-8 v2 8 / 16 112.00 GiB 224 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
E16-8s v3 8 / 16 128.00 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
Gs4-8 8 / 16 224.00 GiB 3,072 GiB $- $- N/A N/A N/A
E32-8s v3 8 / 32 256.00 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $-
Gs5-8 8 / 32 448.00 GiB 6,144 GiB $- $- N/A N/A N/A
E32-16s v3 16 / 32 256.00 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $-