API Management pricing

Azure API Management allows organizations to publish APIs hosted on Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds more securely, reliably, and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and log analytics available in the admin portal. This service helps provide the tools your organization needs for end-to-end API management—everything from provisioning user roles, creating usage plans and quotas, applying policies for transforming payloads, throttling, analytics, monitoring, and alerts.

Pricing details

  Consumption Developer Basic Standard Premium IsolatedPreview
Purpose Lightweight and serverless version of API Management service, billed per execution Non-production use cases and evaluations Entry-level production use cases Medium-volume production use cases High-volume or enterprise production use cases Enterprise production use cases requiring high degree of isolation
Price (per unit) $- per million calls (1M calls free3) $- $- $- $- TBA8
Cache (per unit) External only 10 MB 50 MB 1 GB 5 GB 5 GB
Scale-out (units) N/A (automatic scaling) 1 2 4 10 per region
(call support to add more)
10 per region
(call support to add more)
SLA 99.95% No 99.95% 99.95% 99.99%1 99.99%
Isolation Shared Private Private Private Private Private
Usage limits Limits apply No No No No No
Cache, external4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Developer portal No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple custom domain names5 No Yes No No Yes Yes
Azure Active Directory integration in developer portal No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Network support No Yes No No Yes Yes
Multi-region deployment No No No No Yes Yes
Self-hosted gateway No Yes6 No No Yes7 Yes
estimated maximum throughput2
(per unit)
N/A (automatic scaling) 500 requests/sec 1,000 requests/sec 2,500 requests/sec 4,000 requests/sec 4,000 requests/sec
Compute Isolation No No No No No Yes

1 Requires deployment of at least one unit in two or more regions.

2 Actual throughput is affected by many factors including the number and rate of concurrent client connections, the kind and number of configured policies, payload sizes and backend API performance. The numbers presented in the table were obtained by testing with 1000 concurrent persistent client secure HTTP connections, minimal payload sizes, no policies configured, and a low latency backend API.

3 Monthly free grant of 1 million requests per Azure subscription.

4 Bring your own Redis-compatible cache, e.g. Azure Redis Cache.

5 Available for gateway only. Limit of 20 domain names per instance. Call support to add more.

6 In the Developer tier, the self-hosted gateway feature is available at no additional cost. The number of gateway deployments is not limited, but each deployment is limited to a single gateway replica (node).

7 In the Premium tier, the self-hosted gateway feature is available at an additional cost (see below). The number of gateway deployments and gateway replicas (nodes) in each deployment is not limited.

8 To find out the price or get provision Isolated tier service please call support.

Self-hosted gateway

The self-hosted gateway feature expands API Management support for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. It allows customers to manage all their APIs via a single API management solution without compromising security, compliance, or performance. With the self-hosted gateway feature, organizations can deploy a containerized version of the API Management gateway component to the same environments where they host their APIs while continuing to manage them from an associated API Management service in Azure.

Price $-
Billing will start on June 1, 2020 and applies only for Premium tier deployments. Developer tier deployments are free of charge.

Support & SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to general availability through Azure Support, starting at $29/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • We guarantee that API Management Service instances running in the Consumption Tier, Basic Tier, Standard Tier, and Premium Tier deployments scaled within a single region will respond to requests to perform operations at least 99.95% of the time.
  • We guarantee that API Management Service instances running in the Premium Tier with deployments scaled across two or more regions will respond to requests to perform operations at least 99.99% of the time.​

No SLA is provided for the following:​

  • Developer tier of the API Management Service.​
  • Any self-hosted API Management components.
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  • The Developer tier does not offer an SLA. Therefore, it is not suitable for production use. The Developer tier should be used for evaluations, development, and test.

  • Yes. The new self-hosted gateway feature enables on-premises as well as multi-cloud deployments. The feature is available for production use in the Premium tier and evaluation purposes in the Developer tier. Please see the product page as well as the pricing section above for more details.

  • Customers can scale API Management by adding and removing units. Each unit has certain request processing capacity that depends on the service’s tier. For example, a unit of the Standard tier has an estimated maximum throughput of approximately 2,500 requests per second. As you add or remove units, capacity scales proportionately. For example, two units of the Standard tier provide an estimated throughput of approximately 5,000 requests per second.

  • All nodes within the gateway deployment share the location properties and configuration, for example, the custom domain name(s) and assigned APIs. Each gateway deployment corresponds to a gateway resource that can be created either via the Azure portal on the Gateways blade inside an API Management service or programmatically via management API.
  • The purpose of the Isolated tier is to enable use of all the features of API Management Premium tier in highly-regulated industries where compute environment isolation is a requirement.


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