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API Management pricing

Azure API Management allows organizations to publish APIs 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

API Management is offered in four tiers—developer, basic, standard, and premium.

  Developer Basic Standard Premium
Purpose Non-production use cases and evaluations Entry-level production use cases Medium-volume production use cases High-volume or Enterprise production use cases
Price (per unit) $- $- $- $-
Cache (per unit) 10 MB 50 MB 1 GB 5 GB
Scale-out (units) 1 2 4 10 per region
(call support to add more)
SLA No 99.9% 99.9% 99.95% 1
Azure Active Directory integration Yes No Yes Yes
Virtual Network support Yes No No Yes
Multi-region deployment No No No Yes
Estimated Maximum Throughput2
(per unit)
500 requests/sec 1,000 requests/sec 2,500 requests/sec 4,000 requests/sec
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.

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.
  • SLA—We guarantee that API Management service instances running in the standard tier will respond to requests to perform operations at least 99.9% of the time. We guarantee that API Management service instances running in the premium tier deployed across two or more regions will respond to requests to perform operations at least 99.95% of the time. No SLA is provided for the developer tier of the API Management Service. To learn more, visit the Azure SLA page.


  • The developer tier is for API Management trial, development, and functional test. Customers should not use this tier for production.

  • No. There is no on-premises deployment option available at this time, but you can vote on uservoice if you’d like this capability. However, you can certainly use Azure-based API management with on-premises systems and data.

  • Customers can scale API Management by adding and removing units. Each unit has capacity that depends on its tier. For example, the standard tier provides an estimated maximum throughput of approximately 2,500 requests per second. As you add additional units, capacity scales proportionately. For example, two units of standard provides approximately 5,000 requests per second.


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