Batch Pricing

Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management

Azure Batch provides job scheduling and cluster management, allowing applications or algorithms to run in parallel at scale.

There is no charge for Batch itself, only the underlying compute and other resources consumed to run your batch jobs. For compute, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, or Windows Virtual Machines can be utilized by Batch. The standard rates for compute apply and can be viewed below. In addition, Batch allows low-priority VMs to be utilized

Low-priority VMs in Batch (Preview)

Low-priority VMs are available for a much lower price than normal VMs and can significantly reduce the costs of running certain workloads or allow much more work to be performed at a greater scale, for the same cost. However, low-priority VMs do have different characteristics and are only suitable for certain types of application and workload. Low-priority VMs are allocated from surplus capacity and therefore availability varies – at times VMs may not be available to allocate and allocated VMs may occasionally be preempted by higher-priority allocations. The availability SLA for normal VMs therefore does not apply to low-priority VMs.

If applications can tolerate interruption, then use of low-priority VMs can significantly lower compute costs. Suitable workloads include batch processing and HPC jobs, where the work is split into many asynchronous tasks. If VMs are pre-empted, then tasks can be interrupted and rerun; job completion time can also increase if capacity drops. Low-priority VMs are initially only available through Azure Batch, which provides job scheduling and resource management for batch processing workloads. Azure Batch pools can contain both normal and low-priority VMs; if low-priority VMs are pre-empted, then any interrupted tasks will be requeued, and the pool will automatically attempt to replace the lost capacity.

The prices for the low-priority VMs are for the preview. Prices may change when the service is generally available.


A0-4 – Basic

A Basic is an economical option for development workloads, test servers, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
A0 1 0.75 GiB 20 GB $- N/A
A1 1 1.75 GiB 40 GB $- N/A
A2 2 3.50 GiB 60 GB $- N/A
A3 4 7.00 GiB 120 GB $- N/A
A4 8 14.00 GiB 240 GB $- N/A

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

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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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
A1 v2 1 2.00 GiB 10 GB $- $-
A2 v2 2 4.00 GiB 20 GB $- $-
A4 v2 4 8.00 GiB 40 GB $- $-
A8 v2 8 16.00 GiB 80 GB $- $-
A2m v2 2 16.00 GiB 20 GB $- $-
A4m v2 4 32.00 GiB 40 GB $- $-
A8m v2 8 64.00 GiB 80 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

D2-5 – v2 Promo - Limited-time

For a limited-time only, our D2-5 v2 instances will be offered at a special price based on our upcoming move to hyper-threaded processors. Read more about the move to hyper-threaded processors and this limited-time offer on our blog.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
D2 v2 Promo 2 7.00 GiB 100 GB $- N/A
D3 v2 Promo 4 14.00 GiB 200 GB $- N/A
D4 v2 Promo 8 28.00 GiB 400 GB $- N/A
D5 v2 Promo 16 56.00 GiB 800 GB $- N/A

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

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.

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. Pricing for disks is available here.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
D1 v2 1 3.50 GiB 50 GB $- $-
D2 v2 2 7.00 GiB 100 GB $- $-
D3 v2 4 14.00 GiB 200 GB $- $-
D4 v2 8 28.00 GiB 400 GB $- $-
D5 v2 16 56.00 GiB 800 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

D2-64–v3 Latest Generation

D2-64 v3 instances are the latest 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 3.5GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D2-64 v3 instances offer the combination of CPU, memory, and local disk for most production workloads.

Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the variant “Dsv3” virtual machines. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv3 sizes are the same as Dv3-series. Pricing for disks is available here.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
D2 v3 2 8.00 GiB 16 GB $- N/A
D4 v3 4 16.00 GiB 32 GB $- N/A
D8 v3 8 32.00 GiB 64 GB $- N/A
D16 v3 16 64.00 GiB 128 GB $- N/A
D32 v3 32 128.00 GiB 256 GB $- N/A
D64 v3 64 256.00 GiB 512 GB $- N/A

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

D1-4 – v1

D1-4 instances offer a powerful combination of CPU, memory and local disk for most production applications. For persistent storage, use the variant “Ds” virtual machines and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Ds sizes are the same as D-series.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
D1 1 3.50 GiB 50 GB $- $-
D2 2 7.00 GiB 100 GB $- $-
D3 4 14.00 GiB 200 GB $- $-
D4 8 28.00 GiB 400 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

A0-7 – Standard

A Standard supports applications that require load balancing, auto-scaling. 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.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
A0 1 0.75 GiB 20 GB $- N/A
A1 1 1.75 GiB 70 GB $- $-
A2 2 3.50 GiB 135 GB $- $-
A3 4 7.00 GiB 285 GB $- $-
A4 8 14.00 GiB 605 GB $- $-
A5 2 14.00 GiB 135 GB $- $-
A6 4 28.00 GiB 285 GB $- $-
A7 8 56.00 GiB 605 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

F Series

The F-Series virtual machines sport 2 GiB RAM and 16 GB of local solid state drive (SSD) per CPU core, and are optimized 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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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
F1 1 2.00 GiB 16 GB $- $-
F2 2 4.00 GiB 32 GB $- $-
F4 4 8.00 GiB 64 GB $- $-
F8 8 16.00 GiB 128 GB $- $-
F16 16 32.00 GiB 256 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

D11-14 – v2 Promo - Limited-time

For a limited-time only, our D11-14 v2 instances will be offered at a special price based on our upcoming move to hyper-threaded processors. Read more about the move to hyper-threaded processors and this limited-time offer on our blog.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
D11 v2 Promo 2 14.00 GiB 100 GB $- N/A
D12 v2 Promo 4 28.00 GiB 200 GB $- N/A
D13 v2 Promo 8 56.00 GiB 400 GB $- N/A
D14 v2 Promo 16 112.00 GiB 800 GB $- N/A

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

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.

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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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
D11 v2 2 14.00 GiB 100 GB $- $-
D12 v2 4 28.00 GiB 200 GB $- $-
D13 v2 8 56.00 GiB 400 GB $- $-
D14 v2 16 112.00 GiB 800 GB $- $-
D15 v2 20 140.00 GiB 1,000 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

D11-14 – v1

D11-14 instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. For persistent storage, use the variant “Ds” virtual machines and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Ds sizes are the same as D-series.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
D11 2 14.00 GiB 100 GB $- $-
D12 4 28.00 GiB 200 GB $- $-
D13 8 56.00 GiB 400 GB $- $-
D14 16 112.00 GiB 800 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

E2-64–v3 Latest Generation

E2-64 v3 instances are the latest generation of Memory Optimized Instances. E2-64 v3 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. 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. Pricing for disks is available here.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
E2 v3 2 16.00 GiB 32 GB $- N/A
E4 v3 4 32.00 GiB 64 GB $- N/A
E8 v3 8 64.00 GiB 128 GB $- N/A
E16 v3 16 128.00 GiB 256 GB $- N/A
E32 v3 32 256.00 GiB 512 GB $- N/A
E64 v3 64 432.00 GiB 864 GB $- N/A

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

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.

If you need an option to run SAP HANA production environments that require nodes larger than 0.5TB the SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) provide purpose-built SAP certified hardware to deploy larger production environments of SAP workloads (OLTP and OLAP). More details are available here.

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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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
G1 2 28.00 GiB 384 GB $- $-
G2 4 56.00 GiB 768 GB $- $-
G3 8 112.00 GiB 1,536 GB $- $-
G4 16 224.00 GiB 3,072 GB $- $-
G5 32 448.00 GiB 6,144 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

M Series

M-series virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® E7-8890 v3 2.5GHz (Haswell) processor. The M-series provides up to 128 cores and 2.0TiB of memory providing unparalleled computational performance to support large in-memory workloads.

All the M-series VM 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.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
M64MS 64 1,750.00 GiB 2,000 GB $- N/A
M128S 128 2,000.00 GiB 4,000 GB $- N/A

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

NC Series

N-series Virtual Machines are ideal for compute and graphics-intensive workloads, helping customers to fuel innovation through scenarios like high-end remote visualization, deep learning, and predictive analytics. N-series Virtual Machines feature the NVIDIA Tesla accelerated platform and NVIDIA GRID 2.0 technology, providing the highest-end graphics support available in the cloud today. In addition, N-series offers a NC24r configuration that provides a low latency, high-throughput network interface optimized for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 GPU Price Low Priority Price
NC6 6 56.00 GiB 340 GB 1X K80 $- $-
NC12 12 112.00 GiB 680 GB 2X K80 $- $-
NC24 24 224.00 GiB 1,440 GB 4X K80 $- $-
NC24r 24 224.00 GiB 1,440 GB 4X K80 $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

NV Series

N-series Virtual Machines are ideal for compute and graphics-intensive workloads, helping customers to fuel innovation through scenarios like high-end remote visualization, deep learning, and predictive analytics. N-series Virtual Machines feature the NVIDIA Tesla accelerated platform and NVIDIA GRID 2.0 technology, providing the highest-end graphics support available in the cloud today.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 GPU Price Low Priority Price
NV6 6 56.00 GiB 340 GB 1X M60 $- $-
NV12 12 112.00 GiB 680 GB 2X M60 $- $-
NV24 24 224.00 GiB 1,440 GB 4X M60 $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

H Series

The H-series is a new family specifically designed to handle high performance computing workloads such as financial risk modeling, seismic and reservoir simulation, molecular modeling and genomic research. They are based on the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 Haswell 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz with turbo) with DDR 4 memory. Turbo is always on for H series instances. Two of the H-series configurations (H16r, H16mr) also carry a second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimized and tuned for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads such as MPI applications.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
H8 8 56.00 GiB 1,000 GB $- $-
H16 16 112.00 GiB 2,000 GB $- $-
H8m 8 112.00 GiB 1,000 GB $- $-
H16m 16 224.00 GiB 2,000 GB $- $-
H16mr 16 224.00 GiB 2,000 GB $- $-
H16r 16 112.00 GiB 2,000 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

A8-11

A8-11 instances feature Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, ideal for high-performance clusters, modeling and simulations, video encoding, and other compute or network intensive scenarios. Additionally there are second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimized virtual machine configurations (A8, A9) which are tuned for Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications and other network intensive scenarios.

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Instance Cores RAM Disk sizes 1 Price Low Priority Price
A8 8 56.00 GiB 382 GB $- $-
A9 16 112.00 GiB 382 GB $- $-
A10 8 56.00 GiB 382 GB $- $-
A11 16 112.00 GiB 382 GB $- $-

1 Storage values for disk sizes use a legacy "GB" label. They are actually calculated in gibibytes, and all values should be read as "X GiB"

2 Applies to Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Learn more about Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

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