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’s no charge for Batch itself, only the underlying compute and other resources consumed to run your batch jobs, including applicable software license costs. 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; software licensing costs for batch graphics and rendering are available below.

Low-priority VMs and Spot VMs

Azure Batch has supported low-priority VMs since 2017, but is being updated to support spot VMs. Spot VMs are very similar to low-priority VMs, but instead of a fixed price, the price can vary and a maximum price can optionally be specified to limit the price paid for spot VMs.

It will be possible to use the fixed-price low-priority VMs until the end of October 2020 by using the existing Batch pool APIs. A new API version will be made available that enables spot VMs to be used – the updated pool APIs will have an optional ‘maximum price’ parameter and will use the new naming. As with VMs and VMSS, if maximum price is not specified, then the maximum will be set to the full pay-as-you-go price.

Spot VMs and low-priority VMs 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, these VMs do have different characteristics and are only suitable for certain types of applications and workloads. The VMs are allocated from surplus capacity and therefore availability varies—at times, VMs may not be available to allocate, and allocated VMs may be preempted. The availability SLA for pay-as-you-go VMs therefore does not apply to spot and low-priority VMs.

If applications can tolerate interruption, then use of spot 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. Azure Batch pools can contain both normal and spot VMs. If spot VMs are pre-empted, then any interrupted tasks will be requeued, and the pool will automatically attempt to replace the lost capacity.

Pricing for low-priority VMs is displayed below. For spot VM pricing, see the pricing page for Virtual Machine Scale Sets.

Virtual machines are billed per-second rounded down to the last minute.


General purpose

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

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 GiB 10 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A2 v2 2 4 GiB 20 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A2m v2 2 16 GiB 20 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A4 v2 4 8 GiB 40 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A4m v2 4 32 GiB 40 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A8 v2 8 16 GiB 80 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A8m v2 8 64 GiB 80 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A

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

D2a – D96a v4

The Da v4-series VMs are based on the 2.35Ghz AMD EPYCTM 7452 processor, which can achieve up to 3.35GHz. The Dav4 VM sizes offer a combination of vCPU(s), memory and temporary storage able to meet the requirements associated with most production workloads. Data disk storage is billed separately from virtual machines. To use Premium SSD disk storage, select the Das v4 VMs.
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D2a v4 2 8 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D4a v4 4 16 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D8a v4 8 32 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D16a v4 16 64 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D32a v4 32 128 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D48a v4 48* 192 GiB 1,200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D64a v4 64* 256 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D96a v4 96* 384 GiB 2,400 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

* The 48, 64 and 96 vCPU(s) VMs for the Da v4 series are in Preview. Signup here to request access.

D2as – D96as v4

The Das v4-series VMs support Premium SSD disk storage and are based on the 2.35Ghz AMD EPYCTM 7452 processor, which can achieve up to 3.35GHz. The Das v4 VM sizes offer a combination of vCPUs, memory and temporary storage able to meet the requirements associated with most production workloads.

The VM pricing and billing meters for Das v4 VMs are the same as Da v4 VM series. Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. See pricing for disks.

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D2as v4 2 8 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D4as v4 4 16 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D8as v4 8 32 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D16as v4 16 64 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D32as v4 32 128 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D48as v4 48* 192 GiB 384 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D64as v4 64* 256 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D96as v4 96* 384 GiB 768 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

* The 48, 64 and 96 vCPU(s) VMs for the Das v4 series are in Preview. Signup here to request access.

D2-64 v3 latest generation

D2-64 v3 instances are the latest, hyper-threaded general purpose generation running on both the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) and the 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor. With the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the Dv3 can achieve up to 3.5 gigahertz (GHz). The Dv3-series sizes offer a combination of vCPU(s), memory and local disk best suited for most production workloads.

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D2 v3 2 8 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D4 v3 4 16 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D8 v3 8 32 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D16 v3 16 64 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D32 v3 32 128 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D48 v3 48 192 GiB 1,200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D64 v3 64 256 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

D2s-64s v3 latest generation

Dsv3-series support premium storage and are the latest, hyper-threaded general purpose generation running on both the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) and the 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor. With the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the Dsv3 can achieve up to 3.5 gigahertz (GHz). The Dsv3-series sizes offer a combination of vCPU(s), memory and temporary storage best suited 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 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D4s v3 4 16 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D8s v3 8 32 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D16s v3 16 64 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D32s v3 32 128 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D48s v3 48 192 GiB 384 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D64s v3 64 256 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

D1-5 v2

D1-5 v2 instances are based on either the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor or the 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 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 3.5 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D2 v2 2 7 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D3 v2 4 14 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D4 v2 8 28 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D5 v2 16 56 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

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 3.5 GiB 7 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
DS2 v2 2 7 GiB 14 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
DS3 v2 4 14 GiB 28 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
DS4 v2 8 28 GiB 56 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
DS5 v2 16 56 GiB 112 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

DC-series

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’s 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’s in use.
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DC2s 2 8 GiB 100 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
DC4s 4 16 GiB 200 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A

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

*Preview pricing subject to change

DC1s-C8s v2

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DC1s v2 2 4 GiB 50 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
DC2s v2 4 8 GiB 100 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
DC4s v2 8 16 GiB 200 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
DC8s v2 16 32 GiB 400 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A

Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are currently not available for the Dcsv2-series.

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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D1 1 3.5 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D2 2 7 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D3 4 14 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D4 8 28 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

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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A1 1 1.75 GiB 70 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A2 2 3.5 GiB 135 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A5 2 14 GiB 135 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A3 4 7 GiB 285 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A6 4 28 GiB 285 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A4 8 14 GiB 605 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A
A7 8 56 GiB 605 GiB $- $- – – Blank – – Blank $- N/A

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

Compute optimized

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(s), and are optimized 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 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F4s v2 4 8 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F8s v2 8 16 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F16s v2 16 32 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F32s v2 32 64 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F48s v2 48 96 GiB 384 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F64s v2 64 128 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F72s v2 72 144 GiB 576 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

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 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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F1 1 2 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F2 2 4 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F4 4 8 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F8 8 16 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F16 16 32 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

Fs-Series

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F1s 1 2 GiB 4 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F2s 2 4 GiB 8 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F4s 4 8 GiB 16 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F8s 8 16 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
F16s 16 32 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

Memory optimized

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 optimized 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 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E4 v3 4 32 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E8 v3 8 64 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E16 v3 16 128 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E20 v3 20 160 GiB 500 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E32 v3 32 256 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E48 v3 48 384 GiB 1,200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E64i v3 1 64 432 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E64 v3 64 432 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

1 Azure Compute offers virtual machine sizes that are Isolated to a specific hardware type and dedicated to a single customer. These virtual machine sizes are best suited for workloads that require a high degree of isolation from other customers for workloads involving elements like compliance and regulatory requirements.

E2a – E96a v4

The Ea v4-series VMs are based on the 2.35Ghz AMD EPYCTM 7452 processor, which can achieve up to 3.35GHz. The Ea v4-series VMs are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. Data disk storage is billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the Eas v4-series sizes.
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E2a v4 2 16 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E4a v4 4 32 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E8a v4 8 64 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E16a v4 16 128 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E20a v4 20 160 GiB 500 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E32a v4 32 256 GiB 800 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E48a v4 48* 384 GiB 1,200 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E64a v4 64* 512 GiB 1,600 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E96a v4 96* 672 GiB 2,400 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

* The 48, 64 and 96 vCPU(s) VMs for the Ea v4 series are in Preview. Signup here to request access.

E2as – E96as v4

The Eas v4-series VMs support Premium SSD disk storage and are based on the 2.35Ghz AMD EPYCTM 7452 processor, which can achieve up to 3.35GHz. The Eas v4-series VMs are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. Data disk storage is billed separately from virtual machines. The VM pricing and billing meters for Eas v4 VMs are the same as Ea v4 VM series. Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. See pricing for disks.
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E2as v4 2 16 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E4as v4 4 32 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E8as v4 8 64 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E16as v4 16 128 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E20as v4 20 160 GiB 320 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E32as v4 32 256 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E48as v4 48* 384 GiB 768 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E64as v4 64* 512 GiB 1,024 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E96as v4 96* 672 GiB 1,344 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A

* The 48, 64 and 96 vCPU(s) VMs for the Eas v4 series are in Preview. Signup here to request access.

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 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $- $- N/A
E4s v3 4 32 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $-