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. 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 virtual machines (VMs) to be used. Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are available when using the Azure Batch Service in User subscription pool application mode.

Low-priority VMs in Batch

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 applications and workloads. 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.

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 2.00 GiB 10 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A2 v2 2 4.00 GiB 20 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A4 v2 4 8.00 GiB 40 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A8 v2 8 16.00 GiB 80 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A2m v2 2 16.00 GiB 20 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A4m v2 4 32.00 GiB 40 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A8m v2 8 64.00 GiB 80 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
Reserved VM 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 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 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. 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 $- $- $- $-

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 3.50 GiB 50 GiB $- $- $- $-
D2 2 7.00 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $-
D3 4 14.00 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $-
D4 8 28.00 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $-

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
A2 2 3.50 GiB 135 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A3 4 7.00 GiB 285 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A4 8 14.00 GiB 605 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A5 2 14.00 GiB 135 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A6 4 28.00 GiB 285 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A7 8 56.00 GiB 605 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
Reserved VM Instances are 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.

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 2.00 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 $- $- $- $-

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 16.00 GiB 32 GiB $- $- $- $-
E4 v3 4 32.00 GiB 64 GiB $- $- $- $-
E8 v3 8 64.00 GiB 128 GiB $- $- $- $-
E16 v3 16 128.00 GiB 256 GiB $- $- $- $-
E32 v3 32 256.00 GiB 512 GiB $- $- $- $-
E64 v3 64 432.00 GiB 864 GiB $- $- $- $-

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 $- $- $- $-

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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D11 2 14.00 GiB 100 GiB $- $- $- $-
D12 4 28.00 GiB 200 GiB $- $- $- $-
D13 8 56.00 GiB 400 GiB $- $- $- $-
D14 16 112.00 GiB 800 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.

If you need an option to run SAP HANA production environments that require nodes larger than 0.5 TB, the SAP HANA on Azure (large instances) provide purpose-built SAP certified hardware to deploy larger production environments of SAP workloads (OLTP and OLAP). See more details about SAP HANA on Azure.

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
G2 4 56.00 GiB 768 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
G3 8 112.00 GiB 1,536 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
G4 16 224.00 GiB 3,072 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
G5 32 448.00 GiB 6,144 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
Reserved VM Instances are not available for the G series.

GPU

Specialized virtual machines targeted for heavy graphic rendering and video editing available with single or multiple GPUs.

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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NC6 6 56.00 GiB 340 GiB 1X K80 $- $- $- $-
NC12 12 112.00 GiB 680 GiB 2X K80 $- $- $- $-
NC24 24 224.00 GiB 1,440 GiB 4X K80 $- $- $- $-
NC24r 24 224.00 GiB 1,440 GiB 4X K80 $- $- $- $-

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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NV6 6 56.00 GiB 340 GiB 1X M60 $- $- $- $-
NV12 12 112.00 GiB 680 GiB 2X M60 $- $- $- $-
NV24 24 224.00 GiB 1,440 GiB 4X M60 $- $- $- $-

High performance compute

Our fastest and most powerful CPU virtual machines with optional high-throughput network interfaces (RDMA).

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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H8 8 56.00 GiB 1,000 GiB $- $- $- $-
H16 16 112.00 GiB 2,000 GiB $- $- $- $-
H8m 8 112.00 GiB 1,000 GiB $- $- $- $-
H16m 16 224.00 GiB 2,000 GiB $- $- $- $-
H16mr 16 224.00 GiB 2,000 GiB $- $- $- $-
H16r 16 112.00 GiB 2,000 GiB $- $- $- $-

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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A8 8 56.00 GiB 382 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A9 16 112.00 GiB 382 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A10 8 56.00 GiB 382 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
A11 16 112.00 GiB 382 GiB $- $- ‐ ‐ Blank ‐ ‐ Blank
Reserved VM Instances are not available for the A series.

Graphics and rendering application licensing

Azure Batch pools can optionally be configured with graphics and rendering applications installed, where the application licensing is handled by Batch and the application costs are billed by Batch alongside the VM costs. As with the VM costs, the applications are charged per minute for the lifetime of each VM. See the Azure Batch documentation for more information on rendering using Azure Batch.

Note that application costs are not discounted for low-priority VMs, only the VM costs are discounted.

Application Price
Autodesk Maya $0.625/VM/hour
Autodesk 3ds Max $0.625/VM/hour
Autodesk Arnold $0.025/core/hour

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support.
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29/month. Find a plan.
  • SLA—We guarantee at least 99.9% of the time, we will successfully process requests to perform operations against Batch accounts.

FAQ

  • Azure Batch has two modes: User subscription and Batch Service. RIs are available only with the User subscription mode. RIs will apply to the VMs deployed by the batch service.

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