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

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 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. 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.

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.

Note: Azure Batch will add support for Spot VMs once Spot VMs is GA, with new versions of the Batch APIs and tools being made available. When support for Spot VMs is added, low-priority VMs will be deprecated, but it will be possible to use them for at least a year using the existing API and tool versions.


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

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

* Note: The A8 – A11 VMs are planned for retirement on 3/2021. See here for more information.

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

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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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

D2 – D64 v4 (latest generation without temporary storage) Preview

The D v4 series virtual machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor.) This custom processor runs at a base speed of 2.5Ghz and can achieve up to 3.4Ghz all core turbo frequency. The Dv4/Dsv4 virtual machine sizes do not have any temporary storage. The D v4 VM sizes offer a combination of vCPUs, memory, and temporary storage able to meet the requirements associated with most production workloads. You can attach Standard SSDs, and Standard HDDs disk storage to these VMs. If you prefer to use Premium SSD or Ultra Disk storage, please select the Ds v4 virtual machines instead. Disk storage is billed separately from virtual machines. See pricing for disks.

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D2 v4 2 8 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D4 v4 4 16 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D8 v4 8 32 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D16 v4 16 64 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D32 v4 32 128 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D48 v4 48 192 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D64 v4 64 256 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A

D2s – D64s v4 (latest generation without temporary storage) Preview

The Ds v4 series virtual machines feature the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor.) This custom processor runs at a base speed of 2.5Ghz and can achieve up to 3.4Ghz all core turbo frequency. The Dv4/Dsv4 virtual machine sizes do not have any temporary storage. The Ds v4 VM sizes offer a combination of vCPUs, memory, and temporary storage able to meet the requirements associated with most production workloads. You can attach Standard SSDs, Standard HDDs, and Premium SSDs disk storage to these VMs. You can also attach Ultra Disk storage based on its regional availability. Disk storage is billed separately from virtual machines. See pricing for disks.

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D4s v4 4 16 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D8s v4 8 32 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D16s v4 16 64 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D32s v4 32 128 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D48s v4 48 192 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A
D64s v4 64 256 GiB 0 GiB $- $- $- $- $- $- $- N/A

D2-64 v3

The Dv3-series virtual machines run on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL processor (second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors), Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1GHz (Skylake), Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v3 2.4 GHz (Haswell) processors in a hyper-threaded configuration. The Dv3-series sizes offer a combination of vCPU(s), memory, and local disk well 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

The Dsv3-series support premium storage and run on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL processor (second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors), Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1GHz (Skylake), Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v3 2.4 GHz (Haswell) processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and feature Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology. The Dsv3-series sizes offer a combination of vCPU(s), memory, and temporary storage well suited for most production workloads.

The VM pricing and billing meters for Dsv3-series 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

The Dv2-series virtual machines run on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL processor (second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors), Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1GHz (Skylake), Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v3 2.4 GHz (Haswell) processors with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. The D1-5 v2 sizes offer a balanced combination of vCPU(s), memory, and local disk for most production workloads.

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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

D1s-5s v2

The Dsv2-series virtual machines run on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL processor (second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors), Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1GHz (Skylake), Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v3 2.4 GHz (Haswell) processors with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and support Premium SSDs disk storage. The Dsv2-series sizes offer a balanced combination of vCPU(s), memory, and local disk for most production workloads. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2-series virtual machines 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

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 – – Blank – – Blank N/A
A2 2 3.5 GiB 135 GiB $- $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank N/A
A5 2 14 GiB 135 GiB $- $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank N/A
A3 4 7 GiB 285 GiB $- $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank N/A
A6 4 28 GiB 285 GiB $- $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank N/A
A4 8 14 GiB 605 GiB $- $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank – – Blank N/A
A7 8 56 GiB 605 GiB $- $- $- – – Blank – – Blank – – 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 provide 2-GiB of RAM and 8 GB of local temporary storage (SSD) per vCPU(s) and are optimized for compute intensive workloads. The Fsv2-series VMs are hyper-threaded and based on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors), or the Intel Xeon® Platinum 8168 (Skylake) processor. These virtual machines are ideal for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics, and gaming. The Fsv2 VMs can be attached to Premium SSD or Ultra Disk persistent storage. Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. See pricing for disks.

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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 feature 2-GiB RAM and 16 GiB of local SSD temporary storage per CPU core and are optimized for compute intensive workloads. The F-series sizes are based Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL processor (second generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors), Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1GHz (Skylake), Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v3 2.4 GHz (Haswell) processor. These virtual machines are suitable for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics, and gaming.

Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use Premium SSDs disks, use the Fs-series VMs. The pricing and billing meters for Fs sizes are the same as F-series. See pricing for disks

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