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Cognitive Services Pricing - Bing Search API

Use intelligence APIs to enable vision, speech, language, and knowledge capabilities

The Bing Search APIs add intelligent search to your app, combing hundreds of billions of webpages, images, videos, and news to provide relevant results with no ads. The results can be automatically customized to your users' locations or markets, increasing relevancy by staying local. It includes 5 features:

  • Bing Image Search - Search for images and get comprehensive results. Help users scour the web for images. Results include thumbnails, full image URLs, publishing website info, image metadata, and more.

  • Bing News Search - Search for news and get comprehensive results. Search the web for news articles. Results include details like authoritative image of the news article, related news and categories, provider info, article URL, and date added.

  • Bing Video Search - Search for videos and get comprehensive results. Find videos across the web. Results provide useful metadata including creator, encoding format, video length, view count, and more.

  • Bing Visual Search - Bing Visual Search delivers all of Bing’s intelligent image understanding capabilities in a single call, enabling developers to build compelling image applications on the device of their choice. Interpret visual content to find related products or images, read business cards, identify barcodes, find the image’s source, or recognize popular artwork, monuments, celebrities, and common objects.

  • Bing Web Search - Get enhanced search details from billions of web documents. Retrieve web documents indexed by Bing and narrow down the results by result type, freshness, and more.

Bing Search APIs are available as part of the following Bing Search plans that provide greater value and flexibility.

Bing Search API v7 Pricing Details

Instance Transactions Per Second (TPS) Features Price
Free 3 TPS Bing Image Search
Bing News Search
Bing Video Search
Bing Visual Search
Bing Web Search
3,000 transactions free per month
S1 250 TPS Bing Web Search
Bing Image Search
Bing News Search
Bing Video Search
Bing Entity Search
Bing Autosuggest*
Bing Spell Check*
$7 per 1,000 transactions
$7 per 25,000 transactions*
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S2 100 TPS Bing Web Search
Bing Autosuggest*
Bing Spell Check*
$3 per 1,000 transactions
$3 per 10,000 transactions*
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S3 100 TPS Bing Web Search
Bing Image Search
$4 per 1,000 transactions
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S4 100 TPS Bing Web Search
Bing Video Search
$4 per 1,000 transactions
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S5 100 TPS Bing Web Search
Bing News Search
$4 per 1,000 transactions
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S6 100 TPS Bing Web Search
Bing Entity Search
$4 per 1,000 transactions
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S7 150 TPS Bing Web Search
Bing Image Search
Bing Video Search
$5 per 1,000 transactions
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S8 150 TPS Bing Web Search
Bing Image Search
Bing News Search
Bing Video Search
$6 per 1,000 transactions
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S9 30 TPS Bing Visual Search $3 per 1,000 transactions
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions
S10 100 TPS Bing Local Business Search $5 per 1,000 transactions
Optional Bing Statistics Add-in $1 per 1,000 transactions

S1 Offering

Web Search responses will incorporate and rank query appropriate web results, image, news, video, entity and related search answers. Spell checking will be included in the query response.

This bundle also includes additional answers such as time zone, unit conversion, translation, and calculator when appropriate.

This tier also offers higher transactions per second (TPS) limits, and the ability to call Auto Suggest* and Spell Check* APIs.

S3 Offering

Web Search responses will automatically incorporate and rank query appropriate web results and image search results, and include spell checking in the query response.

S4 Offering

Web Search responses will automatically incorporate and rank query appropriate web results and video search results, and include spell checking in the query response.

S5 Offering

Web Search responses will automatically incorporate and rank query appropriate web results and news search results, and include spell checking in the query response.

S6 Offering

Web Search responses will automatically incorporate and rank query appropriate web results and entity search results where available. Spell checking included in the query response.

S7 Offering

Web Search responses will automatically incorporate and rank query appropriate web results, image search, and video search results. Spell checking included in the query response.

S8 Offering

Web Search responses will automatically incorporate and rank query appropriate web results, image search, video search, and news search results. Spell checking included in the query response.

S9 Offering

The Bing Visual Search offering will provide contextual information from images, or image URLs. To consume other search APIs, in addition to this API, please subscribe to the appropriate Tier along with this offering.

S10 Offering

The Bing Local Business Search offering will find local business entities in a given area of interest based on text search queries. To consume other search APIs, in addition to this API, please subscribe to the appropriate Tier along with this offering.

If you were using Bing Search APIs on or before Oct 15, 2017, then you can still access the APIs at the previously available prices until Oct 15, 2018, or until the end of your Enterprise Agreement. Click here for more details.

It's easy to migrate from the Bing Search v5 APIs to the Bing Search v7 APIs. For details, refer to Azure documentation.

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support are included.
  • We guarantee that Cognitive Services running in the standard tier will be available at least 99.9 percent of the time. No SLA is provided for the free trial. Read the SLA.

FAQ

  • Bing Search APIs are invoiced based on number of transactions (also known as API calls). These plans are pay-as-you-go and doesn’t incur additional cost for complex queries and more than 10 results (up to 50 results in most cases).

  • If you happen to exceed the mentioned number of transactions per second (TPS), your usage will be throttled to be within the mentioned limit. If your application needs to have higher TPS than the ones mentioned on this page, please reach out to the Azure support team.

  • For billing purposes, a transaction is a successful Bing API call request (though there are caveats for DoS attacks). For logging and reporting purposes such as for the Bing Statistics Add-in, it is any Bing API call irrespective of whether it is successful or not.

  • You can change the tier of service anytime. Please make sure you use appropriate keys in your API calls. If you are having enterprise agreement with Microsoft, please work with your account executive.

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