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Azure Data Explorer pricing

Fast and highly scalable data exploration service

Azure Data Explorer is a highly scalable and secure analytics service that enables you to do rich exploration of structured and unstructured data for instant insights. Optimized for ad-hoc queries, Azure Data Explorer enables rich data exploration over raw, structured, and semi-structured data delivering fast time to insight. Query with a modern, intuitive query language that offers fast, ad-hoc, and advanced query capabilities over high-rate data volumes and varieties.

Service Features

Pricing Features

An Azure Data Explorer cluster is a pair of engine and data management clusters which uses several Azure resources such as Azure Linux VM’s and Storage. The applicable VMs, Azure Storage, Azure Networking and Azure Load balancer costs are billed directly to the customer subscription.

Azure Data Explorer clusters are billed on a per minute basis. Azure Data Explorer charges you for each VM in the cluster as well as Azure Data Explorer markup for some components of a cluster. Azure Data Explorer markup is proportional to the number of the VM vCores running in the engine cluster.

Pricing Details

Azure Data Explorer is currently in public preview and the Azure Data Explorer Markup below reflects a 50% discount.

Component Price
Azure Data Explorer markup $-

Instances

Azure Data Explorer offers two types of instance families depending on your workload needs. Storage optimized instances are ideal for workloads that need fewer queries over a large volume of data. Compute optimized instances are well suited for high rate of queries over a smaller data size.

Storage Optimized instances

L series

Instance vCPU Storage Linux vm price Azure Data Explorer Markup Pay as you go total price
L8 8 1.3TB SSD $- $- $-
L16 16 2.7TB SSD $- $- $-

* Azure Data Explorer will also charge for Storage and Networking charges incurred

Compute Optimized instances

Dv2 series

Instance vCPU Storage Linux vm price Azure Data Explorer Markup Pay as you go total price
D13 v2 8 307GB SSD $- $- $-
D14 v2 16 614GB SSD $- $- $-

* Azure Data Explorer will also charge for Storage and Networking charges incurred

To estimate your Azure Data Explorer cost, visit the cost estimator page.

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support.
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29/month. Find a plan.
  • No SLA during preview period. Learn more.

FAQ

  • We charge Azure Data Explorer Markup for fast data ingestion, caching, querying and manageability capability of Azure Data Explorer. The charge is directly proportional to the number of engine vCores in the Azure Data Explorer cluster.
  • You can choose to run as many engine nodes as you want. The number of engine nodes largely depends on how much data you ingest and your query performance requirements. You can also use Azure Data Explorer’s auto-scale function to dial up and dial down the number of engine nodes. The number and type of data management nodes are auto selected for you depending on your data ingestion needs. Data management nodes are either D3 v2 or D13 v2 VM’s.
  • Azure Data Explorer clusters run engine nodes and data management nodes. Depending on your workload needs, you can choose the number of engine management nodes. The service auto selects the type and number of data management nodes. For your engine nodes, you will be billed for Azure VM costs as well as Azure Data Explorer Markup.

    For example, let’s say you run a Azure Data Explorer cluster for 100 hours in East US 2. Let’s assume you choose 8 D13 v2 instances for engine nodes, and the service auto selects 2 D3 v2 instances for data management nodes. The billing would be the following:

    Engine Nodes:
    VM cost for 8 D13 v2 instances —100 hours x 8 instances x $0.598/hour = $478.4
    Azure Data Explorer markup for 8 D13 v2 instances —100 hours x 8 instances x 8 vCores/instance x $0.055/vCore = $352

    Data Management Nodes:
    VM cost for 2 D3 v2 instances — 100 hours x 2 instances x $0.229/hour = $45.8

    The total cost of running this Azure Data Explorer cluster for 100 hours would be: $876.2

    Depending on your data retention policy, you will also incur networking and storage charges as a result of using Azure Data Explorer.

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