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Log Analytics pricing

Transform your log data into insights and action

Log Analytics enables you to collect and analyze monitoring data generated from multiple sources in your cloud and on-premises environments.

Pricing details

Log analytics is billed per gigabyte (GB) of data ingested into the service.

Feature Free Units Included Price
Data Ingestion 5 GB/month1 $- per GB
Data Retention 31 days2 $-/GB/month

1The first 5 GB of data ingested to the Azure Log Analytics service every month is offered free.

2Every GB of data ingested into your Azure Log Analytics workspace is retained at no charge for the first 31 days.

Please note: Service Map solution is billed for data ingested by the Dependency Agent into the Service Map platform and the Log Analytics service. Data ingested by the Dependency Agent is billed per Log analytics prices listed above. Billing for data ingested into the Service Map platform is not enabled yet and will be billed starting December 1, 2018.

Support & SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to general availability, including Log Analytics, through Azure Support, starting at $29 per month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • Additional training videos and documentation are also available.
  • We guarantee that at least 99.9 percent of the time, log data will be indexed within six hours of the data being queued for indexing by the Log Analytics Service. No SLA is provided for the free tier. Read the SLA.


  • Customers who started using Log Analytics on the free tier before April 2, 2018 can continue to stay on the old free tier. The old free tier has a 500 MB limit on the amount of data collected daily and doesn’t allow for data retention periods longer than 7 days. The new pricing model does not have any limits on the amount of data collected daily and allows you to retain your log data for up to two years. Customers on the old pricing model can switch at any time to the new pricing model above.

  • Yes. You can remain on the Insight & Analytics per node pricing model to use Log Analytics.

  • To estimate the impact of the per GB pricing model, visit our documentation on the Usage and Estimated costs page. Note that in the new pricing model, data ingestion and retention are both priced differently depending on the region in which you have your Log Analytics workspace. Be sure to account for this in making any estimated cost comparison. Also, if you purchased the OMS Suite, be sure to talk to your account representative, to fully understand the impact of any change.

  • Please follow the steps listed on the documentation page to move to the new pricing model.

  • Yes, Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers on the Insight & Analytics per node pricing model can continue to access the per node pricing plans on any new subscriptions that they link to their existing EA.

  • If you opt to move a subscription to the new pricing model, all of your workspaces in that subscription will be transitioned to the new pricing model described above. Otherwise, you continue to have the ability to choose between the available Log Analytics pricing tiers: Free, Per Node (OMS), Per GB (Standalone), Standard or Premium.

  • Yes, customers who started using Log Analytics before October 1, 2016 continue to exist on an older pricing model and can switch at any time to the new models above. The pricing models below have not been available to any new workspaces since October 1, 2016.

    Standard Premium
    Daily limit None None
    Retention period 1 month 12 months
    Customize longer retention periods Not available Not available
    Price $2.3 per GB $3.5 per GB
  • You can select a retention period ranging from 30 to 730 days. The retention cost calculation is done on a daily granularity based on the monthly price per GB being stored beyond the 31 days of included retention.


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