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Service Bus Pricing

Keep apps and devices connected across private and public clouds

Azure Service Bus is a messaging infrastructure that sits between applications allowing them to exchange messages for improved scale and resiliency. How Service Bus works.

Service Bus comes in Basic, Standard and Premium tiers. Here’s how they compare:

Feature Basic Standard Premium
Queues
Scheduled messages
Topics
Transactions
De-duplication
Sessions
ForwardTo / SendVia
Message Size 256 KB 256 KB 1 MB
Brokered connections included 100 1,0001 1,000 per MU
Brokered connections (overage allowed) (billable) Up to 1,000 per MU
Resource isolation
11,000 Brokered Connections are included with the Standard Messaging tier (via the Base Charge) and can be shared across all queues, topics/subscriptions and Event Hubs within the associated Azure Subscription. Service Bus Premium runs in dedicated resources to provide higher throughput and more consistent performance.

Messaging operations

An operation is any API call to the Service Bus service.

Basic
Operations $0.05 per million operations
Standard
Base charge 1 $10/mo
First 12.5M Ops / Month Included
Next 88M Ops (13M - 100M Ops) / Month $0.8 per million operations
Next 2,400M Ops (100M - 2,500M Ops) / Month $0.5 per million operations
Over 2,501M Ops / Month $0.2 per million operations
Premium
Daily $22.26 fixed rate per Message Unit

Brokered connections

Number of AMQP connections or HTTP calls to Service Bus.

Standard Tier
First 1K / Month Included
Next 99K (1K – 100K) / Month $0.03 per connection / month
Next 400K (100K – 500K) / Month $0.025 per connection / month
Over 500K / Month $0.015 per connection / month
Premium Tier
Brokered connections are not charged in the Premium tier.

Relays

Relays are available only in Standard tier and are charged by message volume and relay hours.

Relay pricing
Relay hours $0.1 for every 100 relay hours
Messages $0.01 for every 10,000 messages

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