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SQL Database Pricing

A cloud database for app developers

Azure SQL Database is a cloud database service built for app developers. It’s the only database as a service that scales on-the-fly without downtime and helps you efficiently deliver multitenant apps—ultimately giving you more time to innovate and accelerating your time to market. SQL Database’s built-in intelligence quickly learns your app’s unique characteristics and dynamically adapts to maximize performance, reliability, and data protection. You can build secure apps and connect to SQL Database using the languages and platforms you prefer.

Pricing details

Elastic database model

Elastic database pools let you manage the collective performance of the pool rather than single databases. The databases in the pool, called elastic databases, automatically scale up and down to meet demand. You can easily add and remove databases from the pool, scaling your app from a handful of databases to thousands, all within a budget you control.

Elastic database pools are available in Basic, Standard, and Premium service tiers. Each tier is distinguished primarily by its overall performance, which is measured in elastic Database Transaction Units (eDTUs). See Service tiers for elastic database pools for details.

Basic

eDTUs PER POOL Max storage per pool 1 MAX DBs PER POOL MAX eDTUs PER DATABASE Price 2
10 GB 200 5 $0.2
20 GB 400 5 $0.4
39 GB 400 5 $0.8
78 GB 400 5 $1.61
117 GB 400 5 $2.42

Standard

eDTUs PER POOL Max storage per pool 1 MAX DBs PER POOL MAX eDTUs PER DATABASE Price 2
100 GB 200 100 $0.3
200 GB 400 100 $0.6
400 GB 400 100 $1.21
800 GB 400 100 $2.42
1.2 TB 400 100 $3.63

Premium

eDTUs PER POOL Max storage per pool 1 MAX DBs PER POOL MAX eDTUs PER DATABASE Price 2
250 GB 50 125 $0.937
500 GB 50 250 $1.88
750 GB 50 500 $3.75
750 GB 50 1000 $7.5
750 GB 50 1000 $11.25
1 The max storage per database depends on the service tier of the pool as follows:
  - 2 GB max storage per database in a Basic pool.
  - 250 GB max storage per database in a Standard pool.
  - 500 GB max storage per database in a Premium pool.
2 Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours per month

See elastic database pools to learn more about elastic database pools, and see elastic database jobs to learn how you can manage elastic databases in unison.

Note: Outbound data transfers are charged at regular data transfer rates.

SQL DB Elastic Pools is in General Availability in all regions except: US North Central, India West, and China North.

Single database model

Single databases are fully isolated databases optimized for workloads when performance demands are somewhat predictable. You can scale a single database up or down through the Basic, Standard, and Premium service tiers to get the performance and features your app needs, precisely when it needs it. Each tier is distinguished primarily by performance, which is measured in Database Transaction Units (DTUs). See Service tiers for more detail.

Basic

DTUs Max storage per DB Price 1
5 2 GB $0.0067

Standard

DTUs Max storage per DB Price 1
10 250 GB $0.0202
20 250 GB $0.0403
50 250 GB $0.1008
100 250 GB $0.2016

Premium

DTUs 2 Max storage per DB Price 1
125 500 GB $0.625
250 500 GB $1.25
500 500 GB $2.5
1000 500 GB $5
1750 1 TB $9.41
4000 1 TB $21.51
1 Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours per month
2 DTUs valid only for SQL Database V12 and later. DTUs for earlier service versions may vary
3 P6 was formerly P3

Note: Outbound data transfers are charged at regular data transfer rates.

Geo-replication (opt-in feature)

Standard Geo-Replication

Standard geo-replication creates an offline secondary database in a pre-paired Azure region within the same geographic area that is at least 500 miles away. Secondary standard geo-replication databases are priced at 0.75x of primary database prices. The cost of geo-replication traffic between the primary and the offline secondary is included in the cost of the offline secondary. Standard geo-replication is available for Standard and Premium tier databases.

Standard Geo-replication will be retired in April, 2017. Once retired, any offline secondary standard geo-replication database will be migrated to online secondary active geo-replication database and be billed at rate of active geo-replication. Between now and April, 2017 customers are encouraged to try the enhanced features provided by active geo-replication in preparation for the retirement.

Active Geo-Replication

Active geo-replication creates up to 4 online (readable) secondaries in any Azure region. Secondary active geo-replication databases are priced at 1x of primary database prices. The cost of geo-replication traffic between the primary and the online secondary is included in the cost of the online secondary. Active geo-replication is available for all database tiers.

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29/month. Find a plan
  • Guaranteed 99.99% uptime for SQL Database Basic, Standard and Premium tiers (excludes preview services). Read the SLA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

See the SQL Database FAQ in documentation.

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