Azure Blob Storage
Massively scalable and secure object storage for cloud-native workloads, archives, data lakes, high-performance computing, and machine learning.
Get 5 GB locally redundant storage (LRS) hot block with 20,000 read and 10,000 write operations free every month for 12 months.
Store and access unstructured data at scale
Azure Blob Storage helps you create data lakes for your analytics needs, and provides storage to build powerful cloud-native and mobile apps. Optimize costs with tiered storage for your long-term data, and flexibly scale up for high-performance computing and machine learning workloads.
Scalable, durable, and available
Sixteen nines of designed durability with geo-replication and flexibility to scale as needed.
Authentication with Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure Active Directory) and role-based access control (RBAC), plus encryption at rest and advanced threat protection.
Optimized for data lakes
File namespace and multi-protocol access support enabling analytics workloads for data insights.
Comprehensive data management
End-to-end lifecycle management, policy-based access control, and immutable (WORM) storage.
Build powerful cloud-native applications
Blob storage is built from the ground up to support the scale, security, and availability needs of mobile, web, and cloud-native application developers. Use it as a cornerstone for serverless architectures such as Azure Functions. Blob storage supports the most popular development frameworks, including Java, .NET, Python, and Node.js, and is the only cloud storage service that offers a premium, SSD-based object storage tier for low-latency and interactive scenarios.
Store petabytes of data, cost-effectively
With multiple storage tiers and automated lifecycle management, store massive amounts of infrequently or rarely accessed data in a cost-efficient way. Replace your tape archives with Blob storage and never worry about migrating across hardware generations.
Build powerful data lakes
Azure Data Lake Storage is a highly scalable and cost-effective data lake solution for big data analytics. It combines the power of a high-performance file system with massive scale and economy to help you speed your time to insight. Data Lake Storage extends Azure Blob Storage capabilities and is optimized for analytics workloads.
Scale up for HPC or out for billions of IoT devices
Blob storage meets the demanding, high-throughput requirements of HPC applications while providing the scale necessary to support storage for billions of data points flowing in from IoT endpoints.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Flexible pricing including reserved options to meet your cloud storage needs
Choose from four storage tiers based on how often you expect to access the data. Store performance-sensitive data in Premium, frequently accessed data in Hot, infrequently accessed data in Cool and Cold, and rarely accessed data in Archive. Save significantly by reserving storage capacity.
Get started with an Azure free account
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
Frequently asked questions about Azure Blob Storage
Set your default account tier in the Azure portal. The Archive tier is available to GPv2 and Blob storage accounts and only available for individual block blobs and append blobs. Read more in the storage account overview.