You can now use the Azure CLI to run batch jobs end-to-end, no code required. An extension is available for the Azure CLI that adds Batch template support to enable pools, jobs, and tasks to be created, plus adds file transfer capabilities.
Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we are delighted to announce the public preview of a new way to obtain and consume Azure compute at a much lower price using Azure Batch – low-priority VMs. Low-priority VMs are allocated from our surplus compute capacity and are available for up to an 80% discount, enabling certain types of workloads to run for a significantly reduced cost or allowing you to do much more for the same cost.
Microsoft Azure Resource Manager templates and scripts are now available to enable MATLAB Distributed Computing Server clusters to be easily created and managed.