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Azure SQL Database

Managed relational SQL Database as a service

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Azure SQL Database is a fully managed relational database with built-in intelligence supporting self-driving features such as performance tuning and threat alerts. Microsoft performs all the patching and updating of the code base, and manages the underlying infrastructure for you, so you can save time and resources. With high SQL Server compatibility, you can also migrate your databases to SQL Database Managed Instance without changing your apps.

Pricing Details

SQL Database Elastic Pool is a shared resource model that enables higher resource utilization efficiency, with all the databases within an elastic pool sharing predefined resources within the same pool. The workload pattern is well defined and is highly cost-effective in multitenant scenarios. Elastic pool is best for new SaaS apps, or for modernizing existing apps to SaaS.

A vCore-based purchase model is best if you are looking for flexibility, control and transparency of individual resource consumption. This model allows you to scale compute, memory, and storage based upon your workload needs and provides a straightforward way to translate on-premises workload requirements to the cloud.

General Purpose

Ideal for most business workloads, offering balanced and scalable compute and storage options.

Gen 4

Gen 4 CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) 2.4 GHz processors. In Gen 4, 1 vCore = 1 physical CPU

vCore Meomry(GB) Max number of databases per pool License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
1 7 100 ¥1.7781/hour
( about ¥1,322.9064/month )
¥1.1424/hour
( about ¥849.9456/month )(~36%)
2 14 200 ¥3.5563/hour
( about ¥2,645.8872/month )
¥2.2847/hour
( about ¥1,699.8168/month )(~36%)
4 28 500 ¥7.1126/hour
( about ¥5,291.7744/month )
¥4.5694/hour
( about ¥3,399.6336/month )(~36%)
8 56 500 ¥14.2251/hour
( about ¥10,583.4744/month )
¥9.1389/hour
( about ¥6,799.3416/month )(~36%)
16 112 500 ¥28.4503/hour
( about ¥21,167.0232/month )
¥18.2777/hour
( about ¥13,598.6088/month )(~36%)
24 168 500 ¥42.6754/hour
( about ¥31,750.4976/month )
¥27.4166/hour
( about ¥20,397.9504/month )(~36%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors. In Gen 5, 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread

vCore Meomry(GB) Max number of databases per pool License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
2 11 200 ¥3.5563/hour
( about ¥2,645.8872/month )
¥2.2847/hour
( about ¥1,699.8168/month )(~36%)
4 22 500 ¥7.1126/hour
( about ¥5,291.7744/month )
¥4.5694/hour
( about ¥3,399.6336/month )(~36%)
8 44 500 ¥14.2251/hour
( about ¥10,583.4744/month )
¥9.1389/hour
( about ¥6,799.3416/month )(~36%)
16 88 500 ¥28.4503/hour
( about ¥21,167.0232/month )
¥18.2777/hour
( about ¥13,598.6088/month )(~36%)
24 132 500 ¥42.6754/hour
( about ¥31,750.4976/month )
¥27.4166/hour
( about ¥20,397.9504/month )(~36%)
32 176 500 ¥56.9006/hour
( about ¥42,334.0464/month )
¥36.5555/hour
( about ¥27,197.292/month )(~36%)
40 220 500 ¥71.1257/hour
( about ¥52,917.5208/month )
¥45.6944/hour
( about ¥33,996.6336/month )(~36%)
80 440 500 ¥142.2514/hour
( about ¥10,5835.0416/month )
¥91.3888/hour
( about ¥67,993.2672/month )(~36%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Storage

In the General Purpose tier, you are charged for Premium blob storage that you provision for your database or elastic pool. Storage can be configured between 5 GB and 4 TB with 1 GB increments.

Price
GB/month ¥ 0.8631

Backup Storage

Point-In-Time Restore

By default, seven days of database backups are stored in RA-GRS Standard blob storage. The storage is used by weekly full backups, daily differential backups, and transaction log backups copied every five minutes. The backup cost depends on the size of the database and the rate of change. The storage amount up to 100 percent of database size is provided at no extra charge. Additional backup storage consumption will be charged in GB/month.

Price
RA-GRS ¥ 1.501/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.938/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.75/GB/month

Long Term Retention Storage

Many applications have regulatory, compliance, or other business purposes that require you to retain database backups for longer periods of time. By using the long-term retention (LTR) feature, you can store full backups for up to 10 years. You can then restore any backup as a new database.

Pricing
RA-GRS ¥ 0.375/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.235/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.188/GB/month

I/Os

I/O Rate Price
Per million request ¥ 1.501

Business Critical

Business applications with high IO requirements. Offers highest resilience to failures using several isolated replicas.

Gen 4

Gen 4 CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) 2.4 GHz processors. In Gen 4, 1 vCore = 1 physical CPU

vCore Memory(GB) Max number of databases per pool License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
2 14 50 ¥9.3394/hour
( about¥6,948.5136/month )
¥4.5694/hour
( about¥3,399.6336/month )(~51%)
4 28 100 ¥18.6789/hour
( about¥13,897.1016/month )
¥9.1389/hour
( about¥6,799.3416/month )(~51%)
8 56 100 ¥37.3578/hour
( about¥27,794.2032/month )
¥18.2778/hour
( about¥13,598.6832/month )(~63%)
16 112 100 ¥74.7156/hour
( about¥55,588.4064/month )
¥36.5556/hour
( about¥27,197.3664/month )(~63%)
24 168 100 ¥112.0734/hour
( about ¥83,382.6096/month )
¥54.8334/hour
( about¥40,796.0496/month )(~63%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors. In Gen 5, 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread

vCore Memory(GB) Max number of databases per pool License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
4 22 50 ¥18.6789/hour
( about ¥13,897.1016/month )
¥9.1389/hour
( about ¥6,799.3416/month )(~51%)
8 44 100 ¥37.3578/hour
( about ¥27,794.2032/month )
¥18.2778/hour
( about ¥13,598.6832/month )(~51%)
16 88 100 ¥74.7156/hour
( about ¥55,588.4064/month )
¥36.5556/hour
( about ¥27,197.3664/month )(~51%)
24 132 100 ¥112.0734/hour
( about ¥83,382.6096/month )
¥54.8334/hour
( about ¥40,796.0496/month )(~51%)
32 176 100 ¥149.4312/hour
( about ¥111,176.8128/month )
¥73.112/hour
( about ¥54,394.7328/month )(~51%)
40 220 100 ¥186.789/hour
( about ¥139,971.016/month )
¥91.389/hour
( about ¥67,993.416/month )(~51%)
80 396 100 ¥373.5779/hour
( about ¥277,941.9576/month )
¥182.7779/hour
( about ¥135,986.7576/month )(~51%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Storage

In the Business Critical tier, you are charged for local SSD storage that you provision for your database or elastic pool. Storage can be configured between 5 GB and 1 TB with 1 GB increments.

Price
GB/month ¥ 1.8762

Backup Storage

Point-In-Time Restore

By default, seven days of database backups are stored in RA-GRS Standard blob storage. The storage is used by weekly full backups, daily differential backups, and transaction log backups copied every five minutes. The backup cost depends on the size of the database and the rate of change. The storage amount up to 100 percent of database size is provided at no extra charge. Additional backup storage consumption will be charged in GB/month.

Price
RA-GRS ¥ 1.501/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.938/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.75/GB/month

Long Term Retention Storage

Many applications have regulatory, compliance, or other business purposes that require you to retain database backups for longer periods of time. By using the long-term retention (LTR) feature, you can store full backups for up to 10 years. You can then restore any backup as a new database.

Pricing
RA-GRS ¥ 0.375/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.235/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.188/GB/month

I/Os

I/O Rate Price
Per million request ¥ 1.501

Elastic pools

Elastic pools let you manage the collective performance of a pool of databases rather than single databases. The databases in the pool 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 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

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
eDTU/each pool Storage of each pool Max storage per pool1 Max DB/pool Max eDTU/database Price
50 5 GB 5 GB 100 5 ¥ 31.00/day
(about¥ 961.00/month)
100 10 GB 10 GB 200 5 ¥ 62.00/day
(about¥ 1,922.00/month)
200 20 GB 20 GB 500 5 ¥ 124.00/day
(about¥ 3,844.00/month)
300 29 GB 29 GB 500 5 ¥186.00/day
(about¥5,766.00/month)
400 39 GB 39 GB 500 5 ¥248.00/day
(about¥7,688.00/month)
800 78 GB 78 GB 500 5 ¥496.00/day
(about¥15,376.00/month)
1200 117 GB 117 GB 500 5 ¥744.00/day
(about¥23,064.00/month)
1600 156 GB 156 GB 500 5 ¥992.00/day
(about¥ 30,752.00/month)

Standard

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
eDTU/each pool Storage of each pool Max storage space/pool1 Max DB/pool Max eDTU/database Price
50 50 GB 500 GB 100 50 ¥46.00/day
(about¥1,426.00/month)
100 100 GB 750 GB 200 100 ¥92.00/day
(about¥2,852.00/month)
200 200 GB 1 TB 500 100 ¥184.00day
(about¥5,704.00/month)
300 300 GB 1.25 TB 500 100 ¥276.00/day
(about¥8,556.00/month)
400 400 GB 1.5 TB 500 100 ¥368.00/day
(about¥11,408.00/month)
800 800 GB 2 TB 500 100 ¥736.00/day
(about¥22,816.00/month)
1200 1.2 TB 2.5 TB 500 100 ¥1,104.00/day
(about¥34,224.00/month)
1600 1.6 TB 3 TB 500 100 ¥1,472.00/day
(about¥45,632.00/month)
2000 1.9 TB 3.5 TB 500 100 ¥1,840.00/day
(about¥57,040.00/month)
2500 2.4 TB 4 TB 500 100 ¥2,300.00/day
(about¥71,300.00/month)
3000 2.9 TB 4 TB 500 100 ¥2,760.00/day
(about¥85,560.00/month)

Premium

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
eDTU/each pool Storage of each pool Max storage space/pool1 Max DB/pool Max eDTU/database Price
125 250 GB 1 TB 50 125 ¥285.00/day
(about¥8,835.00/month)
250 500 GB 1 TB 100 250 ¥570.00/day
(about¥ 17,670.00/month)
500 750 GB 1 TB 100 500 ¥1,140/day
(about¥35,340.00/month)
1000 750 GB 1 TB 100 1000 ¥2280.00/day
(about¥70,680.00/month)
1500 750 GB 1 TB 100 1000 ¥3420.00/hour
(about¥106,020.00/month)
2000 750 GB 1 TB 100 1750 ¥4,560.00/day
(about¥ 141,360.00/month)
2500 750 GB 1 TB 100 1750 ¥5,700.00/day
(about¥176,700.00/month)
3000 750 GB 1 TB 100 1750 ¥6,840.00/day
(about¥212,040.00/month)
3500 750 GB 1 TB 100 1750 ¥7,980.00/day
(about¥247,380.00/month)
4000 750 GB 1 TB 100 4000 ¥9,120.00/day
(about¥282,720.00/month)

Extra Data Storage

Pricing
Standard ¥1.0812/month
Premium ¥2.1624/month

Extra storage is only available in the standard and premium service tiers.

Long Term Retention Storage

Pricing
RA-GRS ¥ 0.375/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.235/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.188/GB/month

Single Database is best for applications with predictable patterns and relatively stable workloads.

A vCore-based purchase model is best if you are looking for flexibility, control and transparency of individual resource consumption. This model allows you to scale compute, memory, and storage based upon your workload needs and provides a straightforward way to translate on-premises workload requirements to the cloud.

Serverless compute (preview)

The SQL Database serverless compute tier optimizes price-performance and simplifies performance management for single databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage by auto-scaling compute and billing for compute used per second. For details, see the FAQ section and documentation.

Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors. In Gen 5, 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
MINIMUM VCORES MAXIMUM VCORES MINIMUM MEMORY (GB) MAXIMUM MEMORY (GB) PRICE1
0.5 4 2.02 12 ¥1.9578/hour( about ¥1,456.6032/month )
1 The above price reflects a Preview discount.

Storage

In the General Purpose tier, you are charged for Premium blob storage that you provision for your database or elastic pool. Storage can be configured between 5 GB and 4 TB with 1 GB increments.

Price
GB/month ¥ 0.8631

Backup Storage

Point-In-Time Restore

By default, seven days of database backups are stored in RA-GRS Standard blob storage. The storage is used by weekly full backups, daily differential backups, and transaction log backups copied every five minutes. The backup cost depends on the size of the database and the rate of change. The storage amount up to 100 percent of database size is provided at no extra charge. Additional backup storage consumption will be charged in GB/month.

Price
RA-GRS ¥ 1.501/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.938/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.75/GB/month

Long Term Retention Storage

Many applications have regulatory, compliance, or other business purposes that require you to retain database backups for longer periods of time. By using the long-term retention (LTR) feature, you can store full backups for up to 10 years. You can then restore any backup as a new database.

Pricing
RA-GRS ¥ 0.375/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.235/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.188/GB/month

General Purpose

Ideal for most business workloads, offering balanced and scalable compute and storage options.

Gen 4

Gen 4 CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) 2.4 GHz processors. In Gen 4, 1 vCore = 1 physical CPU

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
vCore Meomry(GB) License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
1 7 ¥1.7781/hour
( about¥1,322.9064/month )
¥1.1424/hour
( about¥849.9456/month )(~36%)
2 14 ¥3.5563/hour
( about¥2,645.8872/month )
¥2.2847/hour
( about¥1699.8168/month )(~36%)
4 28 ¥7.1126/hour
( about¥5,291.7744/month )
¥4.5694/hour
( about¥3,399.6336/month )(~36%)
8 56 ¥14.2251/hour
( about¥10,583.4744/month )
¥9.1389//hour
( about¥6,799.3416/month )(~36%)
16 112 ¥28.4503/hour
( about¥21,167.0232/month )
¥18.2777/hour
( about¥13,598.6088/month )(~36%)
24 164 ¥42.6754/hour
( about¥31,750.4976/month )
¥27.4166/hour
( about¥20397.9504/month )(~36%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors. In Gen 5, 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
vCore Meomry(GB) License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
2 11 ¥3.5563/hour
( about ¥2,645.8872/month )
¥2.2847/hour
( about ¥1,699.8168/month )(~36%)
4 22 ¥7.1126/hour
( about ¥5,291.7744/month )
¥4.5694/hour
( about ¥3,399.6336/month )(~36%)
8 44 ¥14.2251/hour
( about ¥10,583.4744/month )
¥9.1389/hour
( about ¥6,799.3416/month )(~36%)
16 88 ¥28.4503/hour
( about ¥21,167.0232/month )
¥18.2777/hour
( about ¥13,598.6088/month )(~36%)
24 132 ¥42.6754/hour
( about ¥31,750.4976/month )
¥27.4166/hour
( about ¥20,397.9504/month )(~36%)
32 176 ¥56.9006/hour
( about ¥42,334.0464/month )
¥36.5555/hour
( about ¥27,197.292/month )(~36%)
40 220 ¥71.1257/hour
( about ¥52,917.5208/month )
¥45.6944/hour
( about ¥33,996.6336/month )(~36%)
80 396 ¥142.2514/hour
( about ¥10,5835.0416/month )
¥91.3888/hour
( about ¥67,993.2672/month )(~36%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Storage

In the General Purpose tier, you are charged for Premium blob storage that you provision for your database or elastic pool. Storage can be configured between 5 GB and 4 TB with 1 GB increments.

Price
GB/month ¥ 0.8631

Backup Storage

Point-In-Time Restore

By default, seven days of database backups are stored in RA-GRS Standard blob storage. The storage is used by weekly full backups, daily differential backups, and transaction log backups copied every five minutes. The backup cost depends on the size of the database and the rate of change. The storage amount up to 100 percent of database size is provided at no extra charge. Additional backup storage consumption will be charged in GB/month.

Price
RA-GRS ¥ 1.501/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.938/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.75/GB/month

Long Term Retention Storage

Many applications have regulatory, compliance, or other business purposes that require you to retain database backups for longer periods of time. By using the long-term retention (LTR) feature, you can store full backups for up to 10 years. You can then restore any backup as a new database.

Pricing
RA-GRS ¥ 0.375/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.235/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.188/GB/month

I/Os

I/O Rate Price
Per million request ¥ 1.501

Business Critical

Business applications with high IO requirements. Offers highest resilience to failures using several isolated replicas.

Gen 4

Gen 4 CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) 2.4 GHz processors. In Gen 4, 1 vCore = 1 physical CPU

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
vCore Memory(GB) License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
1 7 ¥4.6697/hour
( about¥3,474.2568/month )
¥2.2847/hour
( about¥1,699.8168/month )(~51%)
2 14 ¥9.3394/hour
( about¥6,948.5136/month )
¥4.5694/hour
( about¥3,399.6336/month )(~51%)
4 28 ¥18.6789/hour
( about¥13,897.1016/month )
¥9.1389/hour
( about¥6,799.3416/month )(~51%)
8 56 ¥37.3578/hour
( about¥27,794.2032/month )
¥18.2778/hour
( about¥13,598.6832/month )(~51%)
16 112 ¥74.7156/hour
( about¥55,588.4064/month )
¥36.5556/hour
( about¥27,197.3664/month )(~51%)
24 168 ¥112.0734/hour
( about¥83,382.6096/month )
¥54.8334/hour
( about ¥40,796.0496/month )
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors. In Gen 5, 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread

vCore Memory(GB) License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
2 11 ¥9.3394/hour
( about ¥6,948.5136/month )
¥4.5694/hour
( about ¥3,399.6336/month )(~51%)
4 22 ¥18.6789/hour
( about ¥13,897.1016/month )
¥9.1389/hour
( about ¥6,799.3416/month )(~51%)
8 44 ¥37.3578/hour
( about ¥27,794.2032/month )
¥18.2778/hour
( about ¥13,598.6832/month )(~51%)
16 88 ¥74.7156/hour
( about ¥55,588.4064/month )
¥36.5556/hour
( about ¥27,197.3664/month )(~51%)
24 132 ¥112.0734/hour
( about ¥83,382.6096/month )
¥54.8334/hour
( about ¥40,796.0496/month )(~51%)
32 176 ¥149.431/hour
( about ¥111,176.664/month )
¥73.111/hour
( about ¥54,394.584/month )(~51%)
40 220 ¥186.7888/hour
( about ¥138,970.8672/month )
¥91.3888/hour
( about ¥67,993.2672/month )(~51%)
80 396 ¥373.5776/hour
( about ¥277,941.7344/month )
¥182.7776/hour
( about ¥135,986.5344/month )(~51%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Storage

In the Business Critical tier, you are charged for local SSD storage that you provision for your database or elastic pool. Storage can be configured between 5 GB and 1 TB with 1 GB increments.

Price
GB/month ¥ 1.8762

Backup Storage

Point-In-Time Restore

By default, seven days of database backups are stored in RA-GRS Standard blob storage. The storage is used by weekly full backups, daily differential backups, and transaction log backups copied every five minutes. The backup cost depends on the size of the database and the rate of change. The storage amount up to 100 percent of database size is provided at no extra charge. Additional backup storage consumption will be charged in GB/month.

Price
RA-GRS ¥ 1.501/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.938/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.75/GB/month

Long Term Retention Storage

Many applications have regulatory, compliance, or other business purposes that require you to retain database backups for longer periods of time. By using the long-term retention (LTR) feature, you can store full backups for up to 10 years. You can then restore any backup as a new database.

Pricing
RA-GRS ¥ 0.375/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.235/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.188/GB/month

I/Os

I/O Rate Price
Per million request ¥ 1.501

Hyperscale

Hyperscale provides rapid, dynamic storage scaling up to 100 TB to help you optimize database resources for your workload’s needs. Each additional read replica is billed at the Azure Hybrid Benefit pricing. The below pricing is for the primary instance.

Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors. In Gen 5, 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
vCore Memory(GB) License included price Azure Hybrid Benefit 1
Price (% Savings)
2 11 ¥4.0132/hour
( about¥2,985.8208/month )
¥2.7417/hour
( about¥2,039.8248/month )(~32%)
4 22 ¥8.0264/hour
( about¥5,971.6416/month )
¥5.4833/hour
( about¥4,079.5752/month )(~32%)
8 44 ¥16.0529/hour
( about¥11,943.3427/month )
¥10.9666/hour
( about¥/8,159.1504month )(~32%)
16 88 ¥32.1058/hour
( about¥23,886.7152/month )
¥21.9332/hour
( about¥16,318.3008/month )(~32%)
24 132 ¥48.1586/hour
( about¥35,829.9984/month )
¥32.8998/hour
( about¥24.477.4512/month )(~32%)
32 176 ¥64.2115/hour
( about¥47.773.356/month )
¥43.8665/hour
( about¥32,636.676/month )(~32%)
40 220 ¥80.2644/hour
( about¥59,716.7136/month )
¥54.8331/hour
( about¥40,795.8264/month )(~32%)
80 396 ¥160.5288/hour
( about¥119,433.4272/month )
¥109.6662/hour
( about¥81,591.6528/month )(~32%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more aboutAzure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores) with an option to choose between compute generations.

Storage

In the Business Critical tier, you are charged for local SSD storage that you provision for your database or elastic pool. Storage can be configured between 5 GB and 1 TB with 1 GB increments.

Price
GB/month ¥ 0.75

Backup Storage

Point-in-time restore

By default, seven days of database backups are stored in RA-GRS Standard blob storage. The storage is used by weekly full backups, daily differential backups, and transaction log backups copied every five minutes. The backup cost depends on the size of the database and the rate of change. The storage amount up to 100 percent of database size is provided at no extra charge. Additional backup storage consumption will be charged in GB/month.

Price
RA-GRS ¥ 1.501/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.938/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.75/GB/month

I/Os

I/O Rate Price
Per million request ¥ 1.501

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 . See for more details.

Basic

Applications designed for light transaction workloads. The "basic" level performance goal provides a predictable hourly transaction rate.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
Database Transaction Unit Storage included Max storage Price
B 5 DTU 2 GB 2 GB ¥1.04/day
(about¥32.24/month)

Standard

The standard is suitable for transactional workloads. It provides medium level performance and built-in business continuity features, including point-in-time recovery. The "standard" level performance goal provides a predictable transaction rate per minute.

Provide Max flexibility. Supports all virtual machine configurations and features.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
Database Transaction Unit Storage included Max storage Price
S0 10 DTU 250 GB 250 GB ¥0.1304/hour
(about¥97.03/month)
S1 20 DTU 250 GB 250 GB ¥0.26/hour
(about¥193.44/month)
S2 50 DTU 250 GB 250 GB ¥0.6521/hour
(about¥485.15/month)
S3 100 DTU 250 GB 1 TB ¥1.3029/hour
(about¥969.37/month)
S4 new 200 DTU 250 GB 1 TB ¥2.7039/hour
(about¥2,011.7016/month)
S6 new 400 DTU 250 GB 1 TB ¥5.4078/hour
(about¥4,023.4032/month)
S7 new 800 DTU 250 GB 1 TB ¥10.8155/hour
(about¥8,046.732/month)
S9 new 1600 DTU 250 GB 1 TB ¥21.6311/hour
(about¥16,093.5384/month)
S12 new 3000 DTU 250 GB 1 TB ¥40.5583/hour
(about¥30,175.3752/month)

Premium

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
Database Transaction Unit Storage included Max storage Price
P1 125 DTU 500 GB 1 TB ¥96.81/day
(about¥3,001.11/month)
P2 250 DTU 500 GB 1 TB ¥193.62/day
(about¥6,002.22/month)
P4 500 DTU 500 GB 1 TB 387.24/day
(about¥12,004.44/month)
P6 (formerly P3)1 1,000 DTU 500 GB 1 TB ¥774.47/day
(about 24,008.57/month)
P11 1,750 DTU 1 TB 1 TB ¥ 1,455.86/day
(about¥ 45,131.66/month)
P15 4,000 DTU 1 TB 1 TB ¥ 3,327.61/day
(about¥ 103,155.91/month)
1From now on, P3 is officially renamed P6.

Note: The outbound and inbound data will be charged according to the regular data transmission rate.

Extra Data Storage

Pricing
Standard ¥1.0812/month
Premium ¥2.1624/month

Extra storage is only available in the standard and premium service tiers.

Long Term Retention Storage

Pricing
RA-GRS ¥ 0.375/GB/month
ZRS ¥ 0.235/GB/month
LRS ¥ 0.188/GB/month

SQL Database managed instance provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and native virtual network support so you can migrate your SQL Server databases to SQL Database managed instance without changing your apps. It combines the rich SQL Server surface area with the operational and financial benefits of an intelligent, fully managed service. Managed instance is your best destination when migrating a large number of existing SQL Server databases from on-premises or virtual machines to SQL Database.

General purpose

Offering balanced and scalable compute and storage options, general purpose is ideal for most business workloads.

Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors. In Gen 5, 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.

*Below are the GA full pricing and will be effective starting from September 1st, 2019.
vCore MEMORY (GB) INCLUDED STORAGE LICENSE INCLUDED PRICE AZURE HYBRID BENEFIT1 PRICE (% SAVINGS)
4 20.4 First 32 GB/month ¥7.1126/hour
( about¥5,291.75/month )
¥4.5694/hour
( about¥3,399.6336/month )(~36%)
8 40.8 First 32 GB/month ¥14.2251/hour
( about¥10,583.5/month )
¥9.1388/hour
( about¥6,799.267/month )(~36%)
16 81.6 First 32 GB/month ¥28.4503/hour
( about¥21,166.99/month )
¥18.2778/hour
( about¥13,598.68/month )(~36%)
24 122.4 First 32 GB/month ¥42.6754/hour
( about¥31,750.49/month )
¥27.4166/hour
( about¥20,397.95/month )(~36%)
32 163.2 First 32 GB/month ¥56.9005/hour
( about¥42,333.98/month )
¥36.5554/hour
( about¥27,197.22/month )(~36%)
40 204 First 32 GB/month ¥71.1256/hour
( about¥52,917.48/month )
¥45.6944/hour
( about¥33,996.63/month )(~36%)
64 326.4 First 32 GB/month ¥113.801/hour
( about¥85,667.96/month )
¥73.111/hour
( about¥54,394.58/month )(~36%)
80 396 First 32 GB/month ¥142.2513/hour
( about¥105,834.95/month )
¥91.3886/hour
( about¥67,993.12/month )(~36%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more about Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores). A vCore represents a logical CPU offered with an option to choose between compute generations.

Storage

*Below are the GA full pricing and will be effective starting from September 1st, 2019.
Storage Price
First 32 GB/month Included
Additional storage* 0.863 /GB
Backup GB/month** 1.5
* Storage is available in increments of 32 GB up to 8 TB.

** Backup storage will charge for the amount of space that exceeds reserved space for database, Backup storage will not be charged until September 1, 2019.

Business critical

Offering balanced and scalable compute and storage options for data applications with fast IO and high availability requirements.

Gen 5

Gen 5 logical CPUs are based on Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz processors. In Gen 5, 1 vCore = 1 hyper thread

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.

*Below are the GA full pricing and will be effective starting from September 1st, 2019.
vCore MEMORY (GB) INCLUDED STORAGE LICENSE INCLUDED PRICE AZURE HYBRID BENEFIT1 PRICE (% SAVINGS)
4 20.4 First 32 GB/month ¥18.6789/hour
( about¥13,897.1/month )
¥9.1389/hour
( about¥6,799.3416/month )(~51%)
8 40.8 First 32 GB/month ¥37.3578/hour
( about¥27,794.2032/month )
¥18.2778/hour
( about¥13,598.6832/month )(~51%)
16 81.6 First 32 GB/month ¥74.7156/hour
( about¥55,588.4064/month )
¥36.5556/hour
( about¥27,197.3664/month )(~51%)
24 122.4 First 32 GB/month ¥112.0734/hour
( about¥83,382.6096/month )
¥54.8334/hour
( about¥40,796.0496/month )(~51%)
32 163.2 First 32 GB/month ¥149.4312/hour
( about¥111,176.8128/month )
¥73.1112/hour
( about¥54,394.7328/month )(~51%)
40 204 First 32 GB/month ¥186.789/hour
( about¥138,971.016/month )
¥91.389/hour
( about¥67,993.416/month )(~51%)
64 326.4 First 32 GB/month ¥298.8624/hour
( about¥222,353.6256/month )
¥146.2224/hour
( about¥108,789.4656/month )(~51%)
80 396 First 32 GB/month ¥373.578/hour
( about¥277,942.032/month )
¥182.778/hour
( about¥/135,986.832month )(~51%)
1 Applies to SQL Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). Learn more about Azure Hybrid benefit for SQL Server.

Compute is provisioned in virtual cores (vCores). A vCore represents a logical CPU offered with an option to choose between compute generations.

Storage

*Below are the GA full pricing and will be effective starting from September 1st, 2019.
Storage Price
First 32 GB/month Included
Additional storage* 1.876 /GB
Backup GB/month** 1.5
* Storage is available in increments of 32 GB up to 8 TB.

** Backup storage will charge for the amount of space that exceeds reserved space for database, Backup storage will not be charged until September 1, 2019.

Active Geo-replication

Active Geo-replication can create up to 4 online (readable) secondary databases in any Azure region. The secondary database can be created using the same service level as the primary database, with some potential differences in performance. The secondary database is priced at 1 times the price of the selected performance level. The traffic costs arising from Geo-replication between the primary and secondary databases are included in the costs of the online secondary database.

Advanced Data Security

SQL Advanced Data Security(ADS) had been published. Please refer to the documentation for details.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimation is based on a usage of 31 days per month.
RESOURCE TYPE FREE TIER STANDARD TIER
Pricing Free ¥ 152.64/month

FAQ

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DTU

VCore

  • What is a vCore?

    A virtual core (vCore) represents the logical CPUs available to the server. Customers can choose between two generations of hardware. For servers created using the Gen4 vCore, the vCore is based on the Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) 2.4 GHz processor.

  • What are the advantages of a vCore-based model?

    With a vCore-based purchasing model, local workload requirements can be translated to the cloud in a flexible, controlled, and direct manner. This allows independent scaling of calculation and storage resources based on workload requirements.

    A vCore-based model is suitable for SQL Database Managed Instances, single databases, and elastic pool deployment options. These options all use Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. Therefore, pricing within a vCore-based model applies whether or not you use Hybrid Benefit:

    • Licenses included: Does not include Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. This option is suitable for customers who are reluctant to apply existing SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance to vCore-based database deployment options.
    • Baseline rate: Discount price that includes Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. Customers can choose this price by using an SQL Server license with Software Assurance.
  • What are virtualization benefits?

    Virtualization benefits apply to virtualized workloads on vCore-based Azure SQL Databases. Use them to convert 1 SQL Enterprise Edition license core through valid Software Assurance to get up to 4 managed instance General Purpose vCores at the baseline rate. This is a cost-effective way to migrate virtualized applications to vCore-based SQL Databases. For example, if you have 4 core licenses for SQL Enterprise Edition, you can get up to 16 General Purpose vCores at the baseline rate.

  • Will I be charged for my SQL Database licenses?

    Yes, the pricing announced on the official page of SQL Database is already inclusive of license fees.

  • Can I use an SQL Server license on-premises and in the cloud?

    The license must be used on-premises or in the cloud, but there is a grace period of 180 days during which the license can be used both on-premises and in the cloud to facilitate migration.

  • What is Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server? Am I eligible to use it?

    Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server can help you to maximize the value of your current license investment and accelerate migration to the cloud. Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server is an Azure-based hybrid benefit. An SQL Server license with Software Assurance can be used through it in order to pay less SQL Database charges (baseline rate). All vCore-based options can be used via Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server: SQL Database Managed Instances, single databases, and elastic pools. You can apply this benefit even if SKUs are active, but please note that the baseline rate will be applied from when you make a selection in the portal. The credit limit will not be reissued.

    You can activate Azure Hybrid Benefit by proving that you have a valid license with Software Assurance in the Azure portal. The working principles for Azure Hybrid Benefit are as follows:

    • If you have the Standard Edition with Software Assurance, issued per core license, choose the General Purpose option and get 1 vCore for every 1 local license core.
    • If you have the Enterprise Edition with Software Assurance, issued per core license, select the Business-Critical option (coming soon) and get 1 vCore for every 1 local license core. Note: The Business-Critical option for Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server is only offered to Enterprise Edition customers.
    • If you have the highly-virtualized Enterprise Edition with Software Assurance, issued per core license, choose the General Purpose option and get 4 vCores for every 1 local license core. This is a unique virtualization benefit that is limited to Azure.
  • Can Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server be applied retrospectively?

    No. Azure Hybrid Benefit cannot be applied retrospectively.

  • If Software Assurance expires, what will happen to Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server?

    Valid Software Assurance is required to use Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. If your Software Assurance expires and you do not renew it, you will be redirected to the "license included" pricing corresponding to the SKU.

  • How does usage show up on my bill?

    In a vCore-based model, the service is billed at a predictable, hourly rate based on the provisioned compute in vCores, provisioned storage (in GB/month), and backup storage used. There will be additional charges if backup exceeds the total database size (that is, 100% of the database size). vCore hours, configured database storage, consumed IO, and backup storage are itemized on the bill, making it easier for you to see the details of resources you have used. Backup storage of up to 100% of the maximum database size is included, beyond which you are billed for GB/month.

    For example:

    • If an SQL Database exists for 12 hours in a month, the bill will show the cost for 12 hours of vCore usage. If the SQL Database provisioned an additional 100 GB of storage, the bill will show storage usage in units of GB/month prorated hourly and the number of IOs consumed in a month.

    If the uptime of an SQL Database is less than 1 hour, the costs for each hour the database exists are calculated using the highest service tier, provisioned storage, and IO that were used during that hour, regardless of usage or whether the database uptime was less than an hour.

    For example:

    • If you create a Managed Instance and delete it five minutes later, you’ll be charged for 1 database hour.
    • If you create a Managed Instance in the General Purpose tier with 8 vCores, then immediately upgrade it to 16 vCores, you’ll be charged at the 16 vCore rate for the first hour.

    Please Note: For a limited period before June 30, 2018, backup and IO are free of charge.

  • How is the serverless compute tier different from the provisioned compute tier of SQL Database?

    The key difference between the serverless and provisioned compute tiers is in the provisioning and billing of compute resources. In the serverless compute tier, compute resources scale dynamically up or down based on the workload’s requirements and are billed on a per-second basis, pausing during periods of inactivity. In the provisioned compute tier, a customer purchases a certain amount of compute resources and is billed for them on an hourly basis.

    The serverless compute tier is generally better suited for single databases with variable usage patterns interspersed with periods of inactivity, or databases with compute resource usage that is difficult to predict. These can benefit from savings due to per-second billing based on the amount of compute resources used.

    The provisioned compute tier is generally better suited for:

    • Single databases with more uniform and more substantial compute utilization over time. Databases with this usage pattern are generally less expensive in the provisioned compute tier.
    • Multiple databases with varying and unpredictable compute usage that can be consolidated within an elastic pool for better price optimization.
  • Which purchase model and service tier are supported in serverless?

    Serverless is offered on the vCore-based purchase model and the single database service tier.

  • How does billing work in serverless?

    The total bill is the summation of the compute bill and storage bill.

    Billing for compute is on a per-second rate based on actual usage of compute resources (for details, please see the next question: “How is the compute bill calculated in the serverless compute tier?”).

    Billing for storage within a given service tier is the same for both the serverless and provisioned compute tiers.

  • How is the compute bill calculated in serverless?

    Compute is billed on a per-second rate based on actual usage subject to billing for minimum compute resources provisioned while the database is online.

    The amount of compute billed each second is based on the maximum of CPU and memory used each second. To compare CPU with memory for billing purposes, memory is normalized into units of vCores by rescaling the amount of memory in GB by 3 GB per vCore. If the amount of CPU and memory used is less than the minimum amount provisioned, then the provisioned amount is billed. When the database is paused, customers pay nothing for compute and only storage is billed.

    Customers can configure the range of compute capacity available (min vCores and max vCores) for the database and the period of inactivity before a database is paused (auto-pause delay).

    For example, let’s say you configure min vCores as 1, max vCores as 4 and auto-pause delay as 6 hours. This configuration corresponds to a minimum memory of around 6 GB and a maximum memory of 12 GB. The below table represents your bill if usage varies as follows during a 12-hour period:

    Duration CPU used (vCores) Memory used (GB) Billed vCores Billed vCore-seconds
    1 minute (60 seconds) 1.5 3 1.5 (based on CPU used) 1 90
    1 minute (60 seconds) 4 9 4 (based on CPU used) 240
    1 minute (60 seconds) 0.5 12 4 (based on memory used) 240
    6 hours (21,600 seconds) 0 2 1 (based on minimum compute resources) 2 21,600
    5 hours 56 minutes (21,360 seconds) 0 0 0 (database is paused after 6-hour auto-pause delay) 0
    1 minute (60 seconds) 0.5 9 3 (based on memory used) 180
    Total: 12 hours Total: 22,350

    1 CPU used (1.5 vCores) is greater than memory used after rescaling based on 3 GB per vCore (3 GB ÷ 3 vCores per GB = 1 vCore). Hence, 1.5 vCores are billed.

    2 CPU used (0 vCores) and memory used after rescaling based on 3 GB per vCore (2 GB ÷ 3 vCores per GB = 0.67 vCores) are both lower than the minimum compute resources (1 vCore). Hence, 1 vCore is billed.

    Total bill for compute during this 12-hour period will be ¥12.155.

Overview

  • How is Managed Instance priced?

    Managed Instance allows for scaling compute and storage independently. Customers pay for compute measured in vCores, storage and backup measured in gigabytes (GB), and number of IOs consumed.

    Managed Instance has two price options:

    • License included: Excludes Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server . This option is for customers who choose not to apply their existing SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance to Managed Instance.
    • Base rate: Reduced price that includes Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. Customers can opt into this price by using their SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance.
  • How can I stop being billed for database?

    Billing for database will stop upon deletion.

  • Do I need to bear any network data transfer costs?

    There will be no additional charges for the entry or exit of network data during the public preview. Additional fees will be charged after the official release.

  • Do I have to move to a vCore-based model?

    You don’t need to move to a vCore-based model. The introduction of vCore-based deployment options for elastic pools and single databases embodies our commitment to customer choice and flexibility. If you wish to continue using a DTU-based model, no action is required and your experience and billing methods will remain the same. In addition to vCore-based models, a DTU-based model is still a viable option for purchasing SQL Database.

  • How should I choose between a DTU- or vCore-based model?

    Data transfer units (DTU) are based on a mixture of CPU, memory, read, and write measurements. DTU-based performance levels represent provisioned resource bundles that drive different levels of application performance. If you do not want to worry about underlying resources, and want to use a simple provisioned bundle and pay a fixed monthly fee, a DTU-based model may better meet your needs.

  • Do I need to take my application offline to convert from a DTU-based database to a vCore-based service tier?

    The new service tiers offer a simple online dialog method that is similar to the existing process for upgrading databases from the Standard to the Premium service tier and vice versa. The portal can be launched using Portal, ARM, PowerShell, Azure CLI or T-SQL.

See the SQL Database FAQ in documentation.

Support & SLA

If you have any questions or need help, please visit Azure Support and select self-help service or any other method to contact us for support.

Basic, Standard, and Premium Levels

We guarantee a connection time between a single or elastic Basic, Standard or Premium Azure SQL Database and our Internet Gateway of not less than a 99.99%.

Web and Enterprise Editions (no longer available)

We ensure customers will be able to establish a connection between the Web Edition or Enterprise Edition Azure SQL Database and our Internet Gateway at least 99.9% of the time.

To learn more about the details of our Service Level Agreement, please visit the Service Level Agreements page.

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