Thursday, August 19, 2010

SQL Azure Pricing Changes

I know I am a bit late with this post, but wanted to spread the news of the changes to the pricing for SQL Azure. I have been looking at this myself lately because I am debating moving hosting companies and might need the extra SQL space.

SQL Azure had two options to start with. This was a 1G database for $9.99 or a 10G database for $99.99. This is an easy to figure out linear system. It looks like there are people that wanted something else in-between and even larger.

Web Editions

1G

9.99

5G

49.99

Enterprise Editions

10G

99.99

20G

199.98

30G

299.97

40G

399.96

50G

499.95


They are setup for the smaller users and then targeting large databases. But you are limited to 50G right now. So if you need a larger one, you will have to split it up to use Azure. I am looking at using this for a project or two that I am working on. It is not a bad price and using SQL Azure should be as simple as normal SQL Server. If/when I get a database setup with this, I will be sure to post about it.

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