We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
For the first 50DB, they cost around $50. It's an open solution for everybody. Anybody can go to the Microsoft website and they can get the pricing for it. But the first 50GB of data is a default rate and then it increases for the next 500GB or something like that. It is a pay as you go solution. The more you use, the more you pay. That's normally how you pay for any cloud solutions.
The pricing is pay-as-you-go, so it runs on credit. The more storage a company has, the more they pay. If you are putting data into an archive, it doesn't cost too much, but if you need to access it, the price may be a bit high.
The solution is affordable and we only pay for what we use. There are additional costs for backup and disaster management and we use separate products as service providers.
Above licensing, Azure does have extra costs, which makes the solution rather pricey.