2019-07-29T10:11:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SQL Azure?

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Top 20Real User

I would like it to be cheaper, but comparatively, it is reasonably priced.

2021-06-22T13:28:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

You do need to pay a license fee in order to use the product. I can't speak to the exact price.

2021-05-29T14:51:27Z
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Top 5Real User

It is beneficial in terms of cost because you are charged per data unit instead of licensing.

2021-05-28T19:34:32Z
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Top 5Real User

I am not aware of the exact pricing, but our monthly bill for Azure is around 80,000. It is less expensive than using SQL Server. It has the pay-as-you-go model, and the charges are based on the usage.

2021-05-01T06:25:06Z
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Top 5Real User

Its price can definitely be lower. It is pretty pricey.

2021-04-27T09:12:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

All products are licensed. The cost depends on someone's usage space. The more you use it, the more you pay. Some are billed in terms of fixed cost. For example, if I provision some work with a machine that I pay for it, even if I don't use it. There are multiple ways you could potentially pay.

2021-04-22T20:41:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There is a license required to use the solution and it cost $30 to do the installation.

2021-04-05T14:47:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It requires a license. As compared to its competitors, such as Oracle, it is affordable and reasonable.

2021-03-19T14:12:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is expensive. Snowflake and PostgreSQL are cheaper than this. Google is also cheaper than Azure. Its licensing is on a pay-as-you-go basis. It is based on usage and storage.

2021-03-03T23:35:09Z
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Top 5Real User

I have an annual spend number, and it is in the hundred thousand dollar range. There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees. Even though you have to look at the cost numbers of what you're going to be charged on a monthly basis, what you have to also remember is that your application may need a lot of rewriting and things like that. You get charged not just for the monthly costs but also for the transactions that occur. If your access to the data layer is not so efficient, your costs will go up because you're pulling far more data than you potentially need. These are hidden costs that nobody ever considers. If your application is not written very efficiently, you may actually increase your costs over on-prem versus cloud.

2021-02-23T12:23:43Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They have standard subscriptions that are not the entire version. If you have a full version of your subscription then you have the entire version that you can download. When you no longer need it, you can just stop the services. You can reduce the amount you pay, which is an advantage. Essentially, it's a pay and use mechanism. It's reasonably priced and when you compare it with other products in the cloud environment, it's cheaper.

2021-02-15T13:51:38Z
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Top 10Real User

It is quite expensive. I would definitely recommend not using the pay-as-you-go model because this will just mean all your money will go to Microsoft. So, really make sure to control resource usage as much as possible.

2020-11-03T14:57:19Z
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Top 5Real User

Pricing is reasonable for a big enterprise. The price is a little higher. It should have a 20% discount.

2020-10-28T08:02:00Z
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Top 5Real User

How much we pay is determined by how much we upgrade or downgrade our services. If you downgrade the service you pay less if you upgrade the services you pay more. Microsoft has a cheap license for developers. Still, it was expensive for us because we are not a company, and we don't use crowdfunding, we used our own money to pay for the license.

2020-10-22T19:54:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It is reasonable.

2020-10-21T04:33:58Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is expensive for us. We are looking for something less expensive and thinking of migrating the whole system.

2020-09-30T08:03:31Z
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Top 5Real User

You do have to pay for technical support. If you have it in your licensing agreement, you will gain access to a team you can call if you run into issues. I'm not sure of the exact licensing costs. From a cloud perspective, a client would be charged based on consumption, so the pricing would depend on elements such as how many users or how many queries (and how complex), et cetera. I do know that it's competitive pricing, however. Most solutions of this caliber are around the same price. They compete with each other.

2020-09-27T04:10:14Z
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Top 10Real User

The cost of the solution isn't too high. It's pretty reasonable.

2020-09-27T04:10:03Z
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Top 20Real User

The price is very high, especially when you compare it to other solutions. There aren't extra costs, however. All fees are included in the licensing package.

2020-07-13T06:55:49Z
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Consultant

The solution is a little expensive but not too bad in comparison to other products on the market and since I am using the cloud version it's really not too much. There are no additional costs.

2020-06-18T05:17:42Z
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Real User

We pay less than $1000 monthly in licensing fees. There are no additional costs. When you start to use the cloud, you can move other services to the cloud as well. So I think we will pay more in the future when we move other services over. But right now we only use the ERP system with SQL Cloud.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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Real User

I'm not sure what the exact price is, but it's a moderate amount. It's not too expensive.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Real User

We have a three-year contract. The cost was somewhere around $70-80,000 for the original deployment, which was about two years ago. In the future, we may need to expand our license to include more company employees.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

The licensing for this solution is based on subscription. We have an enterprise license, so the price of this solution is high.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

The pricing is okay. It's not too expensive.

2019-07-30T10:41:00Z
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Real User

We are using the free version. It's free of charge for one developer.

2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
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