New, reduced pricing available for SQL Azure

As announced on the Windows Azure blog, the pricing for SQL Azure has been completely revamped. Regardless of the current size of your database, the new pricing will be lower, with savings anywhere between 48% and 75%, depending on the actual size.

In addition, the way we calculate the cost of the database has moved away from discrete steps and towards a “per-GB” pricing. The only two steps that remain are:

  1. Anything up to 100MB gets a flat price of just under $5/month
  2. Anything between 100MB and 1GB gets a flat price of just under $10/month

From then onwards, prices are calculated by the GB, with descending per-GB-pricing the larger the database becomes. All the details can be found on our official pricing page here: