With reserved capacity, you get significant discounts over your on-demand costs by committing to long-term usage of a service. We are pleased to share reserved capacity offerings for the following additional services. With the addition of these services, we now support reservations for 16 services, giving you more options to save and get better cost predictability across more workloads.
- Blob Storage (GPv2) and Azure Data Lake Storage (Gen2).
- Azure Database for MySQL.
- Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
- Azure Database for MariaDB.
- Azure Data Explorer.
- Premium SSD Managed Disks.
Blob Storage (GPv2) and Azure Data Lake Storage (Gen2)
Save up to 38 percent on your Azure data storage costs by pre-purchasing reserved capacity for one or three years. Reserved capacity can be pre-purchased in increments of 100 TB and 1 PB sizes, and is available for hot, cool, and archive storage tiers for all applicable storage redundancies. You can also use the upfront or monthly payment option, depending on your cash flow requirements.
The reservation discount will automatically apply to data stored on Azure Blob (GPv2) and Azure Data Lake Storage (Gen2). Discounts are applied hourly on the total data stored in that hour. Unused reserved capacity doesn’t carry over.
Storage reservations are flexible, which means you can exchange or cancel your reservation should your storage requirements change in the future (limits apply).
Azure Database for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB
Save up to 51 percent on your Azure Database costs for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB by pre-purchasing reserved capacity. Reservation discount applies to the compute usage for these products and is available for both general-purpose and memory-optimized deployments. You can choose to pay monthly for the reservations.
As with all reservations, reservation discounts will automatically apply to the matching database deployments, so you don’t need to do make any changes to your resources to get reservation discounts. The discount applies hourly on the compute usage. Unused reserved hours don’t carry over.
You can exchange your reservations to move from general-purpose to memory-optimized, or vice-versa, any time after purchase. You can also cancel the reservation to receive a prorated amount back (limits apply).
Azure Data Explorer Markup reserved capacity
Save up to 30 percent on your Azure Data Explorer Markup costs with reserved capacity. The reservation discount only applies on the markup meter, other charges, including compute and storage, are billed separately. You can also purchase reservations for virtual machines (VM) and storage to save even more on your total cost of ownership for Azure Data Explorer (Kusto) clusters. You can choose to pay monthly for the Azure Data Explorer markup reservations.
After purchase, the reservation discount will automatically apply to the matching cluster. The discount applies hourly on the markup usage. Unused reserved hours don’t carry over. As usual, you can exchange or cancel the reservation should your needs change (limits apply).
Premium SSD Managed Disks
Save up to 5 percent on your Premium SSD Managed Disk usage with reserved capacity. Discounts are applied hourly on the disks deployed in that hour regardless of whether the disks are attached to a VM. Unused reserved hours don’t carry over. Reservation discount does not apply to Premium SSD Unmanaged Disks or Page Blobs consumption.
Disk reservations are flexible, which means you can exchange or cancel your reservation should your storage requirements change in the future (limits apply).