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Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management

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Azure Batch provides job scheduling and cluster management, allowing applications or algorithms to run in parallel at scale.

There’s no charge for Batch itself, only the underlying compute and other resources consumed to run your batch jobs. For compute, Cloud Services, Linux Virtual Machines, or Windows Virtual Machines can be utilized by Batch. The standard rates for compute apply and can be viewed below. In addition, Batch allows low-priority virtual machines (VMs) to be used. Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are available when using the Azure Batch Service in User subscription pool application mode.

Low-priority VMs in Batch

Low-priority VMs are available for a much lower price than normal VMs and can significantly reduce the costs of running certain workloads, or allow much more work to be performed at a greater scale for the same cost. However, low-priority VMs do have different characteristics and are only suitable for certain types of applications and workloads. Low-priority VMs are allocated from surplus capacity and therefore availability varies—at times VMs may not be available to allocate, and allocated VMs may occasionally be preempted by higher-priority allocations. The availability SLA for normal VMs therefore does not apply to low-priority VMs.

If applications can tolerate interruption, then use of low-priority VMs can significantly lower compute costs. Suitable workloads include batch processing and HPC jobs, where the work is split into many asynchronous tasks. If VMs are pre-empted, then tasks can be interrupted and rerun—job completion time can also increase if capacity drops. Low-priority VMs are initially only available through Azure Batch, which provides job scheduling and resource management for batch processing workloads. Azure Batch pools can contain both normal and low-priority VMs. If low-priority VMs are pre-empted, then any interrupted tasks will be requeued, and the pool will automatically attempt to replace the lost capacity.

Virtual machines are billed per-second rounded down to the last minute.

Compute optimized: High CPU-to-memory ratio. Good for medium traffic web servers, network appliances, batch processes, and application servers.

Fv2 Series

The Fv2-series virtual machines support 2-GiB RAM and 8 GB of local temporary storage (SSD) per vCPU, and are optimized for compute intensive workloads. The F-series is hyper-threaded and based on the 2.7 GHz Intel Xeon® Platinum 8168 (SkyLake) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.7 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. These virtual machines are suitable for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics, and gaming.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Instances vCPU RAM Temporary Storage Low Priority
F2 v2 2 4.00 GiB 16 GiB ¥0.8664/hour
( about ¥644.6016/month )
F4 v2 4 8.00 GiB 32 GiB ¥1.7328/hour
( about ¥1,289.2032/month )
F8 v2 8 16.00 GiB 64 GiB ¥3.4656/hour
( about ¥2,578.4064/month )
F16 v2 16 32.00 GiB 128 GiB ¥6.9312/hour
( about ¥5,156.8128/month )
F32 v2 32 64.00 GiB 256 GiB ¥13.8624/hour
( about ¥10,313.6256/month )
F64 v2 64 128.00 GiB 512 GiB ¥27.7248/hour
( about ¥20,627.2512/month )
F72 v2 72 144.00 GiB 576 GiB ¥55.4496/hour
( about ¥41,254.5024/month )

Memory optimized: High memory-to-core ratio. Great for relational database servers, medium to large caches, and in-memory analytics.

E2 64 v3

E2-64 v3 instances are the latest generation of hyper-threaded memory optimized instances. E2-64 v3 instances are based on the 2.3 GHz Intel XEON® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor and can achieve 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. E2-64 v3 instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Instance Cores RAM Disk Low Priority
E64i v3 64 432.00 GiB 1,600 GiB ¥20.532/hour
( about ¥15,275.808/month )

Compute optimized: High CPU-to-memory ratio. Good for medium traffic web servers, network appliances, batch processes, and application servers.

Fv2 Series

The Fv2-series virtual machines support 2-GiB RAM and 8 GB of local temporary storage (SSD) per vCPU, and are optimized for compute intensive workloads. The F-series is hyper-threaded and based on the 2.7 GHz Intel Xeon® Platinum 8168 (SkyLake) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.7 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. These virtual machines are suitable for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics, and gaming.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly pricing estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Instances vCPU RAM Temporary Storage Low Priority
F2 v2 2 4.00 GiB 16 GiB ¥0.2166/hour
( about ¥161.1504/month )
F4 v2 4 8.00 GiB 32 GiB ¥0.4332/hour
( about ¥322.3008/month )
F8 v2 8 16.00 GiB 64 GiB ¥0.8664/hour
( about ¥644.6016/month )
F16 v2 16 32.00 GiB 128 GiB ¥1.7328/hour
( about ¥1,289.2032/month )
F32 v2 32 64.00 GiB 256 GiB ¥3.4656/hour
( about ¥2,578.4064/month )
F64 v2 64 128.00 GiB 512 GiB ¥6.9312/hour
( about ¥5,156.8128/month )
F72 v2 72 144.00 GiB 576 GiB ¥13.8624/hour
( about ¥10,313.6256/month )

Memory optimized: High memory-to-core ratio. Great for relational database servers, medium to large caches, and in-memory analytics.

E2 64 v3

E2-64 v3 instances are the latest generation of hyper-threaded memory optimized instances. E2-64 v3 instances are based on the 2.3 GHz Intel XEON® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor and can achieve 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. E2-64 v3 instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly pricing estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Instance Cores RAM Disk Low Priority
E64i v3 64 432.00 GiB 1,600 GiB ¥9.332/hour
( about ¥6,943.008/month )

Compute optimized: High CPU-to-memory ratio. Good for medium traffic web servers, network appliances, batch processes, and application servers.

Fv2 Series

The Fv2-series virtual machines support 2-GiB RAM and 8 GB of local temporary storage (SSD) per vCPU, and are optimized for compute intensive workloads. The F-series is hyper-threaded and based on the 2.7 GHz Intel Xeon® Platinum 8168 (SkyLake) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.7 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. These virtual machines are suitable for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics, and gaming.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly pricing estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Instances vCPU RAM Temporary Storage Low Priority
F2 v2 2 4.00 GiB 16 GiB ¥0.8664/hour
( about ¥644.6016/month )
F4 v2 4 8.00 GiB 32 GiB ¥1.7328/hour
( about ¥1,289.2032/month )
F8 v2 8 16.00 GiB 64 GiB ¥3.4656/hour
( about ¥2,578.4064/month )
F16 v2 16 32.00 GiB 128 GiB ¥6.9312/hour
( about ¥5,156.8128/month )
F32 v2 32 64.00 GiB 256 GiB ¥13.8624/hour
( about ¥10,313.6256/month )
F64 v2 64 128.00 GiB 512 GiB ¥27.7248/hour
( about ¥20,627.2512/month )
F72 v2 72 144.00 GiB 576 GiB ¥55.4496/hour
( about ¥41,254.5024/month )

Memory optimized: High memory-to-core ratio. Great for relational database servers, medium to large caches, and in-memory analytics.

E2 64 v3

E2-64 v3 instances are the latest generation of hyper-threaded memory optimized instances. E2-64 v3 instances are based on the 2.3 GHz Intel XEON® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor and can achieve 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. E2-64 v3 instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications.

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly pricing estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Instance Cores RAM Disk Low Priority
E64i v3 64 432.00 GiB 1,600 GiB ¥20.532/hour
( about ¥15,275.808/month )

Support & SLA

If you have any questions or need help, please visit Azure Support and select self-help service or any other method to contact us for support.

The Batch feature doesn’t offer a Service Level Agreement during the preview period. If you want to learn more about the details of our server level agreement, please visit the Service Level Agreement page.

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