SQL Data Warehouse

Elastic data warehouse as a service with enterprise-class features

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Azure SQL data Warehouse lets you quickly implement a high-performance, globally available, and secure cloud data warehouse. You can independently scale compute and storage, while pausing and resuming your data warehouse within minutes through a massively parallel processing architecture designed for the cloud. Seamlessly create your hub for analytics along with native connectivity with data integration and visualization services, all while using your existing SQL and BI skills.

SQL Data Warehouse offers guaranteed 99.9 percent availability, regulatory compliance, built-in advanced security features, and data sovereignty across more than 30 regions so you can build a data warehouse that meets your business needs. SQL Data Warehouse adapts to your workload using intelligent caching to accelerate data access and query performance to handle the most demanding data warehousing workloads. Azure SQL Data Warehouse is available in 2 Compute Optimized SKUs: Gen1 and Gen2.

Pricing Details

Includes adaptive caching to deliver enhanced performance for workloads with consistent compute requirements. Designed for intensive workloads with higher query performance and compute scalability needs.

Compute Optimized Gen2

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly pricing estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Service Level cDWU Pricing
DW100c 100 ¥ 8.05/hour (about ¥5,989.2/month)
DW200c 200 ¥ 16.1/hour (about ¥11,978.4/month)
DW300c 300 ¥ 24.15/hour (about ¥17,967.6/month)
DW400c 400 ¥ 32.2/hour (about ¥23,956.8/month)
DW500c 500 ¥ 40.25/hour (about ¥29,946.0/month)
DW1000c 1000 ¥ 80.5/hour (about ¥59,892/month)
DW1500c 1500 ¥ 120.75/hour (about ¥89,838/month)
DW2000c 2000 ¥ 161/hour (about ¥119,784/month)
DW2500c 2500 ¥ 201.25/hour (about ¥149,730/month)
DW3000c 3000 ¥ 241.5/hour (about ¥179,676/month)
DW5000c 5000 ¥ 402.5/hour (about ¥299,460/month)
DW6,000c 6,000 ¥ 483/hour (about ¥359,352/month)
DW7500c 7500 ¥ 603.75/hour (about ¥449,190/month)
DW10000c 10000 ¥ 805/hour (about ¥598,920/month)
DW15000c 15000 ¥ 1,207.5/hour (about ¥898,380/month)
DW30,000c 30,000 ¥ 2,415/hour (about ¥1,796,760/month)

Separates compute and storage for independent, elastic sizing of resources. Designed for frequent scaling operations to manage compute spend and cloud “burst” scenarios. Offers lowest starting scale point.

Compute Optimized Gen1

*The following prices are tax-inclusive.

*Monthly pricing estimates are based on 744 hours of usage per month.
Service Level DWU Pricing
DW 100 100 ¥8.05/hour (about ¥5,989.2/month)
DW 200 200 ¥16.1/hour (about ¥11,978.4/month)
DW 300 300 ¥24.15/hour (about ¥17,967.6/month)
DW 400 400 ¥32.2/hour (about ¥23,956.8/month)
DW 500 500 ¥40.25/hour (about ¥29,946.0/month)
DW 600 600 ¥48.3/hour (about ¥35,935.2/month)
DW 1,000 1,000 ¥80.5/hour (about ¥59,892.0/month)
DW 1200 1200 ¥96.6/hour (about ¥71,870.4/month)
DW 1500 1500 ¥120.75/hour (about ¥89,838.0/month)
DW 2000 2000 ¥161/hour (about ¥119,784.0/month)
DW 3000 3000 ¥241.5/hour (about ¥179,676.0/month)
DW 6000 6000 ¥483/hour (about ¥359,352.0/month)

*Standard outbound data transfers charges apply.


Storage pricing below reflects general availability pricing.

Data Storage and Snapshots

Data storage service is charged at the rate of Azure Premium Storage i.e. ¥906.29/1TB/month (¥1.22/1TB/hour). Data storage service covers data warehouse storage and 7 days of incremental snapshot storage.

Note: Storage transactions are free of charge. In other words, you only need to pay for the data storage service, and no transaction fees are needed.

Geo-Redundant Disaster Recovery

Data warehouse can be copied into Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS) for disaster recovery. Storage for Geo-Redundant copies will be charged based on the rate of the Azure standard disk RA-GRS rate of ¥1.056/GB/month.


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  • When I create a data warehouse, am I charged immediately?

    Yes, once the data warehouse is created, you will be billed hourly for compute and storage. Compute is billed at ¥ 5,989.2/100 DWUs/month, unless the data warehouse is paused. Storage is billed at ¥906.29/1 TB/month.

  • When I pause my data warehouse, what am I charged for?

    ausing the data warehouse pauses compute. If your data warehouse was paused for the entire hour, you will not be charged compute during that hour. If your data warehouse was active and then changed to pause during the hour, then you will be charged for that hour of compute. When your data warehouse is paused, you will be charged for storage that includes data warehouse files, 7-days' worth of incremental backups, and geo redundant copy, if opted in. To learn more, please refer to the documentation.

  • How are compute and data storage billed?

    Compute and storage are billed separately to make it easier for you to see the level of compute resources consumed. Compute usage is charged on an hourly basis. For example, if your data warehouse is active for 12 hours in a month, you will only be billed for the 12 hours that your data warehouse existed. If your data warehouse exists for only 30 minutes in a month, you will be billed for 1 hour.

  • What does my data storage bill look like?

    Your data storage charge is inclusive of the size of your primary database, plus 7 days of incremental snapshots. Charges are rounded to the nearest TB. For example, if your data warehouse is 1.5 TB and you have 100 GB of snapshots, you will be billed for 2 TB of data at a rate of ¥906.29/1 TB/month.

  • What do I do if I need more than 1 TB of storage?

    Storage is sold in 1 TB allocations. If you grow beyond 1 TB of storage, your storage account will automatically grow to 2 TBs.

  • Can I opt-out of snapshots?

    You cannot opt out of snapshots, as this capability provides your data warehouse with data loss and corruption protection.

  • What does my storage bill look like if I opt into geo-redundant disaster recovery?

    Your data warehouse is copied to geo-redundant storage for disaster recovery. Storage for geo-redundant copies is billed at Azure Standard Disk read-access geo-redundant storage of ¥1.056/GB/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.

We promise client-side operations performed in SQL Data Warehouse will be successful at least 99.9% of time. To learn more about the details of our Service Level Agreement, please visit the Service Level Agreements page.