Azure Analysis Services S9 pricing tier is missing

Binu Joseph (MINDTREE LIMITED) 0 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
2023-05-18T05:28:38.3466667+00:00

Hi ,

I had recently upgraded the pricing tier of my Azure analysis services from S9 to S9v2 to check the performance. Since S9v2 incurs more cost , i wanted to scale down back to S9.

But now the S9 pricing tier is not at all available in Azure portal under the Pricing Tier blade of the Analysis Services.

Is there any way to scale down from S9v2 to S9.

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  1. Bhargava-MSFT 28,956 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-05-22T20:12:52.2133333+00:00

    Hello Binu Joseph (MINDTREE LIMITED),

    We got a confirmation from my internal team that this is by design. S8 and S9 are being deprecated: Azure S8 and S9 Analysis Services SKUs retiring on 31 August 2023 | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure

    So, we don’t have it as an option in the Azure Portal because we are retiring that hardware offering to discourage the use of this hardware because it is very limited.

    You can still switch it back to S9 using PowerShell though: Set-AzAnalysisServicesServer (Az.AnalysisServices) | Microsoft Learn

    Customers should upgrade to S9v2 or move to Power BI Premium if they don’t want to pay the new S9v2 cost.

    I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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