Azure resources and cost: need to understand resource estimated cost vs forecasted cost

Michelle Montgomery 0 Reputation points

I have a single Azure SQL database with minimal usage (just me and one other person - we are basically in testing mode). When I created the resource initially, I chose "vCore General Purpose" because it said 'most budget friendly'. But in Cost Management, I saw the forecasted monthly cost was over $600. So I changed it to "Basic" and the estimated monthly cost is $4.90 / month. The database has been set up for 3 days now, and still shows a forecasted amount of over $500. I had a similar setup last year and was only charged about $100 month. But I can't seem to get the same thing now

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Azure Cost Management
A Microsoft offering that enables tracking of cloud usage and expenditures for Azure and other cloud providers.
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  1. AirGordon 7,030 Reputation points

    Cost management forecasts aren't always the most intelligent. Past behaviour being the indicator of future spend. For all it knows you might be constantly toggling SKU's throughout the month.

    I suggest switching to the daily view, and you'll get an accurate view of the accrued cost - you'll just have to ignore the forecast for the month.

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