Pricing of SQL database

Preston, Kevin 20 Reputation points

I have a Azure student subscription. I was following the exercise from Microsoft (here). As I created a database, it provided estimated costs. I am only going to use it temporarily and with extremely low amounts of data and extremely low usage (me only). Is this ($320.02 - see image below) the minimum? Or is this based on averages from other users (e.g. companies with heavy use). I don't have $320 to spend. Anything to help clarify this pricing scheme. For example what is 'per vCore'?

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  1. Alberto Morillo 33,421 Reputation points MVP

    Choose the Development workload when creating the Azure SQL Database. Follow the steps outlined on this article. That will take you to select a Serverless database with very low pricing as it gets auto paused when the database is not in use.

    You can also choose to create a Basic DTU-Model database by following these steps. This will subtract 5 dollars only from the 150 dollars credit of your student subscription.

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