Azure VM SQL licensing simulation

Dubois, Teddy 21 Reputation points


I would like to estimate the cost of the SQL service license on an Azure VM.
If I run a simulation in Pricing Calculator, the tool gives me €923.41 / $1000 per month for an Enterprise license. I have to give annual estimation. Do I have to multiply by 12 this ? it looks a lot for a 2 cores (DS2v2) server.

Thank you in advance,


SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines
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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 43,321 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Dubois, Teddy Yes, that's correct for an annual license you have to multiple by 12. however, in order to reduce the cost you can use hybrid benefit with BYOL (SQL image) you can use the Reserved Instance for the Same SKU. to reduce the VM cost.
    If you still find any difficulties in pricing/billing, If the issue is still not rectified, for more specialized assistance and insight on this kindly contact Azure Billing support, it's free, and it's the best choice for you to get a detailed guidance. Azure billing, and subscription management


    Additional: If you have purchased the license, then need to select Azure Hybrid benefit to get the discount. if you do not have the license, then they have to pay as per the pricing calculator

    Hope this helps!

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.


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