Azure Synapse Spark pool pricing

Minh NGUYEN 126 Reputation points
2020-12-01T17:15:32.097+00:00

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When creating a Spark pool in Azure Synapse, the pricing is per hour. Is it real time hour (include idling hours) or just computing hour (when the cores actually run)?

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Azure Synapse Analytics
An Azure analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics. Previously known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 82,671 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-12-02T07:10:23.853+00:00

    Hello @Minh NGUYEN ,

    Billing for Spark instances is prorated per minute, whether you are using them or not. Be sure to shutdown your Spark instance after you have finished using it, or set a short timeout.

    As Spark pools are a provisioned service, you pay for the resources provisioned, and these can be automatically started up and paused when the Spark pool is in use. This can be controlled per Spark pool via the two configurations Auto-pause and Scale.

    A Spark pool can be auto-paused, resumed, and scaled.

    Note: Make sure you enable the Auto-Pause settings. It will save you a lot of money. Your cluster will turn off after the configured Idle minutes.

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    Enabled Auto-Pause setting in Additional settings:

    Enabling Auto-Pause settings. It will save you a lot of money. Your (Minimum number of nodes) cluster will turn off after the configured Idle minutes.

    Disable Auto-Pause setting in Additional settings:

    Disabling the Auto-Pause settings. It will not save you a lot of money. Your (Minimum number of nodes) cluster will be running all time until you delete the spark pool.

    Refer: Quickstart: Create a new serverless Apache Spark pool using the Azure portal and Automatically scale Azure Synapse Analytics Apache Spark pools

    Hope this helps. Do let us know if you any further queries.

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  1. saurabh 351 Reputation points
    2021-07-15T17:28:49.487+00:00

    Hi @PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT

    Once the spark pool is paused, can it still incur any kind of charge ?

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