how list file in azure storage is calculated

Mimoune Djouallah 21 Reputation points

sorry new here to azure storage, I know listing files in an azure storage account is an operation that cost money, but not sure how it is calculated, does it depend on the number of files in the Bucket ?

for example let's say I have data for 1 GB, is it better to save it as 10 Files or 100 files, does calling List files operation will cost the same

Azure Storage Accounts
Azure Storage Accounts
Globally unique resources that provide access to data management services and serve as the parent namespace for the services.
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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 34,941 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Mimoune Djouallah Welcome to Microsoft Q&A, Thank you for posting your query!

    The below mentioned link will help you in calculating the price of Azure products along with their features available.


    For complete detailed information on Azure Files Pricing, See here

    An important article to read on the Azure Files billing models can be found here:

    Transactions are operations or requests against Azure Files to upload, download, or otherwise manipulate the contents of the file share. Every action taken on a file share translates to one or more transactions, and on standard shares that use the pay-as-you-go billing model, that translates to transaction costs. See here

    If the issue is still not rectified, for more specialized assistance on this I would recommend to contact Azure Billing team, it's free, and it's the best choice for you. They could provide provide their expert guidance on your scenario based on their experience. Thanks.

    Hope this helps!

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


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