What is the cost for running adhoc KQL queries on Application Insights logs?

Prince Kumar Rastogi 31 Reputation points

We are planning to use Application Insights and trying to estimate cost.

I want to know if there is any cost involved on running KQL queries on Application Insights logs?

For example, if we have 5 team members and they run 200 adhoc KQL queries every month the total 1000 adhoc queries. these all may be distinct queries. how much it will cost?

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An Azure service that is used to collect, analyze, and act on telemetry data from Azure and on-premises environments.
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  1. Alistair Ross 7,106 Reputation points Microsoft Employee


    Application Insights
    Application Insights is billed based on the volume of telemetry data that your application sends and the number of web tests that you choose to run. The telemetry data is billed per Azure Log Analytics data ingestion rates.

    Log Analytics
    For Azure Monitor Log Analytics, you pay for data ingestion and data retention

    There are some costs if you utilize features such as alerts, or perform queries via automation solutions such as Logic Apps. But this is the cost of that using feature/ solution and not the query.

    TLDR: adhoc KQL queries are non-billable as pricing is related to data ingestion / retention



    Alistair Ross #MSFT

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  2. Leon Laude 85,716 Reputation points


    I suggest you contact the Azure billing support, it's free and they may be able to answer your question better.

    (Please don't forget to accept helpful replies as answer)

    Best regards,

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