SQL Azure got a new pricing model!

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Summary First:
1. New 100 MB Database Option
2. Significant Price reduction for Database sizes greater than 1 GB!
3. Note the Changes in Billing increments

The new pricing model is:

Database Size Price Per Database Per Month
0 to 100 MB (Web) Flat $5.00
Greater than 100 MB to 1 GB (Web) Flat $9.99
Greater than 1 GB to 10 GB (Web/Business) $9.99 for first GB, $4.00 for each additional GB
Greater than 10 GB to 50 GB (Business) $45.99 for first 10 GB, $2.00 for each additional GB
Great than 50 GB to 150 GB (Business) $125.99 for first 50 GB, $1.00 for each additional GB

Previous pricing model was:

Database Size Price Per Database Per Month
0 to 1 GB (Web) $9.99
Greater than 1 GB to 5 GB (Web) $49.95
Greater than 1 GB to 10 GB (Business) $99.99
Greater than 10 GB to 50 GB (Business) $99.99 for first 10 GB, $99.99 for each increment of 10 GB
Greater than 50 GB to 150 GB (Business) No Charge

FYI: Max DB size of Web Edition: 5 GB; Business Edition: 150 GB.

News source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/02/14/announcing-reduced-pricing-on-sql-azure-and-new-100mb-database-option.aspx

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