Graphical representation of the new pricing model of SQL Azure:


I recently learned that information design has two golden rules:
1. Show the Data
2. Show Comparisons


So I thought that my in my recent post on new SQL Azure pricing model – I had displayed the data but I had not shown comparison in an effective way; so I am giving it a shot here:

SQL Azure pricing model 2012Off – Topic Fun fact: Do you use spark-lines while creating your SQL server reporting services reports? If you do, Thank Edward Tufte because he invented it.

Spark lines:

SSRS sparklines

That’s about it! Your feedback is welcome!

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5 thoughts on “Graphical representation of the new pricing model of SQL Azure:

  1. Mae

    Hi Paras Doshi,

    Thank you for making this article. Just a bit confused.
    Is my calculation correct?
    I started the day at .5G but then at the end of the day I had 4.5GB of data. So the peak size was 4.5G. Then I have 2 databases, I will be charged 51.98 + Data transfer charges

    Thanks in advance,

    • If the peak size was 4.5 GB – Then you’ll be charged price of 5 GB DB which is $26 per month and $26/30 for a day. Plus data transfer. And if you have two db’s then you’ll be charged $52 per month – $52/30 for that particular day.

      Remember that SQL Azure prices are charged “per day” and so whenever you see “per month” charge – you can convert it to “per day” charge by dividing it by 30.

      Does this solve your doubt? feel free to follow up.

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