Azure SDK Storage Pricing
Azure SDK Storage
Windows Azure Storage Need persistent and durable storage in the cloud? Windows Azure is a perfect fit. Windows Azure gives you four core storage services that are secure, scalable and easy to access.
Binary Large Object (BLOB) Service, the simplest way to store text or binary data with Windows Azure.
Table Service is better for large amounts of data that need additional structure, which works exceptionally well with applications that need to work with data in a very detailed manner via queries.
Queue Service for reliable, persistent messaging between Web and Worker role instances.
Windows Azure Drive allows Windows Azure applications to mount a Page Blob, which is a single volume NTFS VHD. This allows applications to upload/download VHDs via blob.
Fault-tolerance and CDN built in All your content stored on Windows Azure is replicated three times. No matter which storage service you use, your data will be replicated on different fault domains thereby making it much more fault tolerant.
What’s more, the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) offers 1-click integration with our Storage services. The CDN dramatically boosts performance by automatically storing content near where it is most frequently accessed.
For more information about the REST API for the storage services, see Windows Azure Storage Services REST API Reference. For information about the managed API for the storage services, see Windows Azure Managed Library Reference.
REST and managed APIs You can use Window Azure storage services not just for your applications running on Windows Azure, but also with applications running on-premises or on a different cloud platform. Download the SDK to get both the REST API and a managed API for working with the storage services. Learn more about the REST API over at MSDN
Pricing and Metering Windows Azure Storage utilization is calculated based on your average usage during a billing period of blob, table, queue, and Windows Azure Drive storage. For example, if you consistently utilized 10GB of storage for the first half of the month and none for the second half of the month, you would be billed for your average usage of 5GB of storage.
For Windows Azure Drive storage, you will be billed only for the storage space used by the page blob and the read/write transactions to the page blob. You will not be charged for read transactions that utilize the local drive cache. Windows Azure Drive usage is billed at the same rates as standard Windows Azure Storage and is included in these totals on your bill. There will not be a separate line item for Windows Azure Drive on your bill.