2012-02-15

New Version of SQLAzure now on West Europe and New Pricing Model

New Version of SQLAzure now on West Europe

New version of SQL Azure Deployed to West Europe DATA Center and now it
Microsoft SQL Azure (RTM) - 11.0.1831.30   Jan 27 2012 23:11:55   Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation 

what's new in it?
Few things:
Few new T-SQL, and new pricing model as you can see here

Means less pay for DB in Azure and new option of paying to 100MB DB, you will create DB with size of 1 GB but if you use less then 100MB you will pay less.

From Azure site:


Database SizePrice Per Database Per Month
0 to 100 MBFlat $4.995
Greater than 100 MB to 1 GBFlat $9.99
Greater than 1 GB to 10 GB$9.99 for first GB, $3.996 for each additional GB
Greater than 10 GB to 50 GB$45.954 for first 10 GB, $1.998 for each additional GB
Great than 50 GB to 150 GB$125.874 for first 50 GB, $0.999 for each additional GB
good news indeed.