2021-01-27T12:01:51Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB?

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AbhishekSingh11 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Solutions Architect at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
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2022-10-11T12:04:14Z
Oct 11, 2022

The RU's use case determines our license fees. It fluctuates based on how many RUs we have. It's not a fixed-line.

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SaurabhSingh1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Sales Architect at Softline
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2022-07-05T06:29:00Z
Jul 5, 2022

Azure is a pay as you go subscription. Each month you utilize the solution and at the end of the month, based upon your utilization, you will get a report and invoice. It depends on the architecture and the services being used, how they are deployed and what the stories are. It is variable.

KG
Sr. Engineer at ericsson
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2022-05-29T13:17:00Z
May 29, 2022

The cost very much depends on the task and on how much data is being processed and transferred.

Fernando Furtado - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solution Architect at FCamara
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2022-04-04T15:02:20Z
Apr 4, 2022

The price of Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB could be a bit lower.

SK
Solution Architect at Thoughtworks
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2022-02-18T15:09:18Z
Feb 18, 2022

Cosmos DB is a PaaS, so there are no upfront costs for infrastructure. There are only subscriptions you pay for Azure and things like that. But it's a PaaS, so it's a subscription service. The license isn't perpetual, and the cost might seem expensive on its face, but you have to look at the upkeep for infrastructure and what you're saving.

Lakshman Nimmakayala - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Cloud Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2021-07-26T09:38:30Z
Jul 26, 2021

For the cloud, we don't pay for the license, but for the on-prem versions, we do pay.

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KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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2021-04-09T17:07:00Z
Apr 9, 2021

There is a licensing fee.

KS
Associate Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2021-01-27T12:01:51Z
Jan 27, 2021

Cosmos should be cheaper. We actually intend to stop using it in the near future because the price is too high — and because of the stability issues.

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We have a lot of use cases like for the web API backend where we have most of the processing jobs. It supports mobile, browser, and tablet. We have a single face application that interacts with the users and customers. It's backend and frontend architecture. For middleware, we use Kafka integration. We have PowerBI for reporting.
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it_user1337856 - PeerSpot reviewer
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The query is a little complex. SQL server should have more options. But the query should be better. The setup takes a bit of time but once it's done, it goes well. Backend developers need a bit of time to do the setup.
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We should have more freedom to tweak it and make our own queries for non-traditional use-cases.
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