New Application Insights pricing model is now in effect RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • All Application Insights resources are now in the new pricing model that was announced last November.

    The new model replaces the tiered model in effect during Application Insights preview (Free/Standard/Premium tiers) with a simpler model with two pricing plans, Basic and Enterprise.

    In the Basic plan you pay based on the volume of telemetry your application sends, with a 1 GB free allowance per month. This free data allowance gives you a great way to try out Application Insights as you get started, and it also allows you to use Application Insights for free for development and some low-volume situations. Recommendation: it is easiest and most cost effective for most situations to use the Basic plan unless you need to use the Connector for OMS Log Analytics.

    In the Enterprise pricing option, you pay for the number of nodes that host your application, and you get a daily allowance of data per node. Additional data beyond the daily allowance is charged per GB. A “node” is a server or Platform-as-a-Service instance that runs your application, and from which we receive telemetry. The Enterprise plan also includes access to Continuous Export and the Connector for OMS Log Analytics.  Continuous Export is also available in the Basic plan, but for an additional charge per GB of ingested data.

    With both plans, Multi-step web tests are now a pay-as-you-go feature, while simple ping tests remain free.

    If your Application Insights resource was in the Free pricing tier prior to the transition to the new pricing model, it may have had its multi-step web tests disabled and a daily data volume cap applied upon the transition to ensure that you are not changed without your consent. To get the full value out of Application Insights, you can re-enable these in the Azure portal.

    To understand the effect of this new pricing model on your Application Insights resources, you can open the Features + pricing page in the Azure portal for each resource to view estimates of the costs for each plan. From here you can learn more about the data volume being received by Application Insights from your app on the Data volume management page. This page also has information on how you can reduce the data volume of telemetry using techniques such as sampling.

    If you have any questions about this new model, feel free to ask them in the forum or contact me directly.

    Thank you

    Dale Koetke

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:09 PM

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  • I only see Application Insights available in 4 data centers, not WestUS where we operate.  Are there any charges specific to cross data center communications related to using Application Insights in one data center from applications running in a different data center?
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:41 PM
  • Hi Mikael,

    As long as your Azure workload sending Application Insights telemetry is in the same region as your Application Insights resource, there is no charge for the outbound data to Application Insights. Zones are defined on the Azure bandwidth pricing page.



    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:21 PM