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Learning Azure DocumentDB by Riccardo Becker

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Understanding the price model

This section provides a brief overview of how your bill is influenced by the way you use DocumentDB. There are a few factors that determine the pricing:

  • Having a DocumentDB account
  • Number of collections inside a database
  • Performance level
  • Capacity units

Account charges

When you set up a DocumentDB account, you will be billed immediately. An empty account with no databases and hence no collections will be charged for a single S1 collection, at around $25 per month. The reason that you are charged while not having any collections or documents is that Microsoft needs to reserve a DNS and authorization scope for the account.

Number of collections

Collections are billed by the hour. Having a collection for only 10 minutes will ...

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