Sitecore 9.2 PaaS On Azure: A Hosting Price Breakdown

In-Depth Look At All Sizes

Fresh Look At Sitecore 9.2 On Azure PaaS

With the release of Sitecore 9.2 and the new infrastructure required for Cortex and Identity services (originally in 9.1), it seems like an excellent time to review the base-costs of spinning up Sitecore PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) on Azure.

The default resource-sizing for Sitecore 9.2 has also been updated, so that’s an important piece to capture. It’s quite different from when we original went through this Azure pricing exercise on 9.0.

Ground Rules

To level set, let’s review exactly what we’ll cover in this post:

  • Bottom-line Azure reference pricing for Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large SKUs
  • Detailed breakdown of all resources
  • American (USD) and Canadian (CDN) pricing
  • There will be other costs in an Azure environment such of a log storing, secondary storage, back-ups, traffic which are not included here.
  • Azure Search only, no Solr Search Stax pricing is included here. (With the detailed breakdown that should be easy math)
  • Traffic / performance estimates have been provided by Sitecore
  • Pricing is based on US East Region

Hopefully this helps more organization explore Sitecore PaaS on Azure by helping them get over the hump, remove some uncertainty and give them confidence for where their expectations should start, cost-wise..

This sizing is based on Sitecore 9.2 topologies and Sitecore ARM templates provided by Sitecore.

Sitecore 9.2 Azure Pricing Overview

This is the per-month pricing of each SKU based on (365 / 12) days in a month.

SKU USD/Month CAD/Month
Sitecore 9.2: Extra Small $1,393.57 USD $1,701.34 CAD
Sitecore 9.2: Small $1,598.55 USD $1,951.00 CAD
Sitecore 9.2: Medium $2,824.15 USD $3,443.12 CAD
Sitecore 9.2: Large $5,588.59 USD $6,805.64 CAD
Sitecore 9.2: Extra Large $9,381.16 USD $11,423.33 CAD

Below find the detailed breakdown the resources per month for each SKU.


Sitecore 9.2 SKU: Extra Small Pricing

Visits per month: 0 to 100,000

Component Resource USD/month CAD/month
Azure Web App Service More Info
Identity Server 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Content Management Server 1 x S3 $292.00 $355.51
Content Delivery Server 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
xDB Processing Service 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Cortex Processing Service 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
xDB Reporting Service 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Marketing Operations 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Marketing Automation Reporting
xConnect Collection Search
xConnect Collection 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
xConnect Reference Data
SQL Azure More Info
Core Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Master Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Web Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Reporting Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Pools Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Engine Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Storage Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Forms Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
EXM Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Marketing Automation Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Reference Data Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Shard Map Management 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Shard 0/1 databases 2 x S0 $29.49 $35.92
Messaging database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Azure Search More Info
Search 1 x S1 $245.28 $298.57
Redis Cache More Info
Session State 1 x C1 $50.37 $64.97
Application Insights More Info
Monitoring, Sitecore Logging 3 x Basic $2.30/GB $2.80/GB

Extra Small - Price USD: $1,393.57/month

Extra Small - Price CAD: $1,701.34/month


Sitecore 9.2 SKU: Small Pricing

Visits per month: 100,000 to 200,000

Component Resource USD/month CAD/month
Azure Web App Service More Info
Identity Server 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Content Management Server 1 x S3 $292.00 $355.51
Content Delivery Server 2 x S2 $292.00 $356.24
xDB Processing Service 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Cortex Processing Service 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
xDB Reporting Service 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Marketing Operations 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Marketing Automation Reporting
xConnect Collection Search
xConnect Collection 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
xConnect Reference Data
SQL Azure More Info
Core Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Master Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Web Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Reporting Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Pools Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Engine Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Storage Tasks Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Forms Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
EXM Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Marketing Automation Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Reference Data Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Shard Map Management 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Shard 0/1 databases 2 x S1 $58.98 $71.69
Messaging database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Azure Search More Info
Search 1 x S1 $245.28 $298.57
Redis Cache More Info
Session State 1 x C1 $50.37 $64.97
Application Insights More Info
Monitoring, Sitecore Logging 3 x Basic $2.30/GB $2.80/GB

Small - Price USD: $1,598.55/month

Small - Price CAD: $1,951.00/month


Sitecore 9.2 SKU: Medium Pricing

Visits per month: 200,000 to 1,000,000

Component Resource USD/month CAD/month
Azure Web App Service More Info
Identity Server 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Content Management Server 1 x S3 $292.00 $355.51
Content Delivery Server 3 x S2 $438.00 $534.36
xDB Processing Service 1 x S1 $73.00 $89.06
Cortex Processing Service 1 x S3 $292.00 $355.51
xDB Reporting Service 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
Marketing Operations 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
Marketing Automation Reporting
xConnect Collection Search
xConnect Collection 1 x S3 $292.00 $355.51
xConnect Reference Data
SQL Azure More Info
Core Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Master Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Web Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Reporting Database 1 x S2 $73.66 $89.57
Pools Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Engine Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Storage Tasks Database 1 x S2 $73.66 $89.57
Forms Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
EXM Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Marketing Automation Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Reference Data Database 1 x S2 $73.66 $89.57
Shard Map Management 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Shard 0/1 databases 2 x S2 $147.31 $179.14
Messaging database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Azure Search More Info
Search 2 x S1 $490.56 $597.14
Redis Cache More Info
Session State 1 x C1 $50.37 $64.97
Application Insights More Info
Monitoring, Sitecore Logging 3 x Basic $2.30/GB $2.80/GB

Medium - Price USD: $2,824.15/month

Medium - Price CAD: $3,443.12/month


Sitecore 9.2 SKU: Large Pricing

Visits per month: 1,000,000 to 5,000,000

Component Resource USD/month CAD/month
Azure Web App Service More Info
Identity Server 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
Content Management Server 1 x S3 $292.00 $355.51
Content Delivery Server 4 x S3 $1,168.00 $1,422.04
xDB Processing Service 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
Cortex Processing Service 2 x S3 $584.00 $711.02
xDB Reporting Service 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
Marketing Operations 1 x S3 $292.00 $355.51
Marketing Automation Reporting
xConnect Collection Search
xConnect Collection 2 x S3 $584.00 $711.02
xConnect Reference Data
SQL Azure More Info
Core Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Master Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Web Database 1 x S2 $73.66 $89.57
Reporting Database 1 x S2 $73.66 $89.57
Pools Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Engine Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Storage Tasks Database 1 x S3 $147.24 $179.00
Forms Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
EXM Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Marketing Automation Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Reference Data Database 1 x S3 $147.24 $179.00
Shard Map Management 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Shard 0/1 databases 2 x P1 $912.65 $1,1091.60
Messaging database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Azure Search More Info
Search 3 x S1 $735.84 $895.71
Redis Cache More Info
Session State 1 x C1 $50.37 $64.97
Application Insights More Info
Monitoring, Sitecore Logging 4 x Enterprise $2.30/GB $2.80/GB

Large - Price USD: $5,588.59/month

Large - Price CAD: $6,805.64/month


Sitecore 9.2 SKU: Extra Large Pricing

Visits per month: 5,000,000 to 10,000,000

Component Resource USD/month CAD/month
Azure Web App Service More Info
Identity Server 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
Content Management Server 1 x S3 $292.00 $355.51
Content Delivery Server 8 x S3 $2,336.00 $2,844.08
xDB Processing Service 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
Cortex Processing Service 4 x S3 $1,168.00 $1,422.04
xDB Reporting Service 1 x S2 $146.00 $178.12
Marketing Operations 2 x S3 $584.00 $711.02
Marketing Automation Reporting
xConnect Collection Search
xConnect Collection 4 x S3 $1,168.00 $1,422.04
xConnect Reference Data
SQL Azure More Info
Core Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Master Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Web Database 1 x S3 $147.24 $179.00
Reporting Database 1 x S3 $147.24 $179.00
Pools Database 1 x S2 $73.66 $89.57
Tasks Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Cortex Processing Engine Tasks Database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Cortex Processing Storage Tasks Database 1 x S3 $147.24 $179.00
Forms Database 1 x S2 $73.66 $89.57
EXM Database 1 x S2 $73.66 $89.57
Marketing Automation Database 1 x S1 $29.49 $35.84
Reference Data Database 1 x S3 $147.24 $179.00
Shard Map Management 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Shard 0/1 databases 2 x P2 $1,825.00 $2,219.05
Messaging database 1 x S0 $14.75 $17.96
Azure Search More Info
Search 3 x S1 $735.84 $895.71
Redis Cache More Info
Session State 1 x C2 $81.76 $105.12
Application Insights More Info
Monitoring, Sitecore Logging 4 x Enterprise $2.30/GB $2.80/GB

Extra Large - Price USD: $9,381.16/month

Extra Large - Price CAD: $11,423.33/month


Conclusion

With this data, hopefully you feel more emboldened when deploying Sitecore on Azure. If you’re looking for more in-depth best practices, deployment help, scaling info, right-sizing your environments, optimizing spend - all that good stuff - please reach out to us at [email protected] or you can find me on LinkedIn, Twitter or Sitecore Slack (dancruickshank) and say hello.

Thanks for reading!

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