Understanding Microsoft Purview Pricing


Ever since its official launch around October 2021, Microsoft Purview has been one of the more popular services in Azure, with a steady stream of new features expanding the product greatly beyond its base GA.

For those new to Purview, its a multi-faceted service which includes features such as meta-data catalogue/repository/search, deep scanning and classifications, security/policy features, data sharing, etc – you can see the full details here on MS Docs.

Like all services in Azure, there’s associated costs when using the service, and naturally Microsoft Purview is no different. If interested in reading the standard pricing model for Microsoft Purview it has been outlined here – and follows a similar layout to all Azure price models.

However – as a result of such a broad range of capabilities, its pricing model is one of the more difficult to understand!

Microsoft Purview Pricing Example Deck

To help take price understanding a few steps further, I’ve created a presentation deck which breaks down the pricing into more detailed sections, including the direct or indirect costs, the main key features, which are mandatory, and others which are optional.

The pricing model deck below outlines the how Microsoft Purview is priced in the following areas;

  • Indirect Costs
    • Storage, Event Hubs, Private Endpoints, SHIR VM’s, etc
  • Direct Costs
    • Elastic Data Map (CU)
    • Scanning and Classification (compute hours)
    • Advanced Resource Sets (compute hours)
    • Data Estate Insights – Report Generation and Consumption (compute hours)

You can download the Presentation Deck here.


OK, so there you have it, a quick summary and approach to the pricing model for Microsoft Purview.

By the way, if I’m missed something super obvious, or you think something needs to be changed, then ping me in the comments and I’ll check it out!

Adios for now… however as usual, and as I always say, review this yourself, as your own mileage may vary!

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