Storage Optimized tier in the Basic tier pricing range (L0)
For a small business with low traffic and data just over the 2GB limit of the Basic tier it´s really hard to justify to upgrade to standard tier for 3.3x more cost. The performance and scaling for Basic tier is more the enough but the 2GB limit is just to low.
It would be nice if you could introduce storage optimized layer(L0) for the lower end of the price range where performance and scaling is not important but the storage amount is more than 2GB.
Thank you for your feedback. We’re considering this for a future release of Azure Search.
Azure Search Product Team