improve cost calculator to include real storage costs
Currently the cost calculator only shows the costs for storage. However, there is a hidden cost which is only mentioned in one place in the documentation; a minimum throughput of 40 RU's per gigabyte in the database. This increases the storage costs about tenfold.
Unfortunately, this cost is not mentioned in any of the cost calculators that microsoft offers. This made our usage of cosmosdb unfeasible and cost us a few weeks of prototype development down the drain.
We have released a new capacity calculator for Cosmos DB that now includes this functionality.
Please feel free to check out.
Thanks for your suggestion and votes.
It still doesn't include the required RU's per GB of storage.