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Overview

The automated execution of large computational processes (e.g., for mathematical calculations, video rendering, data analyses) normally poses several challenges: the temporary provision of sufficient compute capacity and distribution of the computation logic and associated data are difficult or impossible to implement in conventional IT. Azure Batch can handle these tasks, making the capabilities of batch processing available to every Azure user. The service provides the cluster environments required, distributes the calculation logic provided by EXE file or script, manages the execution, and releases the computational resources following completion so that only the required resources are billed.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 12/12/2014, Video, 0:11:46
    Mark tells Scott all about how to run compute intensive jobs at scale in the cloud.Areas covered in this video: Azure batch example scenarios View Azure batch service in the...
  2. 5/9/2018, Video, 0:20:55
    Manage your workloads, not the infrastructure. This session covers how to use Azure Batch to build cloud-native Big Compute and HPC solutions. Batch provides APIs for creating...
  3. 2/10/2017, Video, 1:12:08
    High Performance Computing (HPC) applications are some of the most challenging to run in the cloud due to requirements that include fast processors, low-latency networking,...
  4. 9/30/2016, Video, 0:58:50
    High performance computing (HPC) applications are some of the most challenging to run in the cloud due to requirements that can include fast processors, low-latency...
  5. 11/6/2017, Video, 0:14:10
    Dave Fellows joins Donovan Brown to chat about a new service called Azure Batch Rendering, which is built on the Azure Batch service to provide capabilities for rendering 3D...

Azure Batch News

6/22/2020, Service Updates
High-performance computing (HPC) organizations typically calculate cost projections five-to-six years for the typical lifespan of an on-premises HPC cluster.
6/16/2020, Service Updates
Azure Private Link for Azure Batch is now generally available in the West US 2, East US, South Central US, US Gov Virginia, and US Gov Arizona regions
6/15/2020, Service Updates
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Japan East region.
6/3/2020, Service Updates
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the West US 2 region.
4/26/2020, Azure Podcast
Evan Burness, a Principal Program Manager in the HPC team, gives us the inside scoop on various offerings in Azure for HPC workloads, details the various use-cases and provides valuable tips and...
The world of supercomputing is evolving. Work once limited to high-performance computing (HPC) on-premises clusters and traditional HPC scenarios, is now being performed at the edge, on-premises,...
3/18/2020, Service Updates
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Azure West Europe region
3/5/2020, Service Updates
NDv2 GPU VMs for high-end deep learning training and HPC workloads are going GA in East US, South Central US, and West Europe.
HPC-optimized virtual machines now available.
2/25/2020, Service Updates
We recommend moving your high performance computing (HPC) workloads to another HPC Virtual Machine size.
1/15/2020, Service Updates
Learn about the new or enhanced Azure Batch capabilities that were updated in the second half of 2019.