We are excited to announce the availability of Micro instances for Amazon RDS for the MySQL database engine. Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Customers have asked us for a lower priced instance type that could satisfy the needs of their less demanding applications. The micro RDS instance allows you to run a fully-featured relational database, starting at just $19 a month ($0.025 an hour). Micro RDS instances also support Multi-AZ deployments and Read Replicas.
The t1.micro RDS instance is designed for lower traffic web applications, test applications and small projects. Micro DB instances provide a small amount of consistent CPU resources, and also allow you to burst CPU capacity when additional cycles are available. The Micro DB instance type is available now in all AWS Regions. See the RDS pricing page for more information on the On Demand and Reserved Instance pricing.