Posted On: Nov 6, 2012

As part of our on-going commitment to drive down costs and pass on those savings to you, we are lowering prices for Amazon RDS for MySQL and Oracle engines by up to 14% for On-Demand usage. We are also lowering On-Demand usage prices for Amazon ElastiCache by up to 16%. These new prices are applicable to M1 DB Instance Classes and M1 Cache Node Types in the US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Regions.

The price reductions are effective starting November 1.

Along with these price reductions, we are also excited to announce availability of two new Instance Classes for Amazon RDS:

  1. Medium DB Instance Class (db.m1.medium) for the MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle database engines, in all regions. The Medium DB Instance Class fits between the Small and Large DB Instance Classes, and is ideal for workloads requiring more memory and compute capacity than that of a Small, and where a Large would be considered too powerful.
  2. Extra Large DB Instance Class (db.m1.xlarge) for the SQL Server and Oracle database engines, in all regions. This Instance Class provides 2X the memory and compute capacity of the Large Instance Class. The Extra Large Instance Class is also optimized for use with Amazon RDS Provisioned IOPS, making it ideal for I/O intensive, transactional (OLTP) database workloads.

Customers can purchase these two new DB Instances for On-Demand or Reserved Instance usage.

To learn more about the new Instance Classes and prices, please visit Amazon RDS and Amazon ElastiCache