Posted On: Mar 25, 2022

Starting today, the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) free tier will include db.t3.micro and AWS Graviton2- based db.t4g.micro instances in all commercial regions. This provides you with more options in addition to the db.t2.micro instance in the current AWS Free Tier for new AWS customers.

Customers new to AWS in the past 12 months and who were in regions where db.t2.micro was not available can now create free tier db.t3.micro or db.t4g.micro instances for the remainder of their first 12 months. In addition, the latest generation of db.t3.micro and db.t4g.micro instances offers two vCPUs compared to one vCPU in db.t2.micro instances. With this announcement, new AWS customers can now gain hands-on experience with Amazon RDS using their choice of db.t2.micro, db.t3.micro, or db.t4g.micro instances for up to 750 hours monthly for 12 months. The Amazon RDS Free Tier includes 20 GB of General Purpose (SSD) Database Storage and 20 GB of storage for automated database backups and any user-initiated database Snapshots.

For more information about the AWS Free Tier, please visit the AWS Free Tier page. To get started using Amazon RDS, visit the Amazon RDS detail page.