Posted On: Nov 1, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports db.t3.micro instances in all commercial regions and the AWS GovCloud (US) 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.

The latest generation of db.t3.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 db.t3.micro instances on Express Edition 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.

Amazon RDS makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for SQL Server Pricing for up-to-date pricing of instances, storage, data transfer and regional availability.