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AWS Price Reduction – SQL Server Standard Edition on EC2
I’m happy to be able to announce the 62nd AWS price reduction, this one for Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition on EC2.
Many enterprise workloads run on Microsoft Windows, primarily on-premises or in corporate data centers. We believe that AWS is the best place to build, deploy, scale, and manage Windows applications due to the breadth of services that we provide, backed up by our global reach and our partner ecosystem. Customers like Adobe, Pitney Bowes, and DeVry University have all moved core production Windows Server workloads to AWS. Their applications run the gamut from SharePoint sites to custom .NET applications and SAP, and frequently use SQL Server.
Microsoft SQL Server on AWS runs on an EC2 Windows instance and can support your application development and migration efforts. It gives you control over every setting, just as you would have if you were running your relational database on-premises, with support for 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Today we are reducing the On-Demand and Reserved Instance prices for Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition on EC2 running on R4, M4, I3, and X1 instances by up to 52%, depending on instance type, size, and region. You can build and run enterprise-scale applications, massively scalable websites. and mobile applications even more cost-effectively than before.
Here are the largest price reductions for each region and instance type:
|US East (N. Virginia)||-51%||-29%||-50%||-52%|
|US East (Ohio)||-51%||-29%||-50%||-52%|
|US West (Oregon)||-51%||-29%||-50%||-52%|
|US West (N. California)||-51%||-30%||-50%|
|South America (São Paulo)||-49%||-30%||-48%|
|Asia Pacific (Singapore)||-51%||-31%||-50%||-50%|
|Asia Pacific (Sydney)||-51%||-30%||-50%||-50%|
|Asia Pacific (Tokyo)||-51%||-29%||-50%||-50%|
|Asia Pacific (Seoul)||-51%||-31%||-50%||-50%|
|Asia Pacific (Mumbai)||-51%||-33%||-50%||-50%|
The new, lower prices for On-Demand instances are in effect as of July 1, 2017. The new pricing for Reserved Instances is in effect today.