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RDS & ElastiCache Updates – New Instance Types and Price Reductions

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon RDS, Price Reduction | | Comments

I’ve got good news for users of the Amazon Relational Database Service and ElastiCache. We’re reducing prices and adding more instance types.

RDS Price Reduction
We’ve reduced prices on RDS Database Instances by 8% to 14% in the US East (Northern Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Regions. Here are sample prices for standard deployment (single Availability Zone) MySQL Database Instances:

Database Instance Type New On Demand Price Old On Demand Price
Small $0.090/hour $0.105/hour
Large $0.365/hour $0.415/hour
Extra Large $0.730/hour $0.830/hour

These changes take effect November 1, 2012. Similar reductions have been made for Multi-AZ deployments; see the RDS pricing page for additional information.

ElastiCache Price Reduction
We’ve made similar reductions in the price of ElastiCache Cache Nodes in US East (Northern Virginia) and US West (Oregon). Here are sample prices for Cache Nodes:

Cache Node Instance Type New On Demand Price Old On Demand Price
Small $0.075/hour $0.090/hour
Large $0.310/hour $0.360/hour
Extra Large $0.620/hour $0.720/hour

Again, these changes take effect on November 1, 2012. See the ElastiCache pricing page for additional information.

New Instance Types
We are also adding support for additional instance types. Here’s what’s new:

  • You can now launch RDS Database Instances on Medium instances (3.75 GB of RAM) in all AWS Regions, using any of the supported database engines (MySQL, Oracle Database, and SQL Server). This instance type is larger than the existing Small, and smaller than the existing Large.
  • You can now launch RDS Database Instances running Oracle Database or SQL Server on Extra Large instances with 15 GB of RAM. This instance type is larger than the existing Large and smaller than the existing Double Extra Large.

I hope that you enjoy our new, lower prices and the additional flexibility that you get with the new instance types.

Jeff;