With Amazon Elasticsearch Service, you pay only for what you use. There are no minimum fees or upfront commitments. You are charged for Amazon Elasticsearch instance hours, Amazon EBS storage (if you choose this option), and standard data transfer fees.
You can get started with our free tier, which provides free usage of up to 750 hours per month of a single-AZ t2.micro.elasticsearch or t2.small.elasticsearch instance and 10GB per month of optional Amazon EBS storage (Magnetic or General Purpose).
For EBS volumes, Amazon Elasticsearch Service allows you to choose the volume type. If you choose Provisioned IOPS (SSD) storage, you will be charged for the storage as well as the throughput you provision. However, you will not be charged for the I/Os you consume.
Amazon Elasticsearch Service allows your applications to transfer data in and out of your domain securely through Amazon IAM access policies. You will pay standard AWS data transfer charges for data transferred in and out of Amazon Elasticsearch Service. You will not be charged for data transfer between nodes within your Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain.
For customers in the AWS Free Usage Tier, Amazon Elasticsearch Service provides free usage of up to 750 hours per month of a single-AZ t2.micro.elasticsearch or t2.small.easticsearch instance and 10GB per month of optional EBS storage (Magnetic or General Purpose). If you exceed the free tier usage limits, you will be charged the Amazon Elasticsearch Service rates for the additional resources you use. See offer terms for more details.
Amazon Elasticsearch Service allows you to add data durability through automated and manual snapshots of your cluster. Amazon Elasticsearch Service provides storage space for automated snapshots free of charge for each Amazon Elasticsearch domain. Automated snapshots are retained for a period of 14 days. Manual snapshots are charged according to Amazon S3 storage rates. Data transfer for using the snapshots is free of charge.