Build Databases

for Free on AWS

Free offers and services you need to build, deploy, and run database applications in the cloud

Learn more about AWS Free Tier 

The AWS Free Tier let's users explore more than 100 products to start building on AWS, including offers that are always free, 12 months free, and shorter-term free trials.

Product Benefits

AWS provides the broadest selection of purpose-built databases allowing you to save, grow, and innovate faster.

Purpose Built

Choose from 15+ purpose-built database engines including relational, key-value, document, in-memory, graph, time series, wide column, and ledger databases.

Performance at Scale

Get relational databases that are 3-5X faster than popular alternatives, or non-relational databases that give you microsecond to sub-millisecond latency.

Fully Managed

AWS continuously monitors your clusters to keep your workloads running with self-healing storage and automated scaling, so that you can focus on application development.

Secure & Highly Available

AWS databases are built for business-critical, enterprise workloads, offering high availability, reliability, and security.

Free Product Offers

Build database solutions using these product offers from the AWS Free Tier.

Product
Description
Free Tier Offer Details
Product Pricing

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS is a managed relational database service for MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle BYOL, or SQL Server.

750 hours per month of db.t2.micro database usage (applicable database engines)

20 GB of general purpose (SSD) database storage

20 GB of storage for database backups and database snapshots

Amazon DynamoDB

A serverless database for applications that need high performance at any scale.

25 GB of storage

25 units of write capacity

25 units of read capacity (enough to handle up to 200 million requests per month)

Amazon Redshift

Fast, simple, cost-effective data warehousing.

750 DC2.Large node hours per month

2-month free trial

AWS Database Migration Service

Migrate databases with minimal downtime.

750 hours of Amazon DMS single Availability Zone dms.t2.micro instance usage

50 GB of included general purpose (SSD) storage

Amazon ElastiCache

Managed, in-memory data store services that make it easy to deploy, operate, and scale popular open source compatible in-memory data stores.

750 hours of cache.t2micro node usage

Learn more about AWS Databases

Browse through our collection of videos and tutorials to deepen your knowledge and experience with AWS

  • Videos
  • Tutorials
  • Videos
  • Understanding Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
    How Trimble Successfully Migrated Their Databases to the Cloud
    What is Amazon DynamoDB?
    AWS Databases: Break Free to Save, Grow, and Innovate Faster
  • Tutorials
  • 10-Minute Tutorials

    Start with these free and simple tutorials to explore AWS database services

    Create and Connect to a MySQL Database

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an environment to run your MySQL database (we call this environment an 'instance'), connect to the database, and delete the DB instance. We will do this using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and everything done in this tutorial is free-tier eligible.

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    Create and Query a NoSQL Table

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple table, add data, scan and query the data, delete data, and delete the table by using the DynamoDB console. DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database that supports both document and key-value store models. Its flexible data model, reliable performance, and auto scaling of throughput capacity make it a great fit for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and other applications. Everything in this tutorial is free-tier eligible.

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    Create and Connect to a Microsoft SQL Server Database

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Microsoft SQL Server database instance (we call this a 'DB instance'), connect to the database, and delete the DB instance. We will do this using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and everything in this tutorial is free tier eligible.

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    Create and Connect to a PostgreSQL Database

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an environment to run your MariaDB database (we call this environment an 'instance'), connect to the database, and delete the DB instance. We will do this using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and everything in this tutorial is free tier eligible.

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AWS Free Tier

The AWS Free Tier offers users an opportunity to explore products for free, with offers including products that are always free, free for 12 months, and short-term free trials.

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