On-Demand DB Instances (License Included)

Under the "License Included" service model, you do not need separately purchased Oracle licenses; the Oracle Database software has been licensed by AWS. "License Included" pricing is inclusive of software, underlying hardware resources, and Amazon RDS management capabilities.

On-Demand DB Instances for the License Included model let you pay for compute capacity by the hour your DB Instance runs with no long-term commitments. This frees you from the costs and complexities of planning, purchasing, and maintaining hardware and transforms what are commonly large fixed costs into much smaller variable costs.

Supported under this model: Standard Edition One (SE1), Standard Edition Two (SE2)

For both Single-AZ and Multi-AZ deployments, pricing is per DB instance-hour consumed, from the time a DB instance is launched until it is stopped or deleted. Partial DB instance-hours are billed in one-second increments with a 10 minute minimum charge following a billable status change such as creating, starting, or modifying the DB instance class.

  • SE2 (Single-AZ)
  • SE2 (Multi-AZ)
  • SE1 (Single-AZ)
  • SE1 (Multi-AZ)
  • SE2 (Single-AZ)
  • The pricing below applies to a DB Instance deployed in a Single Availability Zone.

  • SE2 (Multi-AZ)
  • When you run your DB Instance as a Multi-AZ deployment for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon RDS provisions and maintains a standby in a different Availability Zone for automatic failover in the event of a scheduled or unplanned outage. Learn more about Multi-AZ deployments.

  • SE1 (Single-AZ)
  • The pricing below applies to a DB Instance deployed in a Single Availability Zone.

  • SE1 (Multi-AZ)
  • When you run your DB Instance as a Multi-AZ deployment for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon RDS provisions and maintains a standby in a different Availability Zone for automatic failover in the event of a scheduled or unplanned outage. Learn more about Multi-AZ deployments.

T3 CPU Credits

Amazon RDS T3 DB instances run in Unlimited mode, which means that you will be charged if your average CPU utilization over a rolling 24-hour period exceeds the baseline of the instance. CPU Credits are charged at $0.075 per vCPU-Hour. The CPU Credit pricing is the same for all T3 instance sizes across all regions and is not covered by Reserved Instances.

On-Demand DB Instances (Bring Your Own License)

Under the Bring Your Own License (“BYOL”) model, you can run Amazon RDS using your existing Oracle Database software licenses. You can also purchase Oracle Database 11g or 12c licenses directly from Oracle and run them on Amazon RDS.

To run a DB Instance under the BYOL model, you must have the appropriate Oracle Database license (with Software Update License & Support) for the DB Instance class and Oracle Database edition you wish to run. You must also follow Oracle's policies for licensing Oracle Database software in the cloud computing environment. DB Instances reside in the Amazon EC2 environment, and Oracle's licensing policy for Amazon EC2 is located here.

On-Demand DB Instances for the BYOL model also let you pay for compute capacity by the hour your DB Instance runs with no long-term commitments.

Supported under this model: Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition Two, Standard Edition, Standard Edition One. Charges do not vary by edition for BYOL Amazon RDS pricing.

  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • The pricing below applies to a DB Instance deployed in a Single Availability Zone.

  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • When you run your DB Instance as a Multi-AZ deployment for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon RDS provisions and maintains a standby in a different Availability Zone for automatic failover in the event of a scheduled or unplanned outage. Learn more about Multi-AZ deployments.

T3 CPU Credits

Amazon RDS T3 DB instances run in Unlimited mode, which means that you will be charged if your average CPU utilization over a rolling 24-hour period exceeds the baseline of the instance. CPU Credits are charged at $0.075 per vCPU-Hour. The CPU Credit pricing is the same for all T3 instance sizes across all regions and is not covered by Reserved Instances.

Reserved Instances (License Included)

Amazon RDS Reserved Instances give you the option to reserve a DB instance for a one or three year term and in turn receive a significant discount compared to the On-Demand Instance pricing for the DB instance. Amazon RDS provides three RI payment options -- No Upfront, Partial Upfront, All Upfront -- that enable you to balance the amount you pay upfront with your effective hourly price.

Single-AZ DB Reserved Instances can be applied to a database instance in a single Availability Zone. Multi-AZ deployments have separate reservation options.

Please note that Reserved Instance prices don't cover storage or I/O costs. To learn more about features, payment options and rules, please visit our Reserved Instances page.

Supported under this model: Standard Edition One (SE1), Standard Edition Two (SE2)

  • SE2 (Single-AZ)
  • SE2 (Multi-AZ)
  • SE1 (Single-AZ)
  • SE1 (Multi-AZ)
  • SE2 (Single-AZ)
  • The pricing below applies to a DB Instance deployed in a Single Availability Zone.

  • SE2 (Multi-AZ)
  • When you run your DB Instance as a Multi-AZ deployment for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon RDS provisions and maintains a standby in a different Availability Zone for automatic failover in the event of a scheduled or unplanned outage. Learn more about Multi-AZ deployments.

  • SE1 (Single-AZ)
  • The pricing below applies to a DB Instance deployed in a Single Availability Zone.

  • SE1 (Multi-AZ)
  • When you run your DB Instance as a Multi-AZ deployment for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon RDS provisions and maintains a standby in a different Availability Zone for automatic failover in the event of a scheduled or unplanned outage. Learn more about Multi-AZ deployments.

*This is the average monthly payment over the course of the Reserved Instance term. For each month, the actual monthly payment will equal the actual number of hours in that month multiplied by the hourly usage rate. The hourly usage rate is equivalent to the total average monthly payments over the term of the Reserved Instance divided by the total number of hours (based on a 365 day year) over the term of the Reserved Instance.

**Effective hourly pricing is shown to help you calculate the amount of money that a Reserved Instance will save you over On-Demand pricing. When you purchase a Reserved Instance, you are billed for every hour during the entire Reserved Instance term that you select, regardless of whether the instance is running or not. The effective hourly price shows the amortized hourly cost of the instance (this takes the total cost of the Reserved Instance over the entire term, including any upfront payment, and spreads it out over each hour of the Reserved Instance term).

Reserved Instances (Bring Your Own License)

To run a DB Instance under the BYOL model, you must have the appropriate Oracle Database license (with Software Update License & Support) for the DB Instance class and Oracle Database edition you wish to run. You must also follow Oracle's policies for licensing Oracle Database software in the cloud computing environment. DB Instances reside in the Amazon EC2 environment, and is subject to Oracle's licensing policy for Amazon EC2.

You can make a low, one-time, up-front payment for each DB Instance you wish to reserve for a 1 or 3 year term. In return, you receive a significant discount off the ongoing hourly usage rate for the DB Instance(s) you reserve.

Amazon RDS Reserved Instances provide size flexibility for the Oracle database engine under the BYOL model. With size flexibility, your RI’s discounted rate will automatically apply to usage of any size in the same instance family (M5, T3, R5, etc.)

Please note that Reserved Instance prices don't cover storage or I/O costs. To learn more about features, payment options and rules, please visit our Reserved Instances page.

Supported under this model: Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition Two, Standard Edition, Standard Edition One. Charges do not vary by edition for BYOL Amazon RDS pricing.

  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment

*This is the average monthly payment over the course of the Reserved Instance term. For each month, the actual monthly payment will equal the actual number of hours in that month multiplied by the hourly usage rate. The hourly usage rate is equivalent to the total average monthly payments over the term of the Reserved Instance divided by the total number of hours (based on a 365 day year) over the term of the Reserved Instance.

**Effective hourly pricing is shown to help you calculate the amount of money that a Reserved Instance will save you over On-Demand pricing. When you purchase a Reserved Instance, you are billed for every hour during the entire Reserved Instance term that you select, regardless of whether the instance is running or not. The effective hourly price shows the amortized hourly cost of the instance (this takes the total cost of the Reserved Instance over the entire term, including any upfront payment, and spreads it out over each hour of the Reserved Instance term).

Database Storage

Your database storage charges will be the same whether you are running your Amazon RDS for Oracle DB Instance under the License Included model or the BYOL model.

General Purpose (SSD) Storage

Amazon RDS provides you the ability to select from 20 GiB to 64 TiB of associated General Purpose (SSD) storage capacity for your primary data set. With General Purpose (SSD), you will be charged for storage you provision. However, you will not be charged for the I/Os you consume.

  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • When you run your DB Instance as a Multi-AZ deployment for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon RDS provisions and maintains a standby in a different Availability Zone for automatic failover in the event of planned or unplanned outages. Learn more about Multi-AZ deployments.

Provisioned IOPS (SSD) Storage

Amazon RDS provides you the ability to specify or provision the I/O capacity your database needs. You can provision and scale from 1,000 IOPS to 80,000 IOPS and 100 GiB to 64 TiB of storage with the Oracle DB Engine. Note that maximum realized IOPS will vary by database workload. With Provisioned IOPS (SSD) storage, you will be charged for the throughput and storage you provision. However, you will not be charged for the I/Os you consume.

  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • When you run your DB Instance as a Multi-AZ deployment for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon RDS provisions and maintains a standby in a different Availability Zone for automatic failover in the event of planned or unplanned outages. Learn more about Multi-AZ deployments.

Magnetic Storage

Amazon RDS provides you the ability to select from 20 GiB to 3 TiB of associated Magnetic Storage capacity for your primary data set. Magnetic storage is supported for backward compatibility. We recommend that you use General Purpose SSD or Provisioned IOPS SSD for any new storage needs.

Your provisioned database storage charges will be the same whether you are running your Amazon RDS for Oracle DB Instance under the License Included model or the BYOL model.

  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • Single-AZ Deployment
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • When you run your DB Instance as a Multi-AZ deployment for enhanced data durability and availability, Amazon RDS provisions and maintains a standby in a different Availability Zone for automatic failover in the event of planned or unplanned outages. Learn more about Multi-AZ deployments.

    For Multi-AZ deployments, when you update your database, write I/O usage will double as Amazon RDS synchronously replicates your data to the standby DB instance. Read I/O usage will remain the same when reading from the database.

Backup Storage

Data Transfer

The pricing below is based on data transferred “in” and “out” of Amazon RDS.

  • Data transferred between Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2 Instances in the same Availability Zone is free.
  • Data transferred between Availability Zones for replication of Multi-AZ deployments is free.
  • Amazon RDS DB Instances outside VPC: For data transferred between an Amazon EC2 instance and Amazon RDS DB Instance in different Availability Zones of the same Region, there is no Data Transfer charge for traffic in or out of the Amazon RDS DB Instance. You are only charged for the Data Transfer in or out of the Amazon EC2 instance, and standard Amazon EC2 Regional Data Transfer charges apply ($.01 per GB in/out).
  • Amazon RDS DB Instances inside VPC: For data transferred between an Amazon EC2 instance and Amazon RDS DB Instance in different Availability Zones of the same Region, Amazon EC2 Regional Data Transfer charges apply on both sides of transfer.
  • DB Snapshot Copy is charged for the data transferred to copy the snapshot data across regions. Once the snapshot is copied, standard database snapshot charges will apply to store it in the destination region.
  • As part of AWS’s Free Usage Tier, new AWS customers will receive free 15 GB of data transfer out each month aggregated across all AWS services for one year.
  • Rate tiers take into account your aggregate Data Transfer Out usage across Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, AWS Storage Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon VPC.

Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of AWS is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.

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