On-Demand DB Instances

On-Demand DB Instances let you pay for compute capacity by each 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.

RDS on VMware currently supports Single-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-hour increments following a billable status change such as creating, starting, or modifying the DB instance class. For example, when you run a DB instance for 30 minutes and then terminate the instance, you are billed for one DB instance-hour.

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • The pricing below applies to a DB Instance deployed in a custom Availability Zone.

  • PostgreSQL
  • The pricing below applies to a DB Instance deployed in a custom Availability Zone.

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • The pricing below applies to a DB Instance deployed in a custom Availability Zone. Customers using Microsoft SQL Server must provide their own media and license (on-premises customer provided license).

AWS PrivateLink

PrivateLink service is required in order to maintain connectivity between your on-premises VMware deployment and the Amazon RDS automated database administration layer. PrivateLink charges will apply separately.

Reserved Instances

Amazon RDS Reserved Instances give you the option to reserve a DB instance for a one year term and in turn receive a discount compared to the On-Demand Instance pricing for the DB instance. Amazon RDS on VMware RI payment options is All Upfront.

Amazon RDS Reserved Instances provide size flexibility for the database engine of your choice of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MS SQL. With size flexibility, your RI’s discounted rate will automatically apply to usage of any size in the same instance family (mv, rv, and cv.)

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.

You may designate database instances as Reserved Instance by calling to the Purchasing API or selecting the Reserved Instance option in the AWS console. When you designate a database instance as a Reserved Instance, you must designate a region, instance type and quantity for the applicable Reserved Instances. The Reserved Instances may only be used in the designated region. We may terminate the Reserved Instance pricing program at any time. In addition to being subject to Reserved Instance pricing, Reserved Instances are subject to all data transfer and other fees applicable under the AWS Customer Agreement or other agreement with us governing your use of our services.

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server

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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