Amazon RDS Pricing and License Cost

Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada B
IT Solution Architect at SEARCHING
By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost. View full review »
Sivashankar Rajaram
AWS Cloud RDS Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Good amount of cost reduction in cloud but we need to have well defined monitoring rules to save cost even after hosted in cloud. You can scale-up and scale-down with minimal duration compare to on-prem DB Servers. Which add more cost benefits. We can BYOL (Bring Your Own License), if you already purchased for Microsoft SQL Server or for Oracle and use that during RDS launch. If you need to reduce licensing cost in database , we can migrate to 3 open source databases in AWS RDS : MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB. Amazon Aurora RDS , which is compatible to MySQL Engine and PostgreSQL Engine can be used to get most benefit of RDS managed service with performance and cost since it is AWS native RDS. View full review »
reviewer1472997
CTO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
While, with all services of Amazon, there is a starter option that is given for free, this starter offer is not enough for the development or the deployment of products. Each time you pass these limits, you have to pay and it's completely unpredictable. The pricing can get very expensive. You pay a standard price, which is low, for a fixed reservation. However, if you exceed your limit, instantly, then the bill is increased tremendously. That's a drawback for the system. You have to provision very carefully and to make sure that you do not exceed the limit. That said, after careful provisioning, it is a very cheap option. If you are successful at cloud provisioning, you won't need to pay much. You do have to pay extra for technical support, even if you are on the free service tier. View full review »
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reviewer963066
Sr. Database Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use the community version of the solution. I believe we only pay for the storage, but I'm not sure how it works exactly. View full review »
Agnaldo Carmo
Data Engineer at Elastacloud
The price could be better. View full review »
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