What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Amazon RDS?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost.

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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

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Top 10Real User

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.

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