Amazon RDS for $20 monthly

Amazon RDS for $20 monthly

Amazon AWS just announced that Micro instances can be used for Amazon RDS with MySQL database engine which is really good news. Previously cheapest option  was Small Instance which was quite “expensive” with $0.105 USD for on hour (without reserved instances). Now we can use RDS with MySQL for $0.025 hourly! We can go even lower with reserved instances. Details about pricing are available here .

I made small table, to see how much actually we needs to pay for instances based on prices per hour and particular pricing options :

instance type (usage) upfront payment hourly average monthly price (upfront + hourly usage)
micro – pay as you go $0.050 $35.60
micro (light) $23 $0.016 $13.31
micro (medium) $54 $0.010 $11.62
micro (heavy) $62 $0.008 $10.86
small – pay as you go $0.210 $149.52
small (light) $69 $0.053 $43.49
small (lmedium) $160 $0.037 $39.68
small (heavy) $195 $0.027 $35.47

Don’t forget that prices are only about running instance, you need to add price for storage (min 5GB), traffic, and IO requestes.