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AWS Pricing


The Price Is….

Varied. How it works is more important than how it’s priced at this point, so this will be brief(er).

E2 and RDS have Reserved Capacity, save up to 75% over the equivalent of on-demand capacity.

Instances are;



  • All Up Front (AURI)
  • Partial Up Front (PURI)
  • No Upfront (NURI)

Bigger the upfront payment, bigger the discount.

Minimize risk, manage budget, comply with longer-term commitments.

There are volume-based discounts.
S3 and transfer out from EC2 has tired prizing, most you use, less you pay per gigabite. (Inbound data transfer is always free).

Storage Services Portfolio can help lower your pricing based on how frequently you access data and what it takes to retrieve it.

And there is custom pricing for your projects if you need it.

With AWS, you pay for
  • Compute
    • By the hour with On-Demand Instances.
    • No minimum requirements
  • Data transfer Out (Not In)
    • Aggregated across EC2, S3, RDS, SimpleDB, SQS, SNS, VPC.
    • Charged at outbound data transfer rate.
  • Storage
    • Standard has 11 9s of durability
    • Standard Infrequent Access reduces cost by storing less frequently accessed data (cool data) with slightly less redundancy in place.
    • What’s in your buckets and the size and amount.
    • Volume storage - Amt provisioned in GBs per month
    • Your active Database Instance is fully backed up with no additional charge, if you delete your DBI, then you’re charged per GB per month.

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