Amazon RDS For SQL Reduces Prices

Amazon RDS for SQL Server has reduced the price for both the On-Demand and Reserved DB Instances prices on Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ

Recently Amazon unveiled that Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server is reducing the price for both the On-Demand and Reserved DB Instances prices on Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ.
 
The company has reduced the On-Demand prices by an average by 25% across the latest generation of instance classes, including the M5, R5, T3, X1, X1e, and Z1d. The Multi-AZ On-demand price cut for the Enterprise Version is retroactive to 1 July 2020. The impacted Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ Reserved DB Instances purchased after August 1, 2020 will have the updated prices.
 
The image below shows the average savings by region and instance class.
 
 
Source: Amazon
 
While purchases of Reserved DB Instance are non-refundable, while switching to one of the newly reduced instances, Amazon has made a special exception for Amazon RDS for SQL Server clients with existing Reserved Database Instances.
 
For a limited time through August 30, customers can exchange previously purchased RDS SQL Server Reserved Instances for a new RDS SQL Server Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ Reserved DB Instance. Customers will receive a pro-rata refund of any upfront fees that they paid on the original Reserved DB Instance when they purchase their new RDS SQL Server Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ Reserved DB Instance.
 
Amazon said that with this price reduction, read replicas are even more cost-effective with Amazon RDS for SQL Server. Read replicas helps to horizontally scale your workloads by offloading the read traffic to the replica.



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