We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
Make sure you provision your MySQL RDS properly. Don't over or under-provision. Perform some benchmarks before migrating. Migrating to a new system is costly. You don't want to have your data migrated only to realize it performs much worse than before.
It is less expensive than SQL Server. We pay based on the usage on a monthly basis.
The price could be better.
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.
By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost.
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
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.
What do you like most about Amazon RDS?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!