Reduce your Amazon Aurora
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Aurora cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Aurora costs with these tips


Implement Serverless

Eliminate capacity management and pay only for what you use. This can save up to 90% of costs. You must however be aware that serverless is more expensive if you are using the database long term. Serverless databases are only cost effective for highly variable workloads.


Reserved DB Instances

You can purchase reserved database instances from AWS. This can save you up to 70% compared to on demand costs. Depending on the length of the contract and commitment. Amazon Aurora reserved DB instances have the added benefit that they are flexible.


Other Costs

Consider your database backup costs in the total cost of ownership as well. For example, backing up an Aurora Database Cluster is four times cheaper than backing up a regular RDS database. Also, Aurora is more performant than RDS, so you need smaller instances.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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John Schrijvers
CEO of Dataswitcher

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon Aurora Service information & pricing

About Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora, a high-performance managed database, is compatible with MySQL & PostgreSQL. Features include Multi-AZ availability, global replication, easy migration, built-in security, continuous backups, and AWS integration.

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Amazon Aurora pricing

Amazon Aurora is a speedy, reliable database service with flexible pricing. Aurora Standard is budget-friendly, I/O-Optimized boosts performance, with On-Demand, Reserved, and Serverless options for savings. Extra charges for Aurora Global Database, backup storage.

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