Reduce Amazon DocumentDB
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

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


Monitor DocumentDB Use

Regularly use the AWS Cost Explorer service to monitor your DocumentDB usage and costs. It helps identify optimization opportunities like deleting unused instances or databases.


Stop Unused Clusters

In development and test scenarios, stop a DocumentDB cluster when not in use and start it when development resumes. This reduces the cost of maintaining unused clusters.


Single Instance Cluster

Use a single instance cluster for non-production workloads where high availability is not required. Compared to production clusters with three or more instances, a single instance optimizes costs.

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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 DocumentDB Service information & pricing

About Amazon DocumentDB

Amazon DocumentDB is a fully managed JSON database supporting enterprise workload scaling. It eases data storage, querying, and indexing while ensuring high availability and durability. It's MongoDB-compatible, eliminates manual database tasks, and offers constant backups and AWS integration. Ideal for managing content, user profiles, and scaling applications, it’s favored by clients like Zulily, Plume, and Rappi. Check online for additional features and pricing info.

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Amazon DocumentDB pricing

Amazon DocumentDB is a managed document database service with costs based on on-demand instances, database I/O, storage, and backups. It provides options for standard and I/O-optimized storage, along with features such as per-second billing, instance pausing, affordable backups, auto-scaling, data duplication, and free encryption. Amazon offers a free trial for beginners. On-demand instance prices are hourly, with extra charges for multi-AZ deployments.

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