Reduce your Amazon Polly
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

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


Right-Size Polly Resources

Analyze your text-to-speech usage patterns and adjust your Polly resources such as number of voices and text length based on your needs. This will help you avoid paying for unused features.


Leverage Reserved Capacity

Reserved capacity can provide significant discounts compared to on-demand pricing for predictable workloads. Note that this requires a 1 or 3 year commitment.


Integrate Services Like S3

For temporary audio file storage needs, consider using services like S3 to optimize Polly resource allocation. This can help minimize costs over time.

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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 Polly Service information & pricing

About Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly provides superior human-like voices in multiple languages. It allows speech output customization, supports lexicons and SSML tags, and enables storing and sharing speech in MP3 and OGG formats. Using deep learning technology, it produces high-quality speech synthesis for businesses to create speech-enabled apps. It's useful for content creation, e-learning, and telephony sectors.

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Amazon Polly pricing

Amazon Polly bills based on text characters converted to speech or Speech Marks metadata. You pay monthly for processed characters. Standard voices cost $4/1M characters, and Neural voices $16/1M. The Free Tier covers 5M characters/month for Standard and 1M for Neural voices for a year. For AWS GovCloud (US) government users, Standard voices are $4.80/M, and Neural voices are $19.20/M.

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