Reduce your Amazon RDS
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

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


Rightsize Instances

Make sure your instances are rightsized to your workload. Monitor CPU usage of your database instances for a longer period. If the weekly average CPU usage is below 40% you can safely half the instance size.


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. Make sure to also factor in database backup costs.


Migrate To Aurora

Amazon Aurora offers a better price performance ratio and is compatible with MySQL & Postgres. It also includes useful features like Global Databases and serverless options. If you have variable traffic patterns serverless might be more cost effective.

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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!”

John Schrijvers
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 RDS Service information & pricing

About Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS is a cloud service for scalable databases, offering security, monitoring, auto-updates, and more. It supports seven engines and on-premise deployment, promotes innovation, reduces costs, and ensures easy migration.

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Amazon RDS pricing

Amazon RDS, a managed database service, offers a free trial, with payment based on usage. Choose between On-Demand or Reserved Instances for significant discounts. Storage options & data transfer costs vary. AWS's Free Tier is available to new customers.

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