Reduce your Amazon DMS
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Database Migration Service cost saving tips Optimize your Database Migration Service costs with these tips


Use DMS Serverless

Opt for on-demand, auto-scaling capacity with DMS Serverless. It removes the need to provision and manage replication instances. Pay only for capacity used.


DMS for Homogeneous Migrations

For migrating between similar databases, utilize native DMS replication. It allows seamless migrations with hourly pricing and no upfront costs.


Use DMS Fleet Advisor

DMS Fleet Advisor provides target recommendations for free. It helps identify optimized target engines on AWS to right-size your migration costs.

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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
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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 Database Migration Service Service information & pricing

About Database Migration Service

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a speedy, secure data migration service that guarantees minimal downtime and zero data loss. It aids in the transition from Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, etc., to cloud services. DMS ensures high availability, reduces database management tasks, creates data protection redundancies, replicates ongoing changes, and improves data lake integration.

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Database Migration Service pricing

AWS offers a one-year free tier for its Database Migration Service (DMS), which includes 750 hours monthly of dms.t2.micro instance use. After this, customers pay hourly rates for replication instances and extra log storage with no long-term commitments. DMS Serverless also charges for used capacity. Features like DMS Fleet Advisor and Schema Conversion are free, but Amazon S3 storage costs apply.

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