It is always fun to write about price reductions. I enjoy knowing that our customers will find AWS to be an even better value over time as we work on their behalf to lower our own costs and pass the savings along.
Effective October 1, 2010 we are reducing the On-Demand and Reserved pricing for the High Memory Double Extra Large (db.2xlarge) and High Memory Quadruple Extra Large (db.4xlarge) DB Instances. Here are the old and the new On-Demand prices in the US-East Region for standard deployments:
|Instance Type||Old Price||New Price|
|High Memory Double Extra Large||$1.55 per hour||$1.30 per hour|
|High Memory Quadruple Extra Large||$3.10 per hour||$2.60 per hour|
Corresponding discounts have been applied in the other AWS Regions, to Reserved Instances, and to Multi-AZ deployments; see the Amazon RDS page for more information. If you have existing RDS Reserved DB Instances, your hourly usage rate will be lowered to the new rate effective October 1st, 2010.