AWS cuts DynamoDB pricing

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has reduced the price of its managed NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering just days after slashing the cost of its EC2 service.

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) giant said the price of indexed data storage had fallen by up to 75 per cent, while the price of provisioned throughput capacity has fallen by 35 per cent.

While pricing varies by region, for EU customers indexed data storage is free for the first 100MB, then $0.283 (£0.0188) per GB per month thereafter.

Provisioned throughput capacity for the same region is $0.00735 (£0.00488) per hour for every 10 units of write capacity and $0.00735 (£0.00488) per hour for every 50 units of read capacity.

“We have also introduced a new Reserved Capacity offering. Reserved Capacity pricing offers significant savings over the normal price of DynamoDB provisioned throughput capacity,” the organisation said.

“When you buy Reserved Capacity, you pay a one-time upfront fee and commit to paying for a minimum usage level for the duration of the Reserved Capacity term. Using Reserved Capacity pricing, you can save up to 53 per cent with a one-year term and up to 76 per cent with a three-year term,” it added.

All changes apply to all regions.

While this is the first time this year the price of Dynamo DB has been cut, 75 per cent is a significant price decrease. This cut is also in line with reductions made to AWS’ primary IaaS offering, Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), the price of which has been dropped twice already since the beginning of 2013.

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