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SQL Server Standard pricing confusion
When I google how much SQL Server Standard costs, I land on Microsoft's site and it looks like it would be 899/yr https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/sql-server/sql-server-2019-pricing But then when I create a new RDS instance, the minimum instance that i can get is db.m5.large, which costs 1,500/yr. It goes up to around 3,000/yr if I choose the default instance that I am offered. Why so expensive on AWS?
Difficulty understanding QuickSight pricing
I have a public, static website where I want to display embedded QuickSight charts. My data are in s3. I estimate the site will display around a dozen or so charts sprinkled across a few pages. The site is initially a low traffic site, starting at around 50 unique views per day with it hopefully eventually ramping up to 1000 views plus per day. I am the only developer. I'm confused with the pricing model listed in the official [pricing page](https://aws.amazon.com/quicksight/pricing/). I have the following questions: 1. Do public embedded charts and/or dashboards require me to choose the enterprise edition? 2. Is QuickSight really built for public access? Does each unique visitor count as a "reader?" 3. If the answer to the second question on #2 is yes, does this mean each visitor initiates a session? 4. Is QuickSight even appropriate for my use case?
EBS IOPS, Throughput and EBS bandwidth
we need to deploy ec2 with following EBS configuration- random 4k write : 2,00,000 IOPS sequential read-2000Mb/s sequential write-2000Mb/s this is database server requirement. 1. I have some confusion if I select **io2** EBS type with 200000 provision IOPS let say for 24 hours and after that I have modified EBS type to GP3 do AWS charge me for full month or only for 24 hours? if AWS would accrued 24 hours charge what would be charges? 2. what ec2 type I should go for any suggestions? Or am I making any mistake in selecting EBS type please guide me.
Is there any way to delete traces in X-Ray to save money?
I would like to reduce the amount of data in X-Ray and pay less money due to less storage being used. But it looks like there's no delete API, and the pricing is based only on recorded traces, not on storage. Are there options for saving money in X-Ray? Related: https://repost.aws/questions/QUc5eKQKVsShyOa_1MTn6ZWg/is-it-possible-to-configure-the-aws-x-ray-retention-period
Are we billed a put-request for each part with s3 multipart upload or only once for the final merged file?
as per the title. I'm wondering if the cost of a multipart upload is more expensive than uploading a single part due to being billed a put request for each individual part. The documentation is quite clear than the storage fee will apply for each part, but I found it ambiguous when it came to request fees. Similarly, the S3 pricing page specifically lists "put" as a chargeable action, but does not include the "UploadPart" API call. It doesn't mention it at all, not even to indicate that there is no charge. All other questions I could find about it focus on performance, parallel uploads, etc. none of them talk about costs.
Why are GameLift EC2 instances more expensive than regular EC2 instances?
Why are GameLift EC2 instances more expensive than regular EC2 instances? For example, a GameLift EC2 on-demand instance m5.large costs 0,146 USD per hour in eu-central-1. The same instance on EC2 costs 0,115 USD per hour in eu-central-1 So the GameLift service on top of EC2 makes the instance 27% more expensive. Is there anything included in the GameLift pricing that I would have to pay separately if I would build everything manually with EC2? Or is the GameLift API that saves me some programming the only reason for the increase of the instance price? I would like to evaluate if I can save a considerable amount of money by building a master server myself that is responsible for everything that GameLift can do for me, or if I would basically end up with the same running costs because I am missing the insight that I would be charged extra for some service when using EC2 manually that are already included in the GameLift calculation. Thanks in advance
AWS Spot Pricing Specifics
Hi, for my purposes I am using AWS Batch with EC2 spot to run multiple jobs created every 15 minutes with each lasting ~2-10 seconds for computation. From my understanding AWS Batch creates an instance for each job, where Spot prices a minimum of one minute's charge for each, although I am uncertain of the exact instance type chosen by the "optimal" selection's logic with best-fit. As a result of my low duration workload, I was planning to create a load-balancing system that combines jobs (Each is calculated independently and are not easily multi-processed) before submitting them to AWS Batch, choosing a specific instance type instead of the "optimal" selection to reach the 1 minute time for a given instance consistently to avoid wasted time (However I still want the work to be computed in parallel over multiple instances whenever otherwise possible). I was wondering if there were any faults in my understand of AWS Batch and Spot above, perhaps where AWS Batch packages the jobs similarly to how I was planning?
Cloudfront PUT request pricing
I want to know pricing for uploading to S3 through cloudfront. I only can find pricing for cloudfront data OUT but I'm not clearly understand if uploading to s3 with cloudfront is considered as data OUT? Now we upload our data directly to s3 and according to the billing, we don't pay for that transfer. But if we turn on uploading through cloudfront we will pay the same as for data OUT?
Does transferring HTTP payload in multiple chunks to s3 count as multiple requests in term of pricing ?
I am considering using the mechanism described [here](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/API/sigv4-streaming.html) to transfer data in chunks from a micro controller to AWS S3. If I need to cut my payload into 10 000 chunks (so that it fits in RAM) would that mean that i'll have to pay for 10 000 HTTP requests ? Thanks for your help, David.
IOT core pricing
I'm looking for information on pricing of attribute-search/update operations of an IOT thing when fleet-indexing is DISABLED 1. where can I find the price of attribute search operation (i.e. using client.describe_thing())? 2. where can I find the price of attribute update operation (i.e. using client.update_thing())?
EFS data transfer
Dear colleagues, Is there and data transfer costs when I'm sending data to EFS? Let's say I have a margate in VPS task. It has public and private IP. If I'll write and then read 1GB of data from Fargate task to EFS is there will be some hidden cost other than declared [here](https://aws.amazon.com/efs/pricing/)?
Do i get charged for Reserved Capacity if the machine is off?
I understand that an EC2 instance is only charged if it is on. But does it change if I use "Reserved Capacity"? If I run an EC2 On Demand instance with Reserved Capacity for a few hours a day only, do I get charged any more than the actual instance cost for those hours the machine is on?