This topic introduces the price adjustments to ApsaraDB RDS.

Overview

Note The prices that are provided in this topic are for reference only. If you require further details about the actual prices, go to the ApsaraDB RDS console.
Effective date Item Description
September 20, 2020 Snapshot backups for RDS instances that run PostgreSQL with standard or enhanced SSDs. For more information, see Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.
  • A free quota is provided to store these snapshot backups. The free quota is equal to 200% of the purchased storage capacity.
  • The prices of these snapshot backups are reduced by about 75% compared with the prices of the backups that are stored on local SSDs.

For more information, see Prices of ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL Snapshot Backups.

September 1, 2020 Dedicated proxies for RDS instances that run MySQL. The provision of the first dedicated proxy free of charge is ended. You are now charged for every dedicated proxy that you enable on your RDS instance. For more information about the prices of dedicated proxies, see What are dedicated proxies?
Note The discounts for the upgrade from shared proxy to dedicated proxy remain unchanged. For more information, see Upgrade an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance from shared proxy to dedicated proxy.
May 29, 2020 Snapshot backups for RDS instances that run the Basic Edition. The provision of free storage for snapshot backups is ended. A free quota is provided to store these snapshot backups. The free quota is equal to 200% of the purchased storage capacity. If your storage usage for snapshot backups exceeds the free quota, you are charged extra fees.
April 1, 2020 Snapshot backups for RDS instances that run MySQL with standard or enhanced SSDs. For more information, see Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance.
  • The retention period of these snapshot backups is extended to more than seven days. Before April 1, 2020, these snapshot backups can be retained for up to seven days.
  • A free quota is provided to store these snapshot backups. The free quota is equal to 200% of the purchased storage capacity.
  • The prices of these snapshot backups are reduced by about 75% compared with the prices of the backups that are stored on local SSDs.

For more information, see Prices of ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL Snapshot Backups.

March 13, 2020 Read-only RDS instances that run SQL Server 2017. If you select the pay-as-you-go billing method and the dedicated instance family, the prices of these RDS instances are reduced by about 30%.
January 15, 2020 RDS MySQL Introduction to database proxies For more information about the prices of dedicated proxies, see Prices of ApsaraDB for RDS Dedicated Proxies.
October 21, 2019 RDS instances that run PostgreSQL with standard or enhanced SSDs. For more information, see Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance. The prices of these RDS instances are reduced by about 40% on average and up to 67% in all Alibaba Cloud regions. For more information,see Prices of ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL Instances with Standard or Enhanced SSDs on Alibaba Cloud International Site.
October 15, 2019 RDS instances that run MySQL with standard or enhanced SSDs. For more information, see Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance. The prices of these RDS instances are reduced by about 30% on average and up to 67% in all Alibaba Cloud regions. For more information,see Prices of ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL Instances with Standard or Enhanced SSDs on Alibaba Cloud International Site.