To reduce user costs, ApsaraDB RDS provides economy instances and standard instances. ApsaraDB RDS instances that use the ARM architecture are classified into economy instances.
Introduction to economy instances and standard instances
Economy instances allow you to use higher instance specifications at lower costs. This type of instance is provided based on intelligent cost management and resource integration. Economy instances provide high stability and availability, help reduce IT costs, and are suitable for enterprises that require cost reduction and efficiency enhancement.
Standard instances support larger capacity and more instance families. This type of instance is long tested in the market and provides high-security, high-stability, and high-performance database services for the core business of enterprises.
All available instance types
The following regions are supported. Additional regions will be supported in the future. For more information, visit the ApsaraDB RDS buy page.
China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Shenzhen), and Singapore
More than 30 regions
Cloud disks and local disks
All available versions in ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL, ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL, ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server, and ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB
You can go to the ApsaraDB RDS buy page to purchase economy instances and standard instances based on your business requirements.
You can change the product type of an instance between Standard and Economy. For more information, see Change instance specifications for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance or Change instance specifications for an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.