Cheaper SQL on Amazon EC2
Cheaper SQL on Amazon EC2
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Wednesday, 16 May 2012

If you’re running SQL Server on Amazon EC2, there are some new options that may well work out less expensive.

aws

Amazon has added the option of running SQL Server on its Standard Small and Medium instance types, so lowering the minimum size of a SQL Server database instance on EC2.

Another option that is being added is support for SQL Server Web Edition. Web Edition is similar to SQL Server Standard Edition, but costs less. It does lack some features that might be useful, including the SQL query edit and design tools, support for version control, and the MDX edit, debug, and design tools.

The pricing looks good, though. On a Small instance type, you’d pay a default usage of $0.115 per hour. Add in SQL Standard and the cost rises to $0.629 per hour, but SQL Web Edition is just $0.155 per hour.

Amazon has also added the ability to use SQL Server 2012 on EC2.

aws

More Information

Amazon EC2 Running Microsoft Windows Server & SQL Server

Related Articles

AWS support for Denali

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on Google+, Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook, install the I Programmer Toolbar or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

Banner


The Truck Factor Revealed
16/07/2015

Don't take this too seriously, but if 90 programmers working on the Linux kernel were to be hit by a truck then the project, and hence Linux, would be toast. If a truck score of 90 seems good what abo [ ... ]



Microsoft Offers Research Grants For HoloLens
07/07/2015

Microsoft HoloLens opens up amazing opportunities for creating "mixed reality" experiences. Now Microsoft is offering incentives to academic reseach institutions in the United States to come up with n [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 May 2012 )
 
 
Banner

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2015 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.